• December 14, 2015

Greetings Birmingham, MI! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of the Newingham Dental Center. We hope this holiday season has treated you well so far, and you’re ready for a busy and prosperous 2016. The end of one year is always a good time to begin reflecting on the things in your life which you’d like to change. Have you made any New Year’s resolutions yet?

Many patients tell us there’s something about their appearance or health which they’d like to change. For many patients, that means starting a new diet or exercise program. But if you’ve been living with crooked teeth, you can make a resolution to change that too! At the Newingham Dental Center we offer Invisalign as an alternative to traditional adult braces.

In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to tell you more about the Invisalign revolution. We’ll let you know why many patients prefer the comfort of clear Invisalign braces over traditional adult braces. We’ll also look at how Invisalign works, and what you can expect from treatment with Invisalign. But first, let’s look at the problems Invisalign can solve.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Correct?

Invisalign braces from the Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI, can correct many of the same orthodontic issues as traditional adult braces. Invisalign is a great choice for adults who want a faster and more discreet option than traditional adult braces. Most adults can be treated with Invisalign braces, as can many older teenagers.

In the past, Invisalign was primarily used to treat minor issues quickly. While the technology has advanced, it’s still the most comfortable option for treating those little things which make you embarrassed of your smile. Invisalign is perfect if you have a few crooked teeth if you would little to straighten. Invisalign can also correct overlapping teeth, or crowded teeth.

Advances in Invisalign technology now allow us to also use Invisalign to correct issues with your bite. Previously, patients suffering from overbite, underbite, open bite, or crossbite had to settle for traditional adult braces. There just weren’t any short-term solutions for their bite. Invisalign has changed all that! Even if you’ve previously been told you weren’t a candidate for Invisalign, we may now be able to help!

What Are the Advantages of Invisalign Over Traditional Adult Braces?

Invisalign holds three big advantages over traditional adult braces: comfort, convenience, and speed. Traditional adult braces use metal brackets and wires to reposition your teeth. This method works well, but it can be uncomfortable. Plus, who really wants to walk around with a mouthful of metal for two years or more?

Invisalign is far different. Your teeth are gradually but steadily realigned with clear, plastic aligners. There is no metal brackets or wires involved! Invisalign orthodontics are more comfortable, and require no painful adjustments. One of the most common complaints about traditional adult braces is an uncomfortable pulling sensation on your teeth. That’s not something you have to worry about with Invisalign from the Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI!

Invisalign also works far faster than traditional adult braces. If you went with metal brackets and wires, you could end up wearing your braces for two years or even longer. Most adults see the results they want in just one year of treatment with Invisalign! That means Invisalign can fit into the lifestyle of even the busiest working adults!

How Does Invisalign Work?

As mentioned before, Invisalign uses clear aligners to gradually reposition your teeth. Invisalign aligners are removable, but need to be worn for around 22 hours a day. (You can take them out before special occasions, or when you need to eat or brush your teeth.) Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, then you move onto the next aligner.

At the Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI, we use the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. Before you begin treatment, we start by taking digital x-rays and pictures of your teeth. The Invisalign Outcome Simulator then helps us plan out over stage of your Invisalign treatment. We can even show you what your smile will look like after you complete treatment with Invisalign!

We then take impressions of your teeth to create the custom Invisalign aligners. We’ll give you a few aligners at a time to cut-down on your appointments. After you finish using a set of aligners, you return to our comfortable and modern office. We’ll check on your teeth, then give you the the next set of aligners. It’s that simple!

Schedule a Consultation

Ready to learn more about Invisalign? Then schedule a consultation at the Newingham Dental Center in Birmingham, MI. We’ll help you determine if Invisalign braces can work for you. Many patients get the Hollywood smile of their dreams with Invisalign! Call us today at 248-972-8720.