Posts for tag: invisalign

By Booker Family Dentistry
February 18, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

Are you considering orthodontic treatment but don’t want to tie yourself down to years and years of traditional orthodontics? Invisalign aligners just might be the answer you’re looking for. Basically, Invisalign treatment utilizes uniquely developed treatment plans and advanced materials to correct a myriad of teeth and bite concerns just as efficiently and effectively as metal braces. Here at Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI, Dr. Nicholas Booker uses Invisalign treatment to help you achieve a straighter smile in the fastest and most comfortable way possible.

How Do Invisalign Aligners Work?

While metal braces use metal wires and braces for straightening the teeth, Invisalign uses SmartTrack aligners made of thermoplastic clear material that’s very comfortable. The aligners are meticulously created using the impressions of your teeth to ensure a perfect and comfortable fit. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are very smooth and can even safeguard the inside of your mouth against nicks and cuts.

During Invisalign treatment, you’ll change into a different set of aligners about every two weeks or so, provided that you wear them at least 22 hours a day. The aligners work by gently forcing your teeth into the proper position using the patented SmartForce design by Invisalign. The main advantage offered by this novel design is that instead of moving the teeth at once, each set of aligners will move particular teeth at a time to ensure that you get fast results without the discomfort.

What’s The Invisalign Treatment Plan Like?

What’s unique about Invisalign treatment is that you’ll be given your entire treatment plan as early as the first consultation at our Trenton office. This will enable your dentist to discuss with you the proposed treatment plan, show you the potential results, and give you an accurate timeline prior to starting with your treatment.

Because your dentist can control and predict how your teeth should move into position each day, he can also predict highly accurate treatment results that will satisfy your treatment goals. Expect to meet with your dentist every six weeks or so, so that he can evaluate your progress.

It’s vital to note though that while Invisalign aligners are capable of effectively treating most concerns regarding crooked teeth, bite misalignment, and gapped teeth, the only way to know whether you’re a great candidate for the treatment is to consult Dr. Booker.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you’re ready to get a straighter smile on your terms, book a consultation at Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI, by dialing (734) 675-5700.

By Booker Family Dentistry
September 10, 2018
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Braces   invisalign   Clear Braces  

Invisalign Clear BracesWith Invisalign, wearing braces doesn’t have to change your lifestyle.

You hate that your smile is a little crooked, crowded or misaligned, and you are ready to do something about it. It’s never too late to get a straight smile and our Trenton, MI, family dentist Dr. Nicholas Booker is here to tell you why so many older teens and adults are turning to Invisalign, the almost invisible orthodontic system that could give you the smile you’ve always wished for.

You know those trays you get with an at-home whitening system? Now imagine that those trays are actually custom-made to fit over your teeth, are completely clear and can actually improve the alignment of your smile. Now you have Invisalign. Instead of using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign has customized aligners tailored to give you the straighter results you are looking for.

Along with being completely clear, Invisalign offers its wearers other benefits, such as:

Superior Comfort

Sometimes the metal from traditional braces can irritate gum tissue and cause sore spots, particularly when you first get them. This won’t be the case with Invisalign. Sure it might take some time to get used to these aligners but they are made from the very latest technology to provide removable aligners with smooth edges and a custom fit that make them more comfortable and less likely to cause irritation.

Capable of Handling Many Alignment Issues

No matter whether you need to move teeth slightly or more extensively, Invisalign is capable of doing this thanks to your pre-mapped treatment plan. Our Trenton, MI, dentist will plan out your treatment with the use of digital impressions taken of your mouth and advanced computer software. The measurements and information we provide will assist a dental lab in creating a series of aligners that offer perfectly timed and gradual teeth movements. Invisalign can be great for treating crowding, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites and open bites.

Remove When Necessary

While it’s important that you wear your aligners as much as possible (about 22 hours out of the day) what makes this treatment so convenient for adults and teens is that it fits into their life rather than the other way around. Unlike traditional braces, you won’t have to change what you eat to accommodate your braces. Just simply remove your aligners and you can enjoy whatever foods you wish. The same rules apply for brushing and flossing. No need to worry about flossing around metal wires. Remove your aligners and your oral care routine is still the same.

Are you interested in finding out if you or your teenager is an ideal candidate for Invisalign? If you said “yes” then it’s the perfect time to call Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI, to schedule a consultation with us. Getting a straight smile has never been easier.

By Booker Family Dentistry
July 18, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

InvisalignStraightening your smile is a surefire way to renew your smile and get the look you want. However, the thought of wearing metal braces may put you off to orthodontic care. Luckily, you have options when it comes to the look of your braces and how you go about straightening your teeth. Find out about Invisalign with Dr. Nicholas Booker at Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI.

What is Invisalign? 
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment which uses an alternative method to straighten the smile. Rather than using metal brackets and wires placed onto the teeth, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays worn on top of the teeth to move them into their new, improved positions. In addition to moving the teeth, Invisalign corrects bite issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. Invisalign is effective and most treatments last about a year. Patients wear their trays one after another for about two weeks each until the end of their treatment.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces 
Though traditional braces and Invisalign achieve the same results, they do so in two different ways. Traditional braces are obvious and bonded permanently to the teeth throughout treatment. Invisalign braces are removable, so they can come out of the mouth while the patient eats or brushes and flosses their teeth, eliminating the need for avoiding certain foods or adding extra steps to your oral care routine. As its name suggests, Invisalign is virtually invisible to those around you, allowing you to privately and subtly straighten your smile.

