You may have heard about Invisalign and how it is a great alternative to metal braces for fixing crooked or misaligned teeth. Our experienced dentists at Progressive Dental in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Meridith L. Hall, DDS, and Dr. Bart Hall, DDS, recommend Invisalign to patients looking to maintain their smile while fixing their orthodontic issues.
In this blog, we list a few things to help you know more about Invisalign treatments.
Our dentists recommend you wear the Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day to achieve the best results. While you will need to wear them for most of the day, you will conveniently be able to take them off when you eat or brush, or for special occasions.
Most people believe that Invisalign aligners are only that - aligners. However, they are more complex than that and there are numerous Invisalign attachments available to aid in the realignment process.
Our dentists will be able to recommend the most appropriate attachments for your needs once they assess your dental issues.
The duration of the Invisalign treatment is typically between 18 and 24 months. This makes Invisalign more efficient and faster than traditional metal braces, which require over two years to show results.
Once your treatment with Invisalign aligners is complete, our dentists will provide customized retainers that will help you maintain the results.
While you may feel slight discomfort wearing the aligners at first or during the treatment as the teeth shift, this discomfort is not long-lasting. In addition, Invisalign aligners are much easier to get used to and to wear than metal braces.
Our dentists work closely with the Invisalign lab to design aligners that perfectly fit your teeth to achieve the desired results. To do this, we use specialized equipment that we communicate to the techs at Invisalign together with your specifications.
You need to wear a new set of aligners every two weeks to maintain the necessary pressure on the teeth. Our dentists will provide you with a set of aligners to begin with and monitor your treatment results to determine when new aligners are required.
Get in touch with Progressive Dental to know more about the Invisalign process. Call (734) 930-4022 to set up an appointment with Drs. Hall or visit our office at 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive Lobby A, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr Lobby A, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
FridayBy appointments only.