Invisalign Straightens Farmington Smiles
Would you be amazed to learn that now, it’s possible to straighten teeth in just months instead of years? The latest thing in orthodontics today is Invisalign, and it can give patients beautifully straight teeth in an average of 9-15 months instead of the 2-4 years traditional braces can often require. There are no metal wires or brackets required with Invisalign treatment – instead, your teeth are comfortably straightened with a set of customized, practically invisible and removable plastic aligners.
Time was when the only option for orthodontic treatment was those bulky braces made of metal. But as more and more adults began to opt to have their teeth straightened, the need for a more mature choice became clear. Now, with Invisalign, Northville adults as well as teens can choose to realign their smiles with clear braces.
Like traditional braces, Invisalign can correct many cosmetic smile imperfections. For some of our patients, the problem may be crooked or crowded teeth. Still others may be bothered by an overbite or teeth that have wide gaps between them. Whatever orthodontic concern you have about your smile, Invisalign in Livonia may be the right solution for you.
Invisalign for Farmington & the Surrounding Areas
Before a patient can begin any kind of orthodontic treatment, Dr. Metzger always schedules a dental checkup to ensure your oral health. Any problems, such as cavities or periodontal disease should be taken care before you start wearing your Invisalign aligners.
Then, Dr. Metzger works hand-in-hand with the Invisalign lab to develop a treatment plan that will address your unique orthodontic needs. Based upon x-rays, photographs and impressions, the lab creates 3D images of your teeth. With this, Dr. Metzger can visualize exactly how your teeth need to move. And what’s more, with the 3D image and treatment plan, she can show you her visualization, so you’ll be able to see exactly what your smile will look like once you’ve completed treatment.
The aligners are organized in a sequential series of sets that you’ll wear for about two weeks each. At the end of those two weeks, simply throw away the set you’ve been wearing and move on to the next set. Although Dr. Metzger will want you to wear your aligners for most of the hours in a day, you will be able to remove them at mealtime and when you need to brush and floss your teeth.
The length of treatment depends on the particulars of your specific case. But for most of our Invisalign patients, time spent wearing your aligners is usually no longer than that required for traditional braces and, in fact, is usually shorter. As you progress from month to month, you’ll see your teeth begin to align and your smile will become the straight one you’ve always wanted.
Not sure if Invisalign is the right choice for you? Contact our office to schedule a free consultation. Dr. Metzger and her team look forward to welcoming you!