What stops you from getting your smile straightened? Is age your reason? Or, would you feel too embarrassed to wear metal braces? Here's a solution: Invisalign from Dr. Mark Makela in Petoskey, MI. Invisalign clear aligners correct a range of orthodontic problems for both teens and adults, and best of all, no one will know you're wearing them.
The pioneer in discreet orthodontic treatment, the Invisalign system uses SmartTrack acrylic to fashion a series of custom aligners that snap onto the top and bottom teeth. Arranged in a specific sequence, the 18 to 30 aligner pairs precisely move teeth into more attractive, more functional, and healthier positions.
Treatment times are quick--one year on the average. Plus, because the fully removable aligners are thin and crystal clear, they are absolutely discreet, smooth, and easy to maintain.
Qualifying for Invisalign
You'll see Dr. Mark Makela in his Petoskey office for a friendly Invisalign consultation. He'll examine your teeth and take special Invisalign scans to determine your candidacy for treatment.
Many people who have mild to moderate smile problems with bite, gaps, rotated or crowded teeth or other issues qualify. Even patients who haven't received all their adult teeth may use Invisalign as the aligners may be equipped with special space-maintaining tabs.
Also, Invisalign patients should be dedicated to a healthy diet, to disciplined oral hygiene habits, and to wearing their aligners 20 to 22 hours a day to keep care plans on track. You must check-in with Dr. Makela once a month so he assesses your progress and gives you the next pairs of aligners in your customized sequence.
In the end...
You'll have the beautiful smile you have always wanted, but without the obvious appearance and other inconveniences conventional braces pose. A retainer will keep your smile aligned for the long-term.
Find out more about Invisalign
Dr. Mark Makela and his team will be happy to give you the details you need to make an informed decision. Don't let your age or wariness about appearance prevent you from achieving the best smile of your life. Call our Petoskey, MI, office to arrange your Invisalign consultation: (231) 347-2511.