Are you self-conscious about your smile? If you have crooked teeth, Invisalign® can help!
Dr. Bandos is our Invisalign dentist in Kalamazoo, MI. She has years of experience in helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams. With , Dr. Bandos can straighten your teeth and give your confidence back, all without wires, bands, or brackets.
What is Invisalign?
Like the name suggests, Invisalign is a set of nearly invisible dental aligners that exert pressure on your teeth to move them into optimal alignment. Dr. Bandos will use advanced computer imaging technology to plan out your cosmetic dentistry treatment so you can enjoy a beautifully straight smile. The clear dental aligners are customized to fit your teeth and will move them little by little. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next series.
Why choose Invisalign?
Many of our adult patients prefer the look of Invisalign to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is so subtle that most people aren’t able to tell that you are wearing them unless they get up close.
Invisalign also makes it easy to maintain good oral hygiene because you don’t have to brush and floss around wires and brackets.
Instead, you are able to remove your Invisalign aligners so you can brush and floss normally. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you also don’t have to worry about eliminating certain foods from your diet. To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Bandos, our Invisalign provider.
Is Invisalign expensive?
There are many factors that determine the, which include length of treatment and the difficulty of your case. In general, the cost of Invisalign is similar to that of traditional braces. Many dentists offer payment plans for Invisalign so you can make affordable monthly payments.
How often will I see my dentist during Invisalign treatment?
You’ll need to see Dr. Bandos every 4 to 6 weeks during Invisalign treatment. During your appointment, she will check to make sure your teeth are moving according to plan and that you are ready to receive your new set of Invisalign aligners. Since you won’t have braces or brackets, visits are often shorter than if you had traditional braces.
How often should I wear the aligners?
To get the full benefit of Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to wear your aligners for about 20 to 22 hours a day. This means that you should only remove your Invisalign aligners to eat or brush your teeth.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Since Invisalign exerts pressure on your teeth, you will experience some dental discomfort in the first couple of days of wearing a new set of aligners. However, many of our patients feel that the temporary pain is worth having straighter teeth. After all, the pressure you feel on your teeth is a sign that they are moving according to plan. We recommend taking over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen in the first couple days after wearing new aligners to manage pain.
Our cosmetic dentist offers Invisalign and other dental procedures to help you smile with confidence. To request an appointment with Dr. Bandos, our Invisalign dentist in Kalamazoo, MI, call Kalamazoo Smiles at (269) 353-3700.