There’s no reason to go about your life feeling unhappy with your crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth. With tons of orthodontic options on the market, there’s a perfect treatment for nearly every patient. It’s just up to you and your dentist in Rochester, MI to find the best one for your needs. At Rochester Advanced Dentistry, we offer an orthodontic approach that will not only improve your teeth alignment, but also the symmetry and balance of your face.
Discover the best orthodontic treatment for you.
One of our most popular orthodontic options is Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign can straighten your teeth without the appearance or the restrictions involved with traditional metal braces. Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that gradually shift your teeth. About every two weeks, you will switch to the next set of plastic aligners in your treatment to continue moving your teeth. Then in the next six months to two years, you will achieve your final results!
Most people love Invisalign because the aligners are nearly invisible. Nobody will notice you’re wearing braces. Additionally, they’re removable which means eating everything you want is totally okay and brushing and flossing your teeth is easy. We highly recommend Invisalign for all ages including teens and older, but especially patients who want a discreet and convenient orthodontic treatment.
One of the drawbacks of Invisalign is that it’s not the best treatment option for severe cases. It’s also not ideal for patients who can’t hold themselves accountable to wear the aligners for 22 hours per day. That’s okay because traditional braces are still an amazing orthodontic option. Traditional braces use brackets and wires to gradually move your teeth into position. They’re not removable which means you will have some diet restrictions. However, they are the perfect option for all types of patients, no matter how severe your problems.
One treatment that really sets Rochester Advanced Dentistry apart from other dental offices is our offering for the DNA Appliance. The DNA Appliance is a new approach to straightening teeth that also balances the facial features to prevent TMJ disorders. Patients only wear the DNA appliance part of the day and while they sleep, like a retainer. The part-time stimulation reactivates the genes that control tooth position to straighten the teeth and also remodel the airway. This can also help prevent obstructive sleep apnea or snoring. Talk to Dr. Haddad to find out if the DNA Appliance is right for you.
If your front teeth cause the most problems with your appearance, the Inman Aligner might be the best option for you. The treatment involves wearing a removable appliance for 16 to 20 hours per day. The appliance looks similar to a retainer and works by using nickel-titanium coil springs that power two aligners bows opposite of each other to guide teeth into their ideal position. A typical treatment takes six to 18 weeks to complete. The Inman aligner treatment requires checkups every two to three weeks. After treatment is complete, patients will need to wear a retainer to maintain their results.
The last type of orthodontic treatment we offer is functional orthodontics. Functional orthodontics improves the alignment of your teeth in addition to your face’s appearance and shape. Functional orthodontics can improve your facial proportions and improve the function of your orofacial system. When you have crowded dentition and a narrow jaw, it can make it difficult to properly clean your teeth. It can also make it more difficult to swallow and impair your breathing. Each of these issues can lead to either TMJ disorders, sleep apnea, or both. Functional orthodontics focus on reshaping the jaw while also moving the teeth to improve jaw function and alleviate breathing problems. We can provide this treatment to all ages, however, children achieve the maximum benefit with minimal intervention.
Get Orthodontics in Rochester, MI Today
The first step to getting orthodontics in Rochester, MI at Rochester Advanced Dentistry is scheduling a consultation with our dentists. During your consultation, we will evaluate your teeth, airway, and TM joint. After a thorough evaluation that involves x-rays and the use of other advanced dental technology, we can recommend the best orthodontic treatment for you. Some patients only require traditional braces or Invisalign while those with TMJ or sleep apnea may require a different treatment. Our ultimate goal is to give you the best results possible for both the appearance of your teeth as well as the function of your teeth, jaw, and airway.
Let 2021 become the year you finally achieve your tooth straightening goals. Please call our dental office at (248) 656-2020 to book your orthodontics consultation in Rochester, MI today. We can’t wait to meet you and show you how we can transform your oral health.