Invisalign® Clear Aligners

If you are in search of a more discreet option to traditional braces, consider Invisalign® aligners offered by Dr. Paul Polyviou and his team at their Lincoln Park, Michigan practice. These clear aligners are removable and work gradually to straighten your teeth, ultimately giving you a stunning new smile. Contact Polyviou Family Dentistry at 313-388-2400 to schedule a consultation with our skilled dentist today.

A healthy and attractive smile is within reach when your teeth are properly aligned. Whether you have always desired a straighter smile or missed out on orthodontic treatment earlier in life, it is never too late to achieve the results you desire with Invisalign® treatment. By wearing a series of custom-made, clear aligners over time, your teeth will be gently shifted into their ideal positions for an improved appearance.

Invisalign® aligners can address various dental issues just like traditional braces do but offer the added benefit of being nearly invisible while in use. To determine if Invisalign® is right for your specific needs, reach out to our office today and set up an appointment for further evaluation.


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What is Invisalign® treatment?

Invisalign® treatment is a revolutionary orthodontic solution that uses clear, custom-made aligners to straighten teeth without the need for traditional metal braces. These aligners are virtually invisible and can be easily removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. The aligners blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, making it difficult for others to even notice you're undergoing orthodontic treatment. This discreet option is perfect for individuals who want to improve their smile without the hassle or appearance of bulky braces. With Invisalign®, you can achieve a straighter smile comfortably and confidently.

Who can use Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is suitable for a wide range of patients looking to straighten their teeth. Whether you have mild crowding, spacing issues, overbites, underbites, or crossbites, Invisalign® can help address these concerns. Both adults and teenagers can benefit from using Invisalign®, as the clear aligners are discreet and comfortable to wear. However, it is important that patients have good oral hygiene habits and are committed to wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours a day for optimal results. Additionally, individuals with severe orthodontic issues may not be suitable candidates for Invisalign® treatment and should consult with an orthodontist to explore alternative options.

How long do I need to wear Invisalign®?

Treatment typically takes six to 24 months. The duration of your treatment will depend on the severity of your case and how well you adhere to wearing your aligners as directed. Throughout your treatment, you'll have regular check-ins with your dentist to ensure everything is progressing smoothly. It's important to wear your Invisalign® aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day to see optimal results. But don't worry, wearing them won't disrupt the flow of your daily life. You can still eat, drink, brush, and floss normally while straightening your teeth with Invisalign®!

Invisalign® vs Braces

When it comes to straightening your teeth, both options have their own unique benefits. Braces are fixed onto your teeth and consist of brackets and wires that gradually shift the position of your teeth over time. They are highly effective in correcting even severe misalignments but can be bulky and sometimes uncomfortable.

On the other hand, Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners that are custom made to fit snugly over your teeth. These aligners are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for those who want a more discreet option. Additionally, Invisalign® aligners are removable, allowing you to eat whatever you like without restrictions on certain foods. However, they may not be as effective for complex dental issues as traditional braces. Overall, the choice between Invisalign® and braces ultimately depends on your specific needs and preferences.

What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

Invisalign® offers numerous benefits compared to traditional braces. One of the most significant advantages of Invisalign® is that the aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet option for straightening teeth. This means you can confidently smile and speak without feeling self-conscious about metal brackets or wires in your mouth.

Additionally, Invisalign® aligners are removable, allowing you to eat whatever you want without restrictions and easily maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing as usual. The smooth plastic material used in Invisalign® also reduces irritation to your cheeks and gums that can occur with traditional braces.

Another benefit is that Invisalign® typically requires fewer visits to the dentist or orthodontist for adjustments, saving you time during treatment. Overall, Invisalign® provides a convenient, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing way to achieve a straighter smile.

Does Invisalign® treatment hurt?

While some patients may experience mild discomfort or pressure during the initial stages of wearing their aligners, this is completely normal and typically subsides within a few days as your teeth adjust to the new positioning. It's important to remember that everyone's pain tolerance is different, so what one person perceives as uncomfortable may not be the same for another. If you do experience any discomfort, over-the-counter pain medications can help alleviate any soreness. Additionally, communicate with your orthodontist if you are experiencing prolonged or severe pain during your treatment.

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