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By Johnson & Trang Dental
August 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Have you heard about Invisalign? If not, you are missing out on the most discreet and comfortable way to achieve a straight smile! The fact is, Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment by providing a completely new way to straighten your teeth and improve jaw alignment. Here at Johnson & Trang Dental in Plymouth, MI, Dr. James C. Johnson and Dr. Flora Trang offer Invisalign treatment to help you achieve a great-looking, straight smile.

These are just a few of the most frequently asked questions and answers about Invisalign:

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works differently than conventional brackets and wires. The Invisalign system uses smooth plastic trays called aligners. At the beginning of treatment, you receive your first set of aligners, which you wear for two weeks, before moving on to a new set of aligners, which you wear for another two weeks. Afterward, you will keep moving up to a new set of aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually move into their proper position. During this time, you will also visit your dentist every few weeks to monitor your progress.

How long does Invisalign take?

The average length of treatment is between nine and fifteen months.

What can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can correct many of the same problems as conventional brackets and wires, and it is a great choice to treat overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite. You can also close gaps between your teeth, and straighten out tooth overlap.

Interested? Give us a call

These are just a few of the most frequently asked questions and answers about Invisalign. To find out more about what this treatment can do for you and your smile, call Dr. James C. Johnson and Dr. Flora Trang of Johnson & Trang Dental in Plymouth, MI, today at (734) 455-4070.

January 03, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Straightening your teeth used to be a very public event. No matter where you went, your metal braces were on display. These days, InvisalignInvisalign offers a much more subtle straightening option. Dr. James Johnson and Dr. Flora Trang of Johnson & Trang Dental offer the orthodontic treatment at their Plymouth, MI, office.

No one has to know you're straightening your teeth

Thanks to Invisalign, only your Plymouth dentists need to know that you're improving your smile. Invisalign aligner trays are made of clear plastic to ensure that your orthodontic appliance isn't the first thing people notice when you speak or smile. The trays fit over your teeth snugly, which helps make them practically invisible.

Invisalign treatment is appropriate for many orthodontic issues

Whether you want to close gaps between your teeth, eliminate crowding or correct an underbite, overbite, crossbite or open bite, Invisalign is an excellent option. The treatment is just as effective as ceramic or metal braces in correcting mild to moderate orthodontic problems. If your problems are severe or complicated, you may need to wear metal braces.

Invisalign eliminates adjustments

Changing the tension of your brace wires improves the alignment of your teeth when you wear ceramic or metal braces. Although adjustments are absolutely necessary, they can cause a little discomfort for a day or two. When you wear Invisalign aligner trays, you won't need any adjustments. Your trays realign your teeth by exerting constant pressure on them.

You'll wear each set for about two weeks, then begin wearing the next set in the series. Trays are designed to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per week, although they can be removed for short periods if you're attending a special event or participating in a sport.

Like popcorn? You won't have to give it up

Removing popcorn kernels from brace wires can be an uncomfortable, time-consuming task. That's why dentists recommend you avoid the snack food and foods that may damage or loosen wires and brackets. Changes to your diet aren't necessary when you wear Invisalign aligner trays. Before you pick up your fork, you'll remove your trays. Once your meal had ended, you'll rinse your trays and place them back in your mouth.

Transform your smile with Invisalign! Call your Plymouth, MI, dentists, Dr. James Johnson and Dr. Flora Trang of Johnson & Trang Dental at (734) 455-4070 to schedule your appointment.