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By Summit Dental Group
October 06, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

A beautiful smile makes you--and everyone around you--happy, but remember, it contributes to your oral and overall health, too. At Summit Dental Group in Waterford, MI, Dr. Steven Rollins crafts perfect smiles for teens and adults who want straight teeth for life. Invisalign aligners deliver them easily and discreetly. Here's information about their benefits.

What is Invisalign?

FDA-approved in the 1990s, Invisalign is a technologically advanced orthodontic system. Instead of metal wires, rubber bands, and brackets, a teen or adult wears customized acrylic aligners.

These thin, clear appliances address your specific smile alignment issues, and over six to 18 months, they shift teeth into positions that look great and promote excellent oral health.

Individuals whose jaws are fully grown and who have a complete set of adult teeth benefit most from Invisalign. In his Waterford, MI, office, your dentist will examine and scan your teeth using a special X-ray technique and then, formulate your care plan.

What is a typical treatment plan like?

Most patients wear a series of 18 to 30 sets of fully removable aligners. Each pair is worn 20 to 22 hours a day for about two weeks. Monthly, you see Dr. Rollins at Summit Dental Group where he will assess your progress and deliver your next aligner pairs. You take your aligners out for flossing, brushing, and meals only.

When you complete your care sequence, you may wear your last aligner pair as retainers at night for several months, or you may have a permanent, bonded-on retainer along the tongue-side of your teeth. Dr. Rollins will recommend the best option for you.

The benefits of Invisalign

1. Invisalign has corrected millions of smiles across the world. So, you know it's reliable and successful.

2. The aligners are comfortable, smooth, and unnoticeable, making them attractive to busy adult patients.

3. They may be used for many orthodontic problems, including gaps, crowding, overbite, protruding front teeth, and more.

4. The aligners are crafted in one piece from thin SmartTrack acrylic. That means no wires, brackets, or ligatures.

5. You get that great smile.

Find out more

Invisalign is an amazing treatment choice for qualified orthodontic patients. For a personalized consultation with your dentist, phone Summit Dental Group in Waterford, MI. Dr. Steven Rollins will meet with you to discuss your options. Call today: (248) 681-3600.