If you want straighter teeth but are hesitant about opting for traditional braces, you are not alone. For many adults in need of orthodontic treatment, metallic braces can be a deal-breaker. Fortunately, there is another option—Dr. Thomas Kwong, your orthodontist in Portage, MI, offers Invisalign for older patients looking for an alternative to traditional metallic braces. Here is some basic information to help you learn more about how Invisalign works:
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Q: What is Invisalign?
A: Invisalign consists of a set of removable aligner trays made from clear plastic. Like braces, they gradually shift your teeth into the correct alignment over time.
Q: What does Invisalign treat?
A: Invisalign can correct mild-to-moderate cases of common bite and alignment problems such as crowding, overbite, underbite, and crossbite.
Q: How does Invisalign work?
A: The Invisalign system consists of a custom-made set of removable trays that are worn for approximately two weeks at a time. These trays can be removed for up to two hours a day, so you can continue to brush and floss as you normally would, and continue to enjoy your favorite foods. The treatment period may also be shorter than with traditional braces, depending on your circumstances and needs.
Q: How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?
A: Invisalign is available for teenagers and adult patients. If you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, your dentist will refer you to an orthodontist for an evaluation. The orthodontist will then recommend the best treatment option for your situation.
Find a Dentist in Portage, MI
To learn more about Invisalign and whether it's the right orthodontic treatment for you, contact Kwong Orthodontics by dialing (269) 327-4459. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kwong!