Invisalign® in Warren, MI
An Improvement from Traditional Braces
The thought of wearing metal brackets and wires on your teeth can make anyone feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. Thankfully, patients who want to undergo orthodontic treatment today have additional options beyond traditional braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are a discreet and removable treatment that allows patients to straighten their teeth with confidence and ease. Using advanced technology, your trays are customized to fit perfectly over your teeth as they work to guide your smile to its desired position. Learn more about how you can benefit from Invisalign and see how the process works.
Advantages of Invisalign
Along with being a discreet, removable orthodontic treatment, Invisalign clear aligners offer additional advantages for our patients, including:
- Ultimate Comfort: Designed specifically for your smile, your clear aligners will fit right over your teeth, ensuring comfort and delivering the smile of your dreams.
- Fast Results: Using patented SmartTrack® material, Invisalign provides a treatment process that is nearly two times faster than traditional orthodontics.
- Predictable: During your consultation, you can see a close prediction of how your smile will look after treatment, allowing you to feel confident in the decision you make.
How The Invisalign Process Will Go
When you visit Warren Family Dentistry for your initial consultation, Dr. Moureiden will sit with you to discuss your smile goals and review the expected process. She’ll also examine your mouth with our dental technology to create a digital image of your smile so we can send it to the Invisalign lab where your aligners are made.
Throughout your treatment, you’ll receive a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks. You’ll need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day to achieve optimal results. The trays should only be removed for eating, cleaning, and brushing your teeth.
Generally, Invisalign treatment takes about 12 to 18 months. Many of our patients will even start to see results within just a few weeks. Dr. Bana will regularly check your progress throughout the course of your treatment and make any adjustments to your plan if necessary.
Once we’ve completed your treatment, you’ll be able to exude newfound confidence from a healthy, beautiful smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign may cause mild discomfort, especially when you first get a new set of aligners.
However, this should fade quickly as your mouth adjusts to your aligners. Invisalign aligners are far more comfortable than metal braces because there aren’t any sharp edges or wires to irritate your cheeks and gums.
Most insurance companies offer the same coverage for Invisalign that they do for traditional braces. To find out the details of your dental insurance coverage, we recommend contacting your provider directly. They can help you determine the amount of payment you qualify for.
If you’re concerned about affording Invisalign treatment, our team at Warren Family Dentistry can help. We offer convenient financing options so you don’t have to worry about paying your entire treatment cost upfront. Instead, you can pay for your dental work in affordable monthly payments so you don’t have to break the bank.
Yes, Invisalign aligners are completely removable. That’s just one reason why this treatment option is so innovative. You don’t have to worry about what foods you eat because your braces won’t be in the way.
However, it’s important to keep your aligners in for as long as possible every day because you’ll have to wear them for 20 to 22 hours. If you don’t wear your aligners enough daily, your treatment may take longer.
Invisalign treatment typically takes 12 months, however, the duration of the treatment depends on your specific needs. For a more personalized estimate of time, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Moureiden where you’ll discuss your smile goals. She’ll examine your oral health to create a customized treatment plan which will include a more accurate timeframe.
Invisalign aligners are easy to care for. Here are some tips to help you care for your aligners:
- Rinse your aligners and your teeth before reinserting the trays
- Soak your Invisalign once a day
- Brush your teeth and your aligners in the morning
- Place your aligners in a protective case when you’re not wearing them
- Don’t let the trays come into contact with hot water or heat
While Invisalign treatment requires little maintenance, following the above-mentioned guidelines will ensure you avoid damaging your trays and get the most out of your treatment.
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth discreetly, Invisalign may be right for you. Invisalign can correct mild to moderate misalignment issues without changing your appearance or your lifestyle.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr. Moureiden by calling (586) 574-9500. During the consultation, you’ll discuss your smile goals and Dr. Moureiden will examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan to fit your needs.
If you lose, break, or damage an aligner, be sure to contact our office immediately by calling (586) 574-9500. We’ll contact the lab to order you a replacement set so you can stay on track with your treatment plan.
In the meantime, you can use your previous set of aligners to ensure your teeth aren’t shifting out of place. Don’t try to fix the aligners at home, as this typically doesn’t work and may only set you back on your projected treatment time.
You can eat and drink anything during Invisalign treatment, as long as you remove your aligners beforehand. The only thing you can consume while wearing your aligners is water, as any other liquid or food can stain or cause damage to your trays.
Always try to brush your teeth before putting your aligners in, so you don’t transfer food particles, sticky residue, or bacteria onto your aligners. This helps to keep them clean and maintains their invisible appearance.
Get Started On Your New Smile With Dr. Bana Today
If you’re ready to see the remarkable results that Invisalign can deliver for your smile, then get in touch with our Warren, MI dental office today. It’s time to feel confident again without having to deal with the inconvenience and embarrassment of braces.
Call us at (586) 574-9500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moureiden. Your fast, discreet journey towards a straighter smile begins today.