There are plenty components that make up that “perfect” smile that we all aim for. We want a smile that is white, sparkling, but we also want our smile to showcase two rows of perfectly straight teeth. However, it is rare that a person’s smile naturally develops with teeth that are aligned to a T and in many cases, people opt to have braces placed on their teeth to correct their alignment. But, for some people, having traditional, metal braces is not something that they want, as they often call for a wide range of changes that often times don’t fit into one’s schedule or lifestyle. Thanks to recent technology, many of these people can enjoy a straight smile after using clear braces. We are proud to offer invisible braces at our Detroit-area dental office.
Invisible Braces – A Breakthrough in Braces
Invisible aligner technology such as the Invisalign® product by Align Technology, Inc. or the E-Z Align product that we use, is one of the largest breakthroughs in the dental world thus far. We’ve all seen the usual braces that are made with metal wires and brackets and require extra special care and attention. For many, the concept of having these traditional braces has never been appealing, as most people don’t want to deal with the “metal-mouth” look of them, let alone the changes needed to ensure that they stay in pristine condition. This is where invisible braces come into play. At our Detroit dental office, we can fit you with invisible aligners that can gradually straighten your smile, just as you would with normal braces, but with many less hassles as well as the absence of metal. Invisible braces are entirely clear and most people won’t even know that you have them. The only noticeable affect will be your straighter smile!
The Invisible Orthodontic Treatment Program
Invisible braces use clear plastic aligners, which work on very similar principles to traditional braces, to gradually shift your teeth into a straighter position while also being virtually invisible at a glance. You will switch aligners every two weeks or so, as each one is measured to specific calculations to ensure your teeth are shifting but not at too fast of a pace; gradual is the important word here. Each aligner given to you is custom-fit to your teeth.
With invisible braces, you are still able to drink and eat freely and you don’t have to make any changes to your brushing and flossing routine, unlike with traditional braces that call for a new routine when it comes to certain things. There typically isn’t any worry of mouth abrasions or any type of gum soreness as invisible braces are free of metal, brackets, and any kind of wires.
If you live in or around the Detroit area and you’re looking to get that perfect smile without the use of traditional braces, contact Dr. Joseph Serra for an invisible braces consultation to ensure this method is right for you. Make an appointment online today or call us at (248) 380-9330 to schedule.