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Can Farmington Hills area patients utilize Invisalign for crooked teeth?


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Invisalign is one of the most revolutionary ways for patients in the Farmington Hills area to address malocclusion. Misalignment of the teeth and the bite are common complaints from patients who visit the practice of Dr. Richard Bernstein, DDS. In fact, patients of all ages may ask about orthodontic treatment. Our practice services patients of all ages, and encourage them to speak with our professionals about the results they want to see from their dental services. In many cases, patients want to address the aesthetics of their smile by straightening their teeth.

Some patients may seek the use of Invisalign for crooked teeth. It is a wonderful solution for this concern. Patients can use these clear aligner trays to reposition the teeth within the dental arch for a more pleasing appearance. In some cases, overcrowding, overbite, and underbite can also be improved with this orthodontic service.

Patients who have crooked teeth can improve their alignment with Invisalign. Dr. Richard Bernstein, DDS starts with an evaluation appointment with his patients. This includes x-rays and a physical examination. Patients can speak with him regarding the concerns they have with their smile, and Dr. Richard Bernstein, DDS can determine if Invisalign orthodontics is appropriate for their needs and their budget. In some instances, such as severe misalignment, patients may still need to be referred to a specialist such as an orthodontist for treatment. However, this can be ruled out during an initial consultation appointment if it is not necessary for the patient.

Patients then undergo a series of impressions, which are used to create the Invisalign aligner trays for their treatment. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, patients may have a number of trays, which are made in a series. Patients wear each tray for two weeks and then move on to the next in the series. Over time, the teeth gradually reposition themselves and they are better aligned near the end of treatment as long as patients have complied with their instructions. Patients must wear their trays all day and night, and only remove them for cleaning, eating, and drinking. Otherwise, treatment time may be extensive and the results will be delayed.


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