Invisalign Treatment in Trenton, MI 
If you think you can benefit from Invisalign, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the best orthodontic treatment for you. Dentists suggest Invisalign for patients older than 12 who have misaligned teeth or bite issues. Younger patients have still-growing mouths and jaws and may not be suitable for this orthodontic treatment. Additionally, a strong commitment to wearing your trays the suggested 22 hours is crucial to achieving successful results.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Nicholas Booker at Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI. Call (734) 675-5700 to schedule your appointment to talk about Invisalign with Dr. Booker today!

By Booker Family Dentistry
July 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

Where's your best smile? It can be the straight row of teeth you see when you look in the mirror. Seem impossible? It's not if you explore invisalignorthodontic treatment with Dr. Nicholas Booker. He offers inventive Invisalign clear aligners in his Trenton office. Made from crystal clear acrylic, Invisalign invisible braces are barely noticeable, affording teens and adults an inconspicuous way to achieve healthy, well-aligned smiles relatively quickly when compared to metal or ceramic braces. Could Invisalign help your teeth look their best?

The facts on Invisalign

Invisalign aligners have been fixing crooked smiles since the 1990's. They fulfill a real need in orthodontic care: achieving good bite and smile aesthetics without going through the obvious appearance and lifestyle restrictions that conventional orthodontic treatment involves.

Invisalign appliances resemble professional teeth whitening trays made from very thin biocompatible acrylic. Custom-made in pairs (18 to 30 in all depending on the case) that snap snugly over top and bottom teeth, the aligners gradually correct:

  • Overbite
  • Under bite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Tooth tipping
  • Tooth rotation
  • Gaps
  • Protruding front teeth
  • Overcrowding

In fact, Invisalign is a very versatile system, treating a variety of issues that previously required metal arch wires and bands.

Who qualifies for Invisalign?

A comprehensive examination at Booker Family Dentistry will answer that question. It includes digital X-rays, three-dimensional imaging, and photos. Oral impressions complete the treatment plan that your dentist sends to the Invisalign lab for fabrication of the appliances.

Frankly, many adults and older teens qualify. Even teens can use Invisalign because the appliances come equipped with compliance indicators (making sure the patient wears the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day) and eruption tabs that leave room for new teeth to come in.

Plus, patients who are highly motivated make great Invisalign patients. They wear appliances consistently, removing them only to brush, floss and eat.

Advantages of Invisalign

With Invisalign in Trenton, your mouth will be comfortable, experiencing none of the sore spots common to metal braces. Also, you can eat whatever healthy foods you like. There are no wires to break or brackets to loosen. Plus, trips to Booker Family Dentistry are easy progress checks with no uncomfortable adjustments. Just pick up the next pairs of aligners in the treatment plan so you stay on track. Most Invisalign patients finish treatment in an average of one year.

Finally, patients enjoy the fact that they can remove their aligners for special events such as job interviews, proms and weddings. The low impact on personal appearance gives patients confidence in how they look during the treatment process.

Could Invisalign help you?

Why not find out during a consultation with Dr. Booker and his team? The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says your smile tells the world who you are. Make the best impression you can with a straight and healthy Invisalign smile. Contact Booker Family Dentistry today for an appointment: (734) 675-5700.

By Booker Family Dentistry
January 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

The need for orthodontic treatment can present something of a dilemma for adults and older teenagers. Choosing between a straighter, invisalignmore attractive smile a year or two in the future, while sacrificing the cosmetic appearance of the teeth in the present with metallic braces can be a difficult choice. In the past, people looking for a discreet and inconspicuous, but equally effective, method for fixing crooked and misaligned teeth didn't have many options. But with the advent of Invisalign clear aligner trays, getting orthodontic treatment no longer means having to commit to wire braces for the better part of two years.

Dr. Nicholas Booker, a dentist at Booker Family Dentistry in Trenton, MI, recommends Invisalign as an alternative to braces for adults and teenagers with significant bite and alignment problems.

Straighter Teeth - Without Braces - in Trenton, MI

Like braces, the Invisalign system is designed to gradually shift the teeth into the desired alignment over time. However, there are a number of advantages that make Invisalign an attractive alternative to braces. The trays are custom designed for each patient according to the dentist's measurements and recommendations. Made of high grade clear plastic, they are virtually invisible once in place. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks and then replaced by the next one in the series until the teeth have been properly repositioned.

The trays can be removed for up to two hours each day, which makes it easier to brush and floss, and maintain oral hygiene and health during treatment. Invisalign users can also continue to enjoy a normal diet and favorite foods without the concerns associated with traditional braces. Depending on the person, straightening teeth with Invisalign can be shorter in duration than braces, which generally require 18 months to two years to complete treatment.

Find a Dentist in Trenton, MI

For more information about Invisalign clear aligner trays, and to find out if it is the right option for you, contact Booker Family Dentistry by calling (734) 675-5700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Booker today.