Orthodontics has come a long way since the advent of traditional metal braces to straighten crooked teeth. Today, more people are considering Invisalign to get a perfectly-aligned smile. Invisalign treatment uses clear plastic aligners for teeth straightening – there are no metal brackets or wires to contend with. Dr. Vincent Buscemi from Buscemi Family Dentistry in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, can evaluate your teeth to see if you’re a viable candidate for Invisalign.
Invisalign treatment is comparable to traditional metal braces when it comes to correcting orthodontic issues. Many of the problems braces can fix can be effectively addressed with Invisalign. After assessing your smile and discussing your treatment goals, Dr. Buscemi can create a treatment plan to meet your unique dental needs.
Some of the problems that Invisalign can correct include:
However, the success of your procedure will depend on your commitment to following your dentist’s instructions for treatment.
Dr. Buscemi will provide you with a complete set of custom-fitted aligners for your procedure and give detailed instructions on their use. When worn, the aligners will place gentle pressure on your teeth to slowly shift them into a straighter position. You’ll switch from your old aligners to a new set in your series every few weeks to continue straightening your teeth.
Your part is to wear the aligners as instructed, which is generally 20-22 hours daily. You can remove the aligners for meals, brushing and flossing your teeth, and dental cleanings. However, you can’t forget or slack off returning the aligners to your teeth afterward, or it could prolong your treatment. Depending on the orthodontic issues you need to fix, you could see a beautifully aligned smile in as little as 12-18 months.
If the thought of a picture-perfect smile appeals to you, contact Buscemi Family Dentistry in Bloomfield Hills, MI, at (248) 654-8848 today to learn more about Invisalign treatment.