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Invisalign® Clear Braces – Marquette, MI

Subtle Teeth Correction

For years, adults with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth were faced with an unenviable choice: either keep living with a smile they aren’t happy with, or get noticeable metal braces that everyone is bound to see. This kind of decision leads many people to simply do…nothing. However, thanks to the newest advancements in the field of orthodontics, we’re now able to offer the ideal solution for people in this situation: Invisalign.

With this treatment, a patient is able to get the perfectly straight smile they’ve always wanted all without changing their daily appearance, diet, or brushing habits.

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign instead straightens the teeth using a series of crystal-clear aligner trays. A patient simply wears one set (a tray for each row of teeth) for about 22 hours a day for 2 weeks, and as they progress through the series, their teeth will slowly drift into the ideal positions. When all of the trays have been worn, a beautifully straight smile will be waiting for them in the mirror every morning.

Every set of trays is specially made for each patient using our iTero digital scanner, so not only do they deliver beautiful results, but they fit like a glove as well!

Indications for Invisalign Treatment

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If you’ve ever wondered how Invisalign can help you, this versatile treatment does more than just fix crooked teeth. Some of the indications Invisalign might be right for you include:

Crowded Teeth

If you have teeth that are situated too close together, it can be difficult trying to clean between them. This lack of space makes you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, as you’re unable to remove bacteria and trapped food particles. Your orthodontist in Marquette can use Invisalign to shift your teeth to create more space so your teeth will align properly.

Learn More About Invisalign for Crowded Teeth

Spaces Between Teeth

Invisalign can also fix the opposite problem – too much space. When this occurs, trapped food and bacteria can put you at a higher risk of developing bad breath and tooth decay. The clear aligners can help bring your teeth back together, eliminating any unnecessary gaps.

Bite Alignment

When you smile, does your bite look a bit off? If so, Invisalign can offer the right adjustment to fix your overbite, underbite, crossbite, or even an open bite.

Why Patients Love Invisalign

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  • Appearance: The trays are practically invisible on the teeth, so when you’re wearing them, only you will be able to notice. Most Invisalign patients report that their friends and coworkers never even know they are undergoing treatment until it is complete!
  • Comfort: As we touched on above, every tray is made of smooth plastic custom-designed to fit comfortably over the teeth.
  • Convenience: Time to eat or brush your teeth? Then you can simply take your trays out! Invisalign is the kind of treatment that slips easily into anyone’s daily life and doesn’t require dramatic changes like braces.
  • Time: Because Invisalign doesn’t need to be regularly adjusted like braces, you’ll only need to come see us for brief progress checks every 6 weeks or so, saving you loads of time over the course of your treatment.
  • Speed: Most Invisalign treatments can be completed in as little as 12-18 months, which is much shorter than the 2-3 years often required by braces.

Invisalign® Teen Clear Braces

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Of course, it’s not only adults that want a discreet orthodontic solution, but self-conscious teens as well!

Invisalign Teen works just like the regular version with two differences that make it ideal for younger patients: there is a blue dot towards the back that slowly fades as a tray is worn to ensure a teen keeps up with their treatment, and it also comes with 6 additional trays in case one gets lost, damaged, or forgotten. Invisalign Teen will enable your child to go to school with their head held high while you rest assured they’re getting the treatment they need.

Invisalign for Teens

Cost of Invisalign Treatment

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When considering the cost of your Invisalign treatment, you must consider different factors. No patient is the same, which means no treatment is the same. Some of the factors that come into play when determining how much you can expect to pay include:

  • The severity of your dental needs
  • The number of clear aligners you’ll need throughout your treatment
  • Your age
  • The amount of time you’ll need to wear your aligners

The only way you can receive a clear estimate about your Invisalign in Marquette is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Potocki. He will work with you, just as he does with all his patients, to ensure your treatment is affordable.

Come Get Your New Smile

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If you’re interested in getting Invisalign either for yourself or your teen, all you need to do is call Orthodontic Specialists of Marquette to schedule a consultation with Dr. Potocki. You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you might have, and he’ll even be able to show you what your new smile will look like after treatment using our digital technology. To schedule an appointment, contact us today!