Is Invisalign Treatment a Better Option than Traditional Braces?

The expert professionals at Bandeen Orthodontics in Kalamazoo offer effective orthodontic services to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. We know that crooked or missing teeth can make you tentative to show off a big smile, but many patients are also concerned with how their smile will look while wearing traditional braces. While Invisalign is an effective option for many patients, it’s not the right choice for everyone. When you come to Bandeen Orthodontics in Kalamazoo, our staff will give you a thorough examination with an honest assessment about whether or not Invisalign is a viable option for your treatment needs. In today’s post, we will discuss the stages of the Invisalign treatment process.

It Starts with a Thorough Examination

The purpose of your first examination is to determine the extent of the treatment you need to achieve the results you want. Once we have analyzed all of the data, we will present you with the options that are feasible for your specific case. In the event that Invisalign is the right option for your orthodontic needs, we will submit photographs, x-rays, and impressions of your teeth to Invisalign, who will use this information to create a 3D computerized model of your teeth. Once this model is created, we will coordinate with Invisalign to get the aligners you will wear sent to us, so you can begin the treatment process.

Customized Aligners to Help Correct Your Orthodontic Issues

When the aligners are ready, you can begin your treatment by wearing the aligners for a couple of weeks at a time in the proper succession, with checkup appointments occurring every one to two months. The number of aligner you will need to wear will vary depending on the amount of adjustment your teeth require to meet your personal goals, which your orthodontist will discuss with you in detail before treatment begins.

Last Minute Touches for Successful Completion

Once you have completed the succession of aligners you need to wear, it may be necessary for the orthodontist to performs some last minute revisions, which may include the need for more aligners. When the Invisalign treatment has completed, we will provide you with a set of retainers to preserve those results, with follow-up appointments to ensure that you maintain that perfect smile.

We Will Find the Right Solution for Your Orthodontic Needs

While Invisalign works for many patients, it is not a viable option for everyone. We at Bandeen Orthodontics in Kalamazoo take great pride in providing the most effective solutions for your orthodontic needs, and that means being honest and up-front about the treatment you need. Even if you are not a candidate for Invisalign, we will work with you to formulate a treatment plan that will produce the results you want. Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment today.