Family Dentistry

How does Invisalign work?

Have you ever seen a celebrity smile and wish yours looked similar? At Family Dentistry of Royal Oak, we can help transform your pearly whites to the look you've always desired.

For patients who are interested in straightening their teeth and correcting their smiles without surgery, we are happy to recommend Invisalign in Royal Oak. Dr. Suchi Chalasani can determine if you are a good candidate during your appointment.

How Can Invisalign Help Me?

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign doesn't use metal wires or brackets to straighten your teeth. Instead, it gently shifts teeth using a series of custom-fabricated plastic aligner trays, which are less noticeable than braces. Every two weeks, patients will receive a new set of aligners that gradually shift the teeth up to 0.25 mm each set. 

While the process is gradual, patients can see improvement in a more transparent fashion than metal braces. It can be an exciting process to see your progress over time.

Many Royal Oak patients love how gentle and comfortable Invisalign aligners are—they will never tear up your cheeks or lips since the edges are smooth. 

Patients need to wear Invisalign for 22 hours out of the day for the aligners to work correctly, removing them before meals. It's essential to brush teeth after meals to prevent cavities, tooth decay, or gum disease. 

Your Invisalign dentist in Royal Oak may recommend this orthodontic treatment for mild to moderate cases; some misaligned bites may need traditional braces to correct any smile flaws.

Are You Ready to Straighten Your Teeth?

If you have overcrowded, crooked, protruding, or misaligned teeth—we can help! Family Dentistry of Royal Oak a call today to schedule your Invisalign appointment. 

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