Posts for tag: Invisalign

By Stephen R. Harris, DDS
October 22, 2018
Category: Invisalign
Tags: Invisalign  

It is possible to discreetly improve your smile with Invisalign. Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional braces for straightening teeth. invisalignInstead of hard brackets and wires, Invisalign gently straightens the teeth using comfortable, soft aligner trays that can be removed as needed. Additionally, the trays are clear, making them extremely discreet. Invisalign is available through your dentist’s office. Dr. Stephen Harris is your dentist for Invisalign in Farmington, MI.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an exciting method for straightening the teeth and improving your smile. With Invisalign, the teeth are gently guided into the desired position using a set of soft, plastic aligner trays — one tray for the top row of teeth, and another for the bottom. Patients receive different sets of custom-made trays every few weeks throughout the treatment period. The positioning of the teeth is slightly modified with each new set of trays until the teeth ultimately reach the desired position.

Benefits of Invisalign

There are several benefits to selecting Invisalign for improving your smile. A major advantage is that the clear aligner trays are discreet, unlike traditional metal braces which are readily noticeable. Invisalign’s aligner trays are also comfortable to wear as they are made from a soft, flexible plastic material. The hard metal or ceramic brackets and wires associated with braces, on the other hand, can easily poke, rub, and irritate the mouth and gums.

One more benefit of Invisalign is that the aligner trays are removable. They can be taken out to eat, brush, or floss. There is no worry about food particles being caught in brackets and wires, as can happen with braces. Plus, brushing and flossing is much easier when there is nothing in the way, which can lead to better oral hygiene. Finally, Invisalign’s aligner trays provide protection against wear and tear, particularly against grinding the teeth at night. Your Farmington, MI, dentist for Invisalign can help you decide if it is the right choice for you.

Discreetly improve your smile with Invisalign. The clear trays are barely noticeable to others and can be removed as needed. Plus, since they are made from a soft plastic material, there are no hard or rough surfaces to poke and irritate the mouth. For Invisalign in Farmington, MI, schedule an appointment with Dr. Harris by calling (248) 478-4755.

By Stephen R. Harris, DDS
December 30, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Traditionally, orthodontic treatment meant metal braces attached to your teeth. However, Invisalign eliminates the need for metal in your mouth and cuts down on the number of times you need to see your dentist throughout treatment. Learn more about Invisalign with Dr. Stephen Harris at Advanced Dentistry in Farmington, MI.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign uses plastic aligner trays to move the teeth rather than metal brackets and wires. The trays are made from sturdy, clear plastic. Invisalign is also totally removable. This important trait eliminates the need to avoid certain foods or use special floss to thread between your brackets and wires. Before eating or brushing, patients just remove their trays and perform these tasks the same way they would before braces.

Caring for Invisalign
Invisalign does not require extra steps in your oral care routine. However, all good at-home oral care routines have at least two things in common: brushing and flossing. To give your teeth the best basic care, brush them at least twice a day using a soft brush and short back and forth motions. Floss between each tooth at least once a day remembering to include the back side of your last molar. To clean your Invisalign trays, simply rinse them with water before replacing them back into your mouth.

Invisalign Treatment in Farmington
Invisalign’s laboratory uses a 3D rendering of your mouth to design your plastic aligner trays. However, before physically creating your trays, the laboratory creates a video showing how and where your teeth will move throughout the treatment process. This unique feature of Invisalign allows you to see your final results before you even start treatment. After getting you and your dentist’s approval, the laboratory will create your aligner trays and send them back to your dentist’s office. Your treatment begins when you insert the first aligner tray in the series.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Harris at Advanced Dentistry in Farmington, MI. Call (248) 478-4755 to schedule your appointment for Invisalign today!



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Stephen R. Harris, DDS

Farmington, MI Dentist
Stephen R. Harris DDS, PC
34024 W 8 Mile Rd., Ste. 106
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
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