Straighten your smile without braces
Want a straighter smile in St. Clair Shores, but don’t want to wear bulky metal braces? Invisalign may be the best choice for you. At St. Clair Tooth Co., Dr. Cassleman offers brace-free orthodontic correction with Invisalign. Stay confident throughout treatment with this discreet option! Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can give you the straight, beautiful smile you deserve.
How does it work?
the basics of invisalign
Invisalign straightens your teeth gradually over time, just like braces. However, instead of using a highly visible wire and bracket system, Invisalign uses a series of clear, transparent plastic aligners. These aligners look similar to a retainer or a night guard for teeth grinding.
Each set of aligners is designed to shift your teeth slightly toward the proper position. By switching through a series of multiple aligners, you can correct most orthodontic problems like gaps in your smile, uneven teeth, and crowded or crooked teeth.
What to expect
from the Invisalign process
Once you’re approved for Invisalign treatment, Dr. Cassleman will take images and impressions of your teeth, and work closely with the Invisalign team to create your treatment plan and your first several sets of aligners. You’ll come back to our office in a few weeks to pick up your aligners and get started.
Each set of aligners is intended to be worn for 20-22 hours per day, usually for a period of about 2 weeks. About every 4-6 weeks, you’ll come to our St. Clair Shores office for a brief checkup with Dr. Cassleman, and you’ll get your next several sets of aligners. Depending on your needs, you'll receive Invisalign attachments, or buttons, to apply more pressure to your shifting teeth.
This basic process will be repeated until your treatment is complete. Most patients need about 20-24 sets of aligners, so the average treatment time is under a year. This varies on a case-by-case basis, however.
The benefits of invisalign
First, Invisalign is completely invisible when worn and does not affect speech. Compared to braces, Invisalign is much more subtle. You can straighten your teeth, and others won’t need to know about it.
Compared to braces, Invisalign is also much more comfortable. There is no metal to irritate your mouth, and your teeth will be moved more gently and gradually with your aligners. You can also remove Invisalign to eat and drink and to brush and floss, making it more convenient.
Finally, Invisalign offers fast results. It usually takes about a year to correct your smile. Similar results with braces usually take at least 12-18 months.
Get Started Now
With Dr. Carly Cassleman
Interested in learning more and getting started with dental implants in St. Clair Shores or Grosse Pointe? Dr. Cassleman is here to help. Contact us now at (586) 404-4911 to schedule an appointment, or stop by our office at 21321 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. We’re always accepting new patients, and we hope to see you soon.