Straight, properly aligned teeth aren't just visually appealing, but they're also more comfortable and healthier for your mouth. An improper bite and crooked teeth can lead to dental problems that can be expensive to fix and painful to deal with. This is why board-certified dentist Dr. Matthew Wolfe is pleased to provide Invisalign, as well as other brands of clear, removable aligners for his patients in Rochester Hills, MI. Made custom to fit your teeth and your unique goals, Invisalign is more comfortable and attractive than traditional metal braces because they can be removed for hassle-free eating and cleaning. If you're interested in having healthier teeth with the Invisalign system, or any other brand of clear orthodontics that we offer, make an appointment at Signature Dentistry of Rochester to get more information from Dr. Wolfe.
There are several factors that may decide the alignment of your teeth: sucking your thumb as a child, genetics, a missing tooth or teeth, and trauma to your face. Dental misalignment could potentially cause other oral health concerns, such as a bad bite (dental malocclusion), uneven wear on one's enamel, difficulty chewing and speaking, plus jaw pain and toothaches. If Dr. Wolfe sees one of these issues in your annual examination, he may suggest an orthodontic procedure, such as Invisalign.
The Invisalign system is wonderful for both teens and adults who would like straighter, healthier teeth without the inconvenience, pain, and typical appearance of braces. Even though the aligners should be in the majority of the day, Invisalign trays may be removed for effective cleaning and struggle-free eating. They can even be taken out for special occasions and physical activities. Unlike traditional metal orthodontics that cut, rub, and aggravate your cheeks, your friends and family will typically not know that you're using your Invisalign aligners.
What To Expect
The initial Invisalign aligners will be made from impressions at Signature Dentistry of Rochester. When they are ready, you will come back to receive your initial trays with instructions from Dr. Wolfe. You need to keep your aligners in for at least 20 hours every day for your treatment to work, ideally taking them out only for cleaning and eating. In time, you'll move on to your next set of trays as they carefully shift your teeth closer to ideal alignment. You should have follow-up appointments every 4 – 6 weeks at Signature Dentistry of Rochester to have your aligning trays assessed and to get new impressions done so your next trays can be ordered. The length of time spent using Invisalign trays will differ, depending on the initial condition of your teeth and your goals; however, many patients wear the trays for roughly a year.
When your bite has been aligned, it is crucial to prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original positions. Vivera retainers by Invisalign are made using the same materials to keep your teeth in their new positions once your treatment is complete. Every retainer is made custom at the Invisalign dental lab based on impressions taken upon the completion of your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Wolfe will discuss with you how many hours a day you should wear your retainer, as well as how to properly clean it after it is sent in from the laboratory. Dr. Wolfe will continue to monitor the alignment of your teeth and bite during your annual examinations to make sure your teeth do not shift.
Many of our patients find that part of their treatment cost is paid by insurance. Our office can determine your coverage and figure out your out-of-pocket fees. Signature Dentistry of Rochester offers several methods of payment if you are not using insurance. In your consultation, Dr. Wolfe will discuss an estimate of costs, as well as other brands we offer to help make your clear aligner orthodontic treatment affordable. Our office also accepts payment plans and medical financing.
In addition to Invisalign, we also offer 3M Clear Aligners and other brands, depending on the individual's treatment plan and budget.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
If you or someone in your family is curious about getting healthier, straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional orthodontics, make an appointment with Dr. Wolfe to decide if you are a candidate for the Invisalign advanced teeth straightening system. He will create your unique treatment plan at your consultation at Signature Dentistry of Rochester and help start you on the journey to a beautiful smile.