Invisalign | Dentists Grand Rapids, MI
When looking for a Grand Rapids Invisalign dentist, you want someone who has the necessary experience to straighten your smile.
Renew Dental was not only one of the first family dentists to offer Invisalign, but Dr. VanderLinde was also one of the first to use Invisalign to correct his own smile. Unlike many dentists offering the same services, he knows what it’s like to go through Invisalign treatment and will be able to offer insights he gained from his own experience.
Candidates for Invisalign
To be a candidate for Invisalign, you must be disciplined enough to wear the translucent trays every day. Since Invisalign trays put pressure on your teeth, you may experience temporary dental discomfort while your teeth move into optimal alignment. For the best results, you’ll need to be self-disciplined enough to wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day.
Candidates for Invisalign usually have the following issues:
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Cross bite
- Open bite
During your consultation with our Invisalign provider, you’ll be able to discuss the pros and cons of Invisalign so you can make an informed decision for your smile. Invisalign is the perfect alternative to metal braces for those self-conscious about their teeth.
How Invisalign Works
Like the name suggests, Invisalign is a nearly invisible dental tray that fits over your teeth. During the course of your dental treatment, you will have several trays designed to slightly move your teeth. Every two weeks, you will get a new set of Invisalign aligners. Since Invisalign aligners are translucent, no one will be able to tell that you’re wearing them unless you tell them.
Donald VanderLinde DDS and Alexandra Dodds DDS offer a variety of quality dental services, including Invisalign treatments, and both have experience helping patients achieve beautiful straight smiles. If you are interested in learning if you are a candidate for Invisalign, give our Grand Rapids dentists a call at (616) 245-3205.