Meridian Charter Township dentist
Many people dislike the alignment of their teeth and bite and wish that they could have straighter teeth to give them a wonderful smile. There are orthodontic treatments that can help these people achieve their dream smile but many of these people they dislike the prospect of wearing a mouthful of metal braces for two or three years even more. Our Meridian Charter Township dentist, Dr. Brian Carlin DDS has a possible answer for these people. The Invisalign System solves uneven bites without wires or brackets.
Instead of bonding metal brackets to the teeth and connecting them with arch wires as in traditional metal braces or even substituting clear or tooth-colored brackets and plastic wires with ceramic braces the Invisalign System uses no brackets or wires and doesn’t bond anything to the teeth. Instead the Invisalign System uses a series of clear plastic trays called aligners to move teeth. Our Meridian Charter Township dentist will examine your mouth and take 3-D images of your teeth and jaw, which are sent to Invisalign where the series of snug fitting aligners are custom made for each patient. The patient will wear each tray all day and night for two weeks and then replace it with the next tray in the series. Each tray is designed to move the teeth a little bit more into position. There are between 13 – 48 aligners in the series depending in the individual patient’s case. After all the aligners in the series have been used the treatment is complete.
Invisalign has two big advantages over traditional braces. First, the Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible so no one knows that you are undergoing an orthodontic treatment. Second, the aligners are removable for meals and to brush your teeth afterwards. This means that users can eat whatever they want without fear of bending wires or loosening brackets as with wire or ceramic braces. It also makes tooth care more effective to brush and floss with no braces to encumber the process. However, Invisalign is not a good solution for everyone and our Meridian Charter Township dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination of each patient to see if they are a good candidate for the Invisalign System and will then discuss all the details of the treatment with you so you can make an informed decision. If you have an uneven bite make an appointment with our doctor to see if Invisalign can help you.
Have you been hearing about invisible braces and been wondering exactly what they are, and if they can be used to give you a great smile? If so, you will want to come to our dental practice, Brian Carlin DDS, and speak to our dentist to learn all about Okemos Invisalign braces – and whether or not they are good orthodontic treatment option for you.
At our dental practice, Dr. Brian Carlin is our expert and highly trained dental professional. At our office, patients are able to get a wide variety of dental services, including treatment with Invisalign braces. Invisalign braces are often referred to as invisible braces, because they are virtually invisible while they are being worn. Invisalign is made up of a series of clear plastic aligners that are worn, one at a time, to straighten your smile. Treatment with Invisalign takes about the same amount of time as treatment with traditional metal braces. When a patient gets treatment with Invisalign, CAD/CAM technology is used to create a series of individual plastic aligners that are made to treat the patient’s individual smile problems. This series of aligners can contain anywhere from 15 to 45 aligners, depending on the severity of the patient’s malocclusion. Unfortunately, not all patients qualify for treatment with Okemos Invisalign. Our dentist will be able to meet with you and let you know whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment, depending on the type of smile problem you need to have corrected.
Many adults enjoy being treated with Invisalign because the aligners are virtually invisible while they are being worn. They are also considered by most of our patients to be very comfortable, since there are no metal wires or brackets. Each clear plastic aligners is worn for two weeks, as it slowly moves your teeth into position for the next aligner in the series. It is through this process that your teeth will eventually reach the perfect position for your ideal smile. Dr. Carlin has received extensive training in treating patients with Invisalign, and is also an expert in using the 3-D computerized technology that allows him to take custom measurements used to create the aligners. Once you have finished wearing the final aligner, your treatment with Invisalign is completed and you will have your beautiful new smile. Whether you are a teen or an adult who once to have your misaligned teeth straightened, you will want to meet with our dentist regarding treatment with Okemos Invisalign.