Invisalign Specialist

Arielle Castine, DDS -  - Family Dentist

Castine Family Dentistry

Arielle Castine, DDS

Family Dentist located in Suttons Bay, MI

A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! Arielle Castine, DDS, a family dentist at Castine Family Dentistry in Suttons Bay, Michigan, does Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Castine Family Dentistry or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for the best results. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Invisalign offers the following benefits over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal

Comfort, so you don’t have to worry about your mouth getting cut up by pointy mental braces

Convenience, because when you need to floss, brush your teeth, or eat, you can just take out the aligners

Timing, because with Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign is proven effective to treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

For major alignment and orthodontic issues, a different treatment may be recommended by Dr. Castine. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Castine Family Dentistry for a consultation.

What is involved in Invisalign treatment?

First, Dr. Castine examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. She may use a digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. Using these, Dr. Castine will develop a precise treatment plan.

After that, Dr. Castine will fit customized plastic aligners to your teeth. While you wear them, the aligners gradually push your teeth where they are supposed to go. As your teeth begin to shift, new aligners may be made. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape!

Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call Castine Family Dentistry to talk to Dr. Castine about Invisalign.