Invisalign® at Smiles by Design
The cosmetic and health benefits of straight teeth influence many dental patients and families to seek orthodontic treatment options. Correcting even slight misalignment with the convenience of customized, clear aligner trays helps those self-conscious about their smiles feel more confident.
Dr. David Boone and our team of dedicated professionals at Smiles by Design proudly offer Invisalign® clear aligners in Grand Rapids. Call us today if you have questions about the advantages of this treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign Braces
Invisalign clear aligners‘ customized design help reshape your smile with more discretion and convenience than traditional braces. These invisible trays are barely noticeable and can be removed when eating, brushing, or flossing. Every two weeks, our dentists provide you a new set of trays that continue to shift your teeth into their ideal positioning. Effective treatment calls for the trays to remain in place at least 22 hours a day.
Whether you’re an adult or teen that experienced an orthodontic relapse, or you would rather not wear braces, Invisalign is a great option to straighten mildly crooked front teeth. In addition to the straightening effects, Invisalign trays can be used to apply teeth whitening gel, making it convenient for providing multiple treatments at once.
Comparing Traditional Braces to Clear Aligners
Braces consist of metal brackets affixed to the surface of your teeth while a metal wire runs through each bracket, guiding them to uniformity. This tooth straightening method requires monthly checkups and maintenance to ensure the brackets and wires are in proper working order.
Orthodontic treatment with braces tends to take longer for desired results, as the alignment issues are usually more complex. Braces are a suitable option available for patients with any level of malocclusion and prove to be the only beneficial option for patients with significant crowding or unevenness.
With Invisalign clear aligners, the clear and smooth design of the trays not only provides a comfortable fit, it helps prevent any discomfort that sometimes occurs with traditional braces.
What Option Benefits You Most?
Our office will conduct a thorough evaluation and help you determine which treatment option suits you best. While most people would agree that Invisalign is a more efficient and discreet orthodontic method, patients with extensive complications in the alignment of their smile may need traditional braces for the first phase of their orthodontic treatment until the misalignment is more manageable.
Contact Us in Grand Rapids Today
At Smiles by Design, Dr. Boone has been certified to offer Invisalign clear aligners to his patients in Grand Rapids. If your smile is mildly misaligned and you are looking for a more discreet option to traditional braces, call our office today to set up an appointment.