We offer Invisalign® and SureSmile® clear braces in our Grand Rapids, MI dental office.
Both Invisalign and SureSmile involve a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that our dentists at Precision Family Dental use as an alternative to traditional metal braces.
Consider using Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces.
Candidates for Invisalign and SureSmile
We recommendand for our teenage and adult patients with bite and teeth alignment issues. To be a candidate for this type of treatment, you will need to have the self-discipline necessary to wear your clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. It is important that you wear them all day, every day so teeth move according to schedule.
Clear aligners can correct the following issues:
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
How Clear Aligners Straighten Teeth
During your consultation, our dentists will be able to determine if your bite and teeth alignment issues can be corrected with Invisalign or SureSmile. They will also be able to discuss the pros and cons of treatment so you can make an informed decision for your smile.
During either treatment, you will need to wear clear aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day to move teeth into optimal alignment.
The dental aligners are designed to exert enough pressure on teeth so that they gradually move into their final positions.
As a result, you will experience temporary dental discomfort during the first couple days of wearing new aligners.
Every two weeks, one of our dentists will evaluate your progress and determine if you are ready for the next set of aligners in the series. Invisalign or SureSmile treatment for adults usually takes about 12 months but is dependent on each individual patient.