Invisalign: The Clear Alternative To Metal Braces

Teeth straightening is sometimes essential to achieving your best smile. If you do not want traditional braces, there are other options available. Dr. David Schmidt providers straightening alternatives with Invisalign in Ypsilanti, MI. This form of clear aligners can help some patients straighten teeth without metal braces. Keep reading to learn more about this great cosmetic dental option. 

Clear Aligners 

Clear aligners are an alternative way to straighten teeth. The aligners are made of a sturdy plastic material that is designed and molded to fit your teeth. These aligners will apply gentle pressure to the teeth so that straightening can happen slowly over time. Aligners can be taken out for several hours each day and are not as noticeable as traditional braces. 

Who Should Get This Treatment?

Invisalign in Ypsilanti, MI is a great option for patients who need moderate teeth straightening. Patients should be able to tolerate wearing the oral device for up to 22 hours a day. This type of treatment is not recommended for children who still have baby teeth, but rather it is intended for patients who have all of their permanent teeth fully emerged. 

This type of treatment will not be appropriate for patients who are looking to correct severely rotated teeth or for patients who have severe underbite or overbite. 

How Long Does Straightening Take?

When using clear aligners, a patient can expect to wear their oral device for 6 to 18 months. You will need to talk with your dentist to discuss the exact details of your treatment plan. Clear aligners are often used for less time than traditional braces, though. 

Benefits of This Treatment

Patients often choose clear aligners for a few different reasons. One of the most common reasons is that they are less noticeable than traditional braces. Another benefit is that aligners are often less expensive than traditional orthodontic care. Clear aligners can be taken out of the mouth daily also.

If you would like to learn more about our services, or if you are interested in Invisalign in Ypsilanti, MI, please call Dr. Schmidt at 734-485-2200. 

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