Berrien Springs, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/25/2015 -- Working adults with professional obligations often find themselves looking for alternatives to traditional metal braces when considering getting their teeth straightened. To accommodate them, Dr. Christy and Dr. Balsis of Berrien Dental offer Invisalign®, a treatment plan involving invisible aligner trays that are changed every two weeks.
Invisalign® treats a wide variety of dental problems, such as crowded teeth, spaces between teeth, and bite-related issues. It produces the same end result as metal braces—a straight, beautiful smile—but when comparing both types of treatment, the advantages of Invisalign® are unrivaled. Unlike metal braces, the Invisalign® aligners are easily removable for special occasions, as well as for brushing or flossing. Because the aligners are invisible, they can be worn without anyone noticing. In addition, the Invisalign® treatment plan frees up busy schedules, as office visits are required only every six weeks. Treatment typically takes about a year for adults.
Traditional metal brace wires can cause pain from mouth sores or other injuries. Tooth decay is also more common due to improper cleaning or plaque buildup. With metal braces, one usually has to forego certain types of food, such as nuts, apples, carrots, corn on the cob and so on.
Dr. Christy further elaborates, "Instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums, Invisalign consists of smooth plastic aligners. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, without having to change your diet."
The Invisalign® treatment begins after you consult with either Dr. Christy or Dr. Balsis and decide that it is a suitable option for you. Since it is an important medical and financial decision, choosing the right treatment plan is necessary. "During this consultation, we will evaluate your case in detail before determining if Invisalign is the right choice for you. We will also give you an estimate of how long your treatment will take," explains Dr. Balsis.
Technology in the field of dentistry is constantly advancing. In order to bring their patients the most updated treatment options and methods, both Dr. Christy and Dr. Balsis attend advanced dental courses on a regular basis.
To make an appointment, please call the Berrien Springs office at 269-471-4055 or the St. Joseph office at 269-983-4311.