Shah & Velilla DDS
Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Novi, MI
Everybody wants a beautiful and healthy smile full of perfectly straight teeth, but nobody wants to endure the hassle of having to wear traditional metal braces to get there. If you’re looking for a more comfortable, convenient, and discreet method for straightening your smile, then Invisalign® is for you. Sanjiv Shah, DDS and Morris Velilla, DDS, are exceptionally experienced in improving their patients’ smiles with Invisalign’s state-of-the-art orthodontic system. To get started, schedule a visit to Shah & Velilla DDS in Novi, Michigan today by calling the office or booking online.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary solution for fixing teeth and jaws that are improperly aligned. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and gently shift them into proper alignment.
Over 6 million patients worldwide have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign, making it an incredibly popular alternative to traditional metal braces.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is effective in treating many of the same orthodontic conditions as braces, including:
- Open bite
- Gap teeth
- Crowded teeth
Invisalign is also a great treatment for generally straightening teeth that are slightly misaligned.
What is the process for getting Invisalign?
Your journey with Invisalign begins with a consultation at Shah & Velilla DDS. The team takes an impression of your mouth that’s uploaded to a computer program to make a virtual model of your smile. The team uses that virtual model to map out all of the necessary “steps” your teeth need to take to get from their current alignment to their target alignment.
Those “steps” are then turned into a series of customized aligners made of clear, BPA-free plastic. These aligners fit snugly over your smile and exert a small amount of pressure on your teeth that gradually shift your teeth into a better alignment.
You wear your Invisalign aligners all day, every day, but you can take them out when you need to brush, floss, or eat. Treatment time varies depending on your current and target alignment, but most patients can expect to see their final results in about 6-12 months.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign’s modern system of clear plastic aligners offers a number of advantages over orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are:
- Less visually noticeable in your mouth
- A less invasive treatment method
- More comfortable to wear and won’t tear up the insides of your cheeks
- Removable, so you don’t have to change your diet during treatment
- Shorter treatment time than with traditional metal braces
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, or simply want to begin the process of designing your aligners, schedule an appointment with Shah & Velilla today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.