Few people are born with “perfect” smiles.

There’s a reason tens of millions of people start orthodontic treatments every year. Millions more are thinking about it.

Everyone would like to have straight teeth and a beautiful smile. Yet, many people — particularly adults — are hesitant to wear braces. This may be because of concerns about how it could affect them in their professional lives or because they are worried it might make them feel self-conscious in social situations.

If that sounds like you, then you may want to consider Invisalign® as an alternative to traditional brackets and wires. Invisalign can give you a discreet way to transform your smile, so you can feel comfortable wearing them practically anywhere.

And where can you get Invisalign in Birmingham, MI? At Newingham Dental Center. Keep reading to learn more about this grown-up orthodontic option, or call 248-972-8720 to schedule a consultation.

Consider ‘Invisible Braces’

You may have worn braces as a teenager. Even if you didn’t, you probably had friends who did. Either way, you know that it’s usually pretty obvious when someone is wearing them.

That’s not a criticism of braces. They do what they were designed to do. But that doesn’t mean that working adults want to wear them into a meeting with a client or even a lunch with co-workers, much less on a date.
And that’s OK, too. Invisalign was actually developed with you in mind.

Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign users where a series of aligners made of transparent plastic. Since this aligners are custom-made for each patient, they seem to disappear when placed over your teeth.

You will still feel them gently nudging your teeth into new positions, but they are far, far less noticeable than a set of metal brackets and wires. It’s the reason some people have described them as “invisible braces.”
Like braces, Invisalign can fix a number of issues:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Straighten Your Teeth with Fewer Frustrations

In addition to potentially being a distracting to other, braces can affect you in other ways as well.

When you have braces, you are supposed to avoid certain foods. Sticky and chewy foods can get caught between your brackets, wires, and teeth. Hard food may even cause wires to bend or brackets to come loose.

Some people also find the brackets are uncomfortable because of how they rub against the inside of their mouths.

With Invisalign, you can avoid those frustrations. Your aligners are meant to be taken out when you eat meals or snacks. That way you don’t have to give up any of your favorite treats. Just remember to brush and floss and clean your aligner before putting it back in.

Each aligner is made of a single piece of smooth plastic. So, they don’t have rough edges that feel uncomfortable against the tissues of your mouth.

Create a Better Smile

With Invisalign, you can realign your teeth and give yourself the confidence that comes with a great smile. To get started, schedule a consultation at Newingham Dental Center. Call us today at 248-972-8720 or contact us online to request an appointment.