Reinvigorate Your Smile with Invisalign at Sterling Heights Dentistry
At Sterling Heights Dentistry, we understand how tiresome it can be to worry about your smile. You may feel inhibitions about smiling or even just eating and speaking when you aren’t confident in the appearance of your teeth. That’s why our top Michigan dentist Dr. Hindi and our professional dental team are honored to provide Invisalign® clear aligners to our patients in and around Sterling Heights, Detroit, Fraser, and Troy, MI.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are removable alternatives to traditional metal braces used for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign in Sterling Heights can straighten your teeth and realign your jaw without the lifestyle restrictions of braces. Best of all, the Invisalign treatment time can be up to two times quicker than metal braces!
Invisalign can sleekly correct a host of orthodontic alignment problems, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Misplaced teeth
- Gaps in teeth
Why Choose Invisalign at Sterling Heights Dentistry?
Our Sterling Heights dentist values her relationship with her patients and is thrilled when they feel confident in their smiles. As an Invisalign Diamond Provider, Dr. Hindi is honored to help each patient achieve their dream smile. She’ll be with you every step of the way on your smile journey, educating you about the process and answering all your questions.
The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners
Our dentist in Sterling Heights provides Invisalign because it offers multiple benefits that traditional braces can’t match, including:
Discreet — Clear aligners are virtually undetectable, so no one can tell when you’re wearing them.
Removable — You can remove your aligners to eat or play sports, allowing you to live your life as usual during treatment.
Fast — You can complete your treatment in as little as 12 months, up to two times faster than traditional braces.
Comfortable — There are no two identical Invisalign treatments. We’ll create each aligner using high-quality materials without bulky wires or brackets.
The Invisalign Clear Aligners Process
We’ll begin the Invisalign process with an initial consultation. Dr. Hindi will examine your teeth and assess whether Invisalign is a suitable treatment option. We’ll also take digital X-rays of your teeth using high-quality technology to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Based on your treatment plan, a specialized dental lab will create your series of customized aligners made just for you. As the aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth, you’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series.
You’ll need to visit our Sterling Heights dentist’s office periodically to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned. Dr. Hindi may also make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed. For the best results, wear the aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day. We recommend taking them out only to brush and floss your teeth and eat.
Our dentist may prescribe a retainer, usually a clear aligner, to help maintain the new position of your teeth after completing the Invisalign process. Wearing your retainer nightly is one of the best ways to protect the results of your treatment.
See Your New Smile in Seconds!
- Get your phone
- Open your camera
- Point it at the QR code
- See your new smile
How to Care for Your Clear Aligners
To have success with your Invisalign aligners, there are a few steps you need to take in order to properly care for them. To care for your clear aligners:
- Trade your old aligners in every two weeks. This allows your smile to continue shifting into the correct position.
- Rinse your aligners every time you take them out of your mouth. This helps your aligners to remain clean and clear of bacteria and food particles.
- Soak your aligners in Invisalign cleaning crystals.
- Clean your teeth regularly. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily can reduce your risk of cavities and help stop the spread of bacteria onto your aligners.
- Brush your aligners when you take them out. This may not always be possible, but try to do it every time. Use a soft-bristled brush to prevent scratching the trays.
- Remove your aligners to eat or drink anything other than water. Food and drinks can stain your aligners and set back your treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Invisalign often reduces patients’ treatment time. While braces can take several years to straighten your smile, Invisalign can produce stunning results in as little as 12 to 18 months. Your dentist will give you a more accurate estimate of the treatment timeline at your consultation.
Dental insurance coverage for the cost of Invisalign treatment will vary, depending on the specific plan and provider. Some insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost of Invisalign, while others may not cover it at all. You should check with your insurance provider to determine the specifics of your coverage for Invisalign treatment.
Dentists recommend cleaning your Invisalign aligners daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap. You can also clean your aligners using denture cleaning crystals or tablets, rinsing them with room temperature water before placing them back in your mouth.
Don’t use the dishwasher, boiling water, or toothpaste for cleaning to avoid scratching or warping your aligners. Keeping the surfaces of your aligners smooth stops bacteria from hiding in hard-to-reach places.
While Invisalign is an excellent solution for many adults looking to correct orthodontic issues, it doesn’t work for every patient. Clear aligners aren’t suitable for many teenage patients whose mouths are still growing. Major alignment problems may also disqualify a patient for Invisalign. You should always speak with your dentist about your oral health before committing to orthodontic treatment.
Boost Your Natural Beauty With Invisalign Clear Aligners
At Sterling Heights Dentistry, our dental professionals recognize the impact of an insecure smile on your daily life. Our goal is to help patients feel more confident in their smiles and daily activities. Dr. Hindi has dedicated her life to offering Invisalign clear aligners as an efficient orthodontic solution. Our Invisalign Diamond Provider in Detroit will create your specialized plan, working with you until you’re absolutely in love with your smile.
Schedule your Invisalign consultation at Sterling Heights Dentistry by calling (586) 939-5151 or filling out our online scheduling form.