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Common Questions About Invisalign® Clear Braces

When you want a straighter, more attractive smile but aren’t excited about the idea of wearing metal orthodontic braces, Invisalign® may provide the ideal solution. Because many older teens and adults worry most about the appearance of their crooked teeth, Invisalign® clear braces are designed to keep orthodontic treatment comfortable and discreet. To find out if you qualify, or for answers to more of your questions, ask your dentist about Invisalign® clear braces during your next routine visit!

How does Invisalign stay invisible?

As the name suggests, clear braces are designed to remain virtually invisible and completely unnoticeable as you go about your day. Rather than utilizing brackets and wires, which are difficult to hide, Invisalign® utilizes a series of custom-made clear acrylic aligners. Each aligner is strategically crafted to guide crooked teeth into straighter positions as you cycle through them every couple of weeks.

How long will I have to wear Invisalign’s aligners?

Shifting crooked teeth back into proper position is a delicate process that must be performed slowly to allow your teeth roots, periodontal tissues, and jawbone sockets to shift accordingly. Like traditional orthodontic braces, Invisalign treatment can take 18-24 months to complete on average, though some patients may require more or less time.

What are the advantages of Invisalign vs. traditional braces?

Besides the fact that they’re highly inconspicuous, clear aligners also have several other advantages over traditional braces. For instance, because the aligners are removable, you won’t have to drastically modify your eating habits or how you brush and floss your teeth. Simply remove the aligners before each action, then replace them when you’ve finished.

About Your Birmingham, MI, Dentist

Dr. Mitchell Milan is a cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentist whose goal is to enhance your smile and improve your dental health. Celebrating over 25 years in practice and serving the Birmingham community, Dr. Milan and his experienced staff offer porcelain veneers, bridges, crowns, bonding, root canals, gum disease treatment, and more. Take your first step toward smile improvement today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Milan by calling our office in Birmingham, MI at (248) 644-2136.

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