Complete Orthodontic Care in Lathrup Village, MI
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A healthy, beautiful smile is something that many people want to achieve. However, if you’re self-conscious about your smile, then there are corrective treatments for you. At Signature Smiles, we provide a variety of orthodontic services that can significantly improve the way you look and feel. Before we begin any orthodontic care, our team will discuss options that are best suited for you. We will also provide an estimate for how long the full orthodontic treatment will take. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll never stop smiling.
Braces Vs. Invisalign
Traditional braces and Invisalign are both excellent options if you want to straighten your teeth. Traditional braces use a metal bracket, while Invisalign uses a clear aligner tray for your teeth. Here we break down the differences between traditional, metal braces and Invisalign.
Traditionally, braces are made out of metal and aren’t removable, but has a heavy emphasis on function over style. Metal braces are incredibly efficient at fixing complicated tooth issues, such as closing gaps and aligning teeth faster than Invisalign. With traditional metal braces, there is usually more maintenance involved, as the brackets and wires can become a challenge to dental hygiene. Even though each patient is different and may need braces for longer or shorter periods, the average time to have braces on is anywhere from 18 months to 3 years.
There are two main benefits of Invisalign that make it the more appealing option for teeth correction; they’re invisible and removable. Also, they tend to be much more comfortable than traditional metal braces since the clear aligners are made from smooth plastic that won’t hurt your gums or cheeks. Invisalign is great for those who don’t have overly complicated teeth problems. Typically, the average time a patient needs Invisalign is anywhere between 6 and 18 months, but it varies on the severity of the misaligned teeth. However, this average is based on the recommended guidelines of wearing the aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day. If patients don’t follow these guidelines, then it can add time to the process. Lastly, Invisalign is easier to maintain and clean because they’re removable. Before eating or drinking anything other than water, you remove them and can eat freely without having to worry about food particles getting stuck. You also remove them before brushing and flossing your teeth which gives you better access to thoroughly clean your teeth.
Whether you want traditional braces or Invisalign, the team at Signature Smiles can help you decided which treatment plan is best for you. We offer personalized treatment plans so you can be on your way to a brighter, healthier smile. Our team also offers a wide range of flexible payment options because we understand that braces can be expensive. With our team of doctors who specialize in Invisalign and orthodontic braces, we have extensive experience and knowledge for every level of treatment. Whether you need a minor adjustment or more complex orthodontic services- we are committed to helping you feel confident with your smile.