For decades, traditional braces were the go-to orthodontic appliance to fix crooked and crowded teeth and bite misalignments. Despite them being somewhat of an eyesore, people had no option but to accept this downside considering the treatment’s long-term gains.
In recent years, however, things have changed. Invisalign has become a popular choice for teeth alignment offering more benefits than traditional braces in an aesthetically appealing manner.
Dr. Meredith L. Hall, D.D.S., and Dr. Bart Hall, D.D.S., from Progressive Dental in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are Invisalign-certified dental professionals who can help you improve your smile and appearance as well as your dental health.
In this blog, you will find a few important things you should know about Invisalign.
Invisalign is short for “invisible aligners”. The idea behind the name is simple: the aligners are made of clear plastic material that is almost invisible, making it difficult for people who don’t know you have them on to tell that you are wearing an orthodontic appliance.
Invisalign is known to show results between 6 months to 18 months, depending on the severity of your alignment issues. This is a significant improvement compared to traditional metal braces that take more than 2 years to achieve the same outcome.
You need to wear your Invisalign trays for 22 hours each day for the treatment to yield the desired results, but you can take them off as needed. This makes the Invisalign treatment more convenient as it allows you the flexibility of removing the aligners to eat and brush your teeth and also helps you maintain your oral hygiene.
Since Invisalign is removable, teeth whitening is no longer off the table while you are getting your alignment issues fixed. You can safely get a teeth whitening treatment while undergoing the treatment with Invisalign.
Invisalign works by applying pressure to your teeth and pushing them into alignment. Depending on your alignment issues, it can be fitted with special attachments that apply the required amount of pressure to each tooth.
At first, you may experience slight discomfort when wearing Invisalign aligners. However, getting used to them will only take a few days. That’s because the trays are custom-designed to fit perfectly and comfortably.
To learn more about Invisalign, contact the Halls at Progressive Dental in Ann Arbor, Michigan, by calling (734) 930-4022, booking online, and visiting us at 24, Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Lobby A, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr Lobby A, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Monday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday : By appointments only.
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed