Invisalign Ann Arbor Mi

Custom made to fit your teeth, Invisalign® clear aligners are the removable alternative to what used to be the only option: traditional metal braces. Our Ann Arbor Invisalign dentists offer this form of treatment for patients who don’t want noticeable wires or brackets but do want straight, healthy teeth.

Some dental issues can’t be corrected with Invisalign and we may recommend other options. Ask our dentists at Excel Dental if you are a candidate for this type of treatment.

Advantages of Invisalign

Compared to their more traditional relative, Invisalign clear aligners stand out as the easier, more comfortable option with numerous benefits for the wearer.

A few of the benefits include:

  • Improved Oral Hygiene: Removable aligners allow for easier cleaning than if metal braces are worn.
  • Unrestricted Diet: Certain foods can’t be eaten with metal braces but because Invisalign can be removed, you can still choose to enjoy your favorite things.
  • Discreet Look: Clear aligners allow you to maintain your self-image and keep your orthodontic treatment more private.
  • Protection From Teeth-Grinding: If you happen to grind your teeth, the clear trays function as thin nightguards that will prevent excessive wear.
  • No Repairs Needed: There are no brackets or wires coming loose which reduces visits to our office. If there is damage, simply switch to the next aligner in your series.

How Invisalign Works

Despite the aligners being clear, Invisalign works in a similar manner as traditional braces. Controlled forces are still being carefully applied to teeth so that they can be moved into a better position.

Before aligners can be created, however, a plan will be designed for you using a specialized computer software. Your plan will consist of several dozen stages and within each stage, will be a set of aligners.

Top and bottom aligners are to be worn for a few weeks at a time and must be kept on for a minimum of 22 hours each day. You will be expected to progress through each provided aligner until treatment is complete.

How to Care for Your Teeth During Treatment

Throughout your Invisalign treatment, you will need to be diligent about teeth cleaning to ensure the clear aligners do not become stained or trap bacteria.

We recommend that you brush your teeth after every meal or snack. Be sure to also clean the aligners regularly by brushing them and rinsing them with lukewarm water.

Schedule an Appointment 

If you’re ready to straighten your teeth but have put off treatment in the form of metal braces, Invisalign may be right for you. Our Invisalign dentists in Ann Arbor, MI, will sit down with you to see if you are a candidate for clear aligners and discuss in depth what you can expect throughout the process.

Contact us online to make an appointment or call Excel Dental today (734) 929-9999.