Hi there, Ann Arbor neighbors! Orthodontics is no longer about messy devices stuck to your teeth for several years at a time. Instead, we can now rely on the innovation of clear aligner systems such as Invisalign trays. Trust us, if you want to have a beautiful, healthy, and well-aligned smile, Invisalign clear aligners are for you!
WHAT IS INVISALIGN CLEAR ALIGNERS
Unlike braces, clear aligners don’t perform simultaneous movements and instead only push teeth in set directions. The upside is that your orthodontists design your trays to be custom-made and fit your smile perfectly.
These are non-BPA plastic trays that you can use to gradually shift your smile and fix your bad bite. Make sure you get in touch with our team to know if Invisalign is the right solution for you.
INVISALIGN VS BRACES
Let’s go ahead and review a couple of reasons why you might be interested in clear aligners instead of traditional metal braces.
- Removable. Big point to open on. Many patients cringe at the idea of having fixed appliances stuck to their teeth for several years at a time.
- Clear. The non-BPA plastic used for these trays is almost invisible to the naked eye, meaning that patients of all ages won’t have curious onlookers and unwanted attention attracted to their smiles.
- Better Oral Hygiene. Because your trays are removable, you can easily brush and floss your teeth without having to maneuver around wires and fixed brackets.
- Faster Treatment. Some patients report fixed smiles in as early as 6 months, and you won’t have to come to the office for lengthy adjustments.
WHO CAN WEAR INVISALIGN?
The good news is that there’s no age limit for orthodontics, so patients can start their specialized care with Invisalign clear aligners whenever they so desire.
Invisalign for Teens
Teenagers still have developing and growing jawbones and teeth, allowing the orthodontist to plan a more efficient treatment that won’t have to move bones that have already settled in place. Make sure you set an appointment to help your teenager achieve the smile they desire.
Invisalign for Adults
Adults can also greatly benefit from Invisalign as these clear plastic trays will integrate flawlessly into their daily routines and busy work schedules. Adults should undergo an initial consultation as soon as possible as any problems with their oral health, such as gum disease or need for endodontic treatment, can complicate their orthodontic care. Still, these are all manageable complications, so get in touch with our team!