Invisalign® Clear Braces
We offer Invisalign® clear braces in Shelby Township, MI. Invisalign is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that our dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Consider using Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted—without braces. A complimentary consultation is available with one of our cosmetic dentists to find out if Invisalign clear braces are right for you.
Misaligned teeth can cause difficulties with speaking and eating, as well as keep your smile from looking its best. The good news is that Invisalign aligners are comfortable, removable, and nearly invisible. These clear braces also straighten teeth without the conspicuous appearance of traditional metal braces. Rather than bonding irritating metal braces to your teeth, our dentists will provide you with a set of custom-molded Invisalign aligners that will gradually reposition your teeth without disrupting your lifestyle. Simply remove the aligners to eat, brush, and floss.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. That way, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective.
Not only are the aligners invisible, but they are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. Invisalign aligners are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. While your aligners will feel tight when you first get them, any discomfort should subside after the first 2 to 3 days. To learn more, check out our blog post on how to make Invisalign more comfortable.
Having no metal and wires also means you spend less time in the dentist’s chair getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move—little by little, week by week—until they have straightened to the final position. You’ll visit our Invisalign dentists about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
Request an Appointment
It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted! Our cosmetic dentists in Shelby Township, MI, are ready to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile for life. To request an appointment and learn if you’re a , call Frank P. Ruffino DDS at (586) 799-4240.