Adults and teens seeking orthodontic care have a wealth of alternatives that are more cosmetically appealing and comfortable than traditional metal braces. In particular, Invisalign® offers patients effective and discreet orthodontics. At Troy Metro Dental, Dr. Ram Nallapaneni and his team offer Invisalign® in Mt. Clemens as a comfortable, convenient way to achieve a healthy, attractive-looking smile without metal braces.
What's Involved in Invisalign® Treatment?
Invisalign® uses sets of customized clear aligning trays. Each tray is slightly different from the previous tray in the series. By switching to a new tray every one to two weeks, patients’ teeth are gradually moved into new and improved alignment.Unlike traditional orthodontics, patients complete the majority of their treatment plan at home, only visiting the dentist for minor check-ups and to ensure treatment is on-track. For best results, patients must adhere to their treatment plan, switching the trays exactly when instructed by their treatment plan. It is highly recommended that patients wear their Invisalign® aligners for at least 22 hours a day.
Advantages of Invisalign® over Traditional Orthodontics
When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign® features several unique advantages that make treatment with clear braces more comfortable, convenient, and discreet than metal braces. In particular:
- Invisalign® aligners are removable and can be taken out for eating and drinking, eliminating dietary restrictions that normally accompany bonded metal appliances.
- The removability of the aligners makes at-home care easy. You can maintain your regular oral hygiene routine.
- The aligners are made of a clear thermoplastic. Patients can correct their alignment without worrying about their appearance being negatively affected.
Who is a Candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is most effective in treating minor to moderate teeth alignment problems, gaps between teeth and tooth crowding. In most cases, it can take 12 months or less to complete a full course of treatment.
Invisalign® is a truly patient-centric treatment, designed specifically to make it easier to correct teeth alignment problems. These clear braces are a great choice for adults who are looking to improve their smile without metal orthodontia and who can stay on top of the treatment plan required by Invisalign®. We also offer Invisalign® Teen, which is an ideal option for young adults who may be sensitive about their appearance.
Learn about Invisalign® Today
Our team is dedicated to helping patients find the right orthodontic treatment for their smile. Contact Troy Metro Dental today to schedule an Invisalign consultation in Troy and find out if clear braces are right for you.