Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly
By Mark Makela D.D.S., PC
December 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

Get Invisalign and fix crooked teeth without other people noticing.

You picture yourself in a board meeting talking confidently to your colleagues but you could never imagine doing this with a mouth full of invisalignmetal braces. Our Petoskey, MI dentist, Dr. Mark Makela, completely understands. Once you reach a certain age it becomes a less attractive option to wear braces. However, if you’ve been dreaming of a way to straighten your smile without other people noticing, then it might be time to consider Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is able to straighten teeth using a series of clear aligners that are designed specifically for you. Your Petoskey dentist will give you these smooth, clear and hard-to-see aligners that should be worn over the top and/or bottom teeth to shift them gradually into place. No metal wires or brackets necessary to get the smile you want. Just pop in your aligners and your treatment will begin.

Is it right for me?

If you are a late teen or adult who wants to fix issues such as uneven spacing between teeth, crowding, underbites, overbites or other similar issues, then Invisalign might just be the right option for you. This nearly invisible orthodontic system can treat everything from minor to more serious issues, but it won’t be able to change the alignment of your jaw. For these cases, only traditional braces will give you the best results.

How long is my treatment?

Everyone’s treatment will be a bit different and a lot will depend on what issues you need to treat, how severe your dental issues are and how dedicated you are to your treatment. Since aligners are removable, you can take them out before eating and before your oral routine but the rest of the time you should be wearing them. If you don’t wear them as often as you should then your treatment may last longer. On average, an adult who gets Invisalign tends to wear these invisible aligners for about one year.

As you can see, Invisalign can be an amazing way to get the straighter smile you’ve wanted without it interfering with your lifestyle. If you are ready to find out whether Invisalign is ideal for you and your smile, then it’s time you called Dr. Makela, our Petoskey, MI family dentist, to schedule your consultation.