Is Invisalign Right for Me?
By Mark Makela D.D.S., PC
July 10, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Are your crooked, gapped or crowded teeth making you feel self-conscious, but the idea of wearing traditional metal braces to fix them would make you feel even more self-conscious? If so, you may feel as though you have no choice but to simply deal with your crooked,Invisalign gapped or crowded teeth, especially if they aren't that bad.

Thankfully, there is a better solution. Visit your local Petoskey, MI dentist, Mark Makela D.D.S., PC, and ask if Invisalign treatment in Petoskey, MI is right for you!

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a dental device that offers results similar to metal braces, but without the unsightly wires. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners which fit right over your teeth. Every time you switch your aligners for a new pair, your teeth are gradually shifted closer and closer to their ideal position. Because Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, however, the entire process is completely inconspicuous.

Is Invisalign Effective?

While your Petoskey, MI dentist may still recommend traditional metal braces if your teeth are excessively crooked, gapped or crowded, for minimal to moderate cases, Invisalign aligners are just as effective as metal braces.

What Benefits Does Invisalign Offer?

Invisalign offers several great benefits. First of all, they are practically invisible, so no one has to know that you are wearing them except you. Wear them to work, to school, on a date or even to get your picture taken. No one has to know!

Secondly, Invisalign aligners are removable. While you will need to wear your aligners 18-22 hours a day, you do have the flexibility to take them out as needed.

Furthermore, they are very easy to clean. Cleaning around traditional metal braces can be tough, as there are many grooves for food particles and germs to hide in. With Invisalign, however, you take your aligners out before you eat so they don't get as dirty, and you simply clean them with a toothbrush and replace them when you are ready. There is no need to try to floss around them.

Many Petoskey, MI residents are already enjoying all of the great benefits that Invisalign aligners have to offer. If Invisalign sounds appealing to you, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Makela, to find out if Invisalign might be a good option for you.