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Straightening your teeth can seem like a monumental task. However, it is not only your teeth that change. During treatment, traditional braces require that you wear them permanently affixed to your teeth for months or even years, compromising your look for your end result. Luckily, you can avoid all of this with Invisalign. Learn more about Invisalign orthodontic treatment with Dr. David Salah at Progressive Dental in Novi, MI.
What can Invisalign do for me?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment which focuses on straightening the teeth and correcting a bad bite, known as malocclusion. Some of the most common conditions that Invisalign treats include:
- misaligned teeth
- overcrowding (overlaps)
- under crowding (gaps)
- uneven teeth
- cross bite
- open bite
How does Invisalign work?
Unlike traditional braces which use metal brackets and wires permanently affixed to the teeth, Invisalign depends on clear, plastic aligner trays to move the teeth and correct the bite. The same gentle pressure placed onto the teeth by traditional braces’ brackets and wires helps move the teeth along a predetermined path slowly and steadily until they reach their final positions in the mouth. However, Invisalign’s aligner trays are clear, comfortable, and removable, allowing patients to correct their smile discreetly and without altering their look. Additionally, patients remove Invisalign’s trays to eat and brush their teeth, making these daily tasks easier and less time-consuming than with traditional braces.
Invisalign Treatment in Novi, MI
Dental issues like tooth decay or gum disease can cause longer treatment times and other complications. Therefore, it is important to your orthodontic treatment to prevent these conditions from happening. You can achieve this by brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. Be sure to brush for at least two minutes to effectively remove the plaque and bacteria on the teeth. Additionally, you should commit to your regular orthodontic check ups every six weeks to ensure that your dentist finds and catches these problems early before they begin affecting your treatment.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. David Salah at Progressive Dental in Novi, MI. Call 248-349-7560 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Salah today!