If you’ve always wanted to straighten out a few misalignments in your smile but hesitated because you don’t want to deal with uncomfortable and unattractive metal braces, we have good news for you at Summit Woods Family Dental Care. With the Invisalign® procedure in Jackson, MI, you can address a number of misalignment issues using a comfortable, nearly invisible system of aligners and finally get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Invisalign is the name of an orthodontic procedure that straightens teeth using a system of clear, custom-made aligners. They work like other forms of orthodontics – by applying a gentle but constant pressure on the teeth, the position of the teeth is changed slowly over time. Once treatment is complete, a retainer will be recommended to prevent the teeth from moving back to their original positions.
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is that it is nearly invisible. This can be a very appealing factor for patients in Jackson, MI who want to avoid unattractive metal braces or have tried them before unsuccessfully. With Invisalign aligners, you can complete your orthodontic treatment without feeling self-conscious about doing it. The aligners are also much more comfortable than any type of braces, and they cause much less damage to the soft tissues in the mouth. Additionally, they are removable, making it easy to clean both your teeth and the aligners when you need to. Some patients may also find that the treatment time with Invisalign is shorter than with using braces.
To begin the Invisalign treatment, you will need to have a consultation with our dentist at Summit Woods Family Dental Care, who is highly qualified and experienced in providing the treatment. Detailed measurements will be taken of your mouth to be sent to a dental laboratory, where the aligners will be created.
To complete the treatment, you will have to wear the aligners for most of the day. It’s recommended that you only take them out when eating and to clean them. Each aligner must be worn in a specific order so that your teeth move as planned. You will need to have occasional follow-up appointments at our dental office near you in Jackson, MI, but not as many as with traditional braces. The average treatment time with Invisalign is 12 months, at which point you may have achieved the smile you’ve always wanted.