Invisalign is a series of nearly invisible aligners which are made of a thermoplastic material, they look similar to whitening trays. A series of aligners are custom made just for you so your teeth can be moved in a sequence planned by your doctor.
Each aligner will make a slight adjustment to your tooth position based on the specific plan created by your doctor. They are tailor made for you! The aligners cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. Every few weeks or so, you will begin using a new set of aligners which continue to shift your teeth into a straight position.
Many of our Grand Blanc patients have already experienced the benefits of Invisalign and you may not have ever noticed. That’s because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible! No one will be able to tell that you are wearing them. For the best results, the aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. However, unlike traditional wire braces, they can be removed while eating or drinking which makes eating, and keeping your teeth cleaned after, easier than traditional braces. There are also no wires or brackets which could cause irritation to your gums like traditional wire braces.
The treatment depends on the severity of your case and how many teeth need to be shifted in order to give you your new, straight smile. The treatment time will be determined by your doctor. The average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen can vary. Consult your doctor for the most accurate timeline.
Dental Care Team is proud to offer orthodontic services by Dr. Archana Rajan. Dr. Rajan graduated from University of Michigan with a dental degree as well as a master’s of science in orthodontics and holds a degree in public health.
She has published articles based on her research in several scientific and professional journals and holds professional memberships in the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.
For our patients’ convenience, Dr. Rajan has concentrated her treatment times to Fridays and Saturdays. This way the kids and teenagers she treats will miss a very small amount of school, if any at all.
Dr. Rajan and Dental Care Team believe in and practice interceptive orthodontics where if we see that the teeth are heading towards needing braces, we would recommend that treatment starts early with some dental appliances such as palatal expanders so that any full treatment with braces gets reduced in time and cost.
We know that braces and orthodontic treatment can be expensive. We also know that, as parents, we will do whatever we can to take care of our children; so, to make it easier, Dental Care Team has set up interest free payment plans to cover this kind of treatment.
If you or your child has been considering braces or orthodontic treatment, give us a call to discuss your options.