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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Invisalign

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Information and education are the keys to good health. Just as we believe in continuing education for ourselves, we recommend that our patients learn about their dental health. We are always happy to discuss your care with you, and we will never perform a procedure until you’ve been informed about the procedure we are treating and have given us your approval to proceed.

If you have a question, take a look at this selection of questions we are often asked about our practice, the services we offer, and dentistry in general. If your question isn’t answered here or if you need more information, you are always welcome to give us a call or send us an email using our convenient online form.


Invisalign can correct a wide variety of problems, including an overbite, or deep bite.

The best way to determine if Invisalign in Royal Oak is the right treatment for straightening your teeth or correcting your bite is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Chalasani. During this examination, she will also take x-rays and photos of your teeth. Gathering this information helps her determine if Invisalign can achieve the results you're hoping for.

Invisalign can't correct every complex bite situation, so your personal evaluation will help you choose the right treatment path for you. If Invisalign isn't the best procedure for your smile, Dr. Chalasani will discuss other suitable options to help you reach your smile goals.

If you do move forward with clear braces in Royal Oak, Dr. Chalasani will use 3-D imaging to create your custom treatment plan and even show you what your completed smile will look like. Invisalign uses your treatment plan to create a series of clear plastic aligners that you will wear for 10 to 14 days before moving on to the next set. 

If you've been dreaming of a straighter, more beautiful smile, we encourage you to contact Family Dentistry of Royal Oak to learn more about what Invisalign can do for your smile.

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. 

It's exciting how modern dentistry can improve the lives of our Royal Oak patients in ways that afford them comfort, style, and speedy treatment times.

Clear plastic aligners are a popular choice for those seeking to renew and upgrade their smiles without the use of metal braces. 

If you are considering Invisalign, you might be curious about how long it might take to straighten your teeth.

How Long Will Invisalign Take to Straighten Your Teeth?

The truth is, many variables need to be taken into account to get an accurate figure. Some patients have minor smile flaws that only need a few months of treatment, while others may need 18 months of correction.

Dr. Suchi Chalasani will consider how crooked and misaligned your teeth are. If your teeth are mildly crowded, treatment could take as little as six months. Moderate crowding could take up to 12 months. The more misaligned your teeth are, the longer the treatment time can be. 

Very severe cases may need metal braces to correct.

We will also look at any spaces between your teeth, which can be corrected through Invisalign. As with overcrowding, the more complex the case, the longer it may take to treat. 

Call Family Dentistry in Royal Oak for an Invisalign Appointment

Dr. Chalasani can provide more accurate feedback when it comes to your smile makeover plan. If you are ready to make a positive shift in your appearance, please give us a call. 

We look forward to answering any and all Invisalign questions and determining if you are a good candidate for the orthodontic procedure. We look forward to seeing you!

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