This is a common scenario: as a child, you wore metal braces to align your teeth. Down the road, you had to wear a retainer to preserve the alignment. However, you stopped wearing retainers at some point because you thought your teeth were perfectly lined up. Unfortunately, in your 30s or 40s, you start to notice your teeth are shifting out of alignment.
Has this happened to you? If you are nodding in agreement, you might have wondered whether you should start wearing braces again. The good news is that you can align your teeth without having to use traditional metal braces. At John L. Aurelia, D.D.S. PLLC, we offer Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your smile discreetly.
Because Invisalign treatment doesn’t bear any features of traditional braces, they can be a mystery to many patients interested in this orthodontic treatment. So how does it work?
After Dr. John Aurelia determines you are a perfect candidate for Invisalign, the next step involves taking a computer-aided 3D impression of your teeth. Once the images are taken, we send them to a dental lab, where a series of aligner trays are fashioned.
Once your custom-made trays are ready, you will need to wear a set every two weeks, after which you will swap for a new set that moves your teeth closer into proper alignment. If you want to shorten your treatment period, you must wear your aligners at all times and only remove them when eating or cleaning them. Typically, Invisalign treatment takes about 12 to 18 months, but you can start seeing results after a few weeks!
Wondering why clear aligners are gaining popularity among adults? It’s because Invisalign treatment yields the below unique benefits:
Are you ready to get started with Invisalign treatment in Rochester, MI? Please dial (248) 243-6044 to schedule a consultation at John L. Aurelia, D.D.S., PLLC. We will help you achieve the smile you have always wanted!