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By Dr. Tracht and Dr. Briskie
February 24, 2020
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign is giving teens a reason to smile more.

With the amazing advancements in orthodontic treatment and technology, teens no longer have to dread the idea of braces. In fact, our Rochester Hills, MI, pediatric dentists offer Invisalign, a completely clear solution that can close up gaps, fix crowding and give your teen the confidence they need while getting a straighter smile.

Wondering if Invisalign is right for your teen? Below are some FAQs about this popular treatment to help you understand more about it,

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten teeth, using clear trays that fit over teeth like a mouthguard. Through advanced 3D imaging and computer technology, we are able to map out the entire treatment process to create aligners that will give you the exact results you want.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers some pretty unique benefits including,

  • A completely clear treatment that most people won’t even notice
  • A set of aligners that fit comfortably and won’t irritate gum tissue
  • A removable treatment that allows you to eat what you want and to brush and floss your teeth as you normally do
  • Fewer trips to the dentist’s office during your treatment

How long with my Invisalign treatment take?

This will depend on the type of issues you are dealing with and how severe they are. Treatment can last anywhere from 6-18 months. Some teens may see results faster with Invisalign, but the length of treatment with Invisalign is usually comparable to traditional braces.

How often should I wear my aligners?

While being able to remove aligners can be a wonderful advantage of choosing Invisalign treatment, you don’t want to leave your aligners off for too long or you risk having to undergo an even longer treatment than originally planned. A good rule of thumb to follow is if you aren’t eating or drinking something and you aren’t about to brush and floss your teeth then you should be wearing your aligners.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

Each aligner needs to be able to provide just the right amount of pressure to teeth to be able to shift them around. Therefore, the ideal candidate will be an older teen whose teeth have already fully matured. Invisalign is the perfect treatment option for both teens and adults who are dealing with crowding, crookedness, gaps between teeth and common malocclusions such as overbites and underbites.

Does your teen want to feel more confident in their appearance? If so, Invisalign may be the best solution for helping them achieve that perfect smile, and our Rochester Hills, MI, dentists are here to give your child and teen the orthodontic treatment they need. Schedule a consultation today by calling (248) 608-2626.

By Dr. Tracht and Dr. Briskie
April 19, 2019
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign is a method of correcting teeth placement without the need for awkward metal braces. Although it is designed mainly for adults, Invisalignthis orthodontic treatment may be appropriate for certain teenagers, as well. Read on to learn how a dentist at Pediatric Dentistry & Associates Specialists in Rochester Hills, MI can help give your teen a brand-new smile!


Getting Braces
Braces support the teeth and help them shift into a more attractive and comfortable position. The classic method that dentists use for this procedure is the application of metal braces, which are composed of brackets attached to each individual tooth. As you can imagine, these traditional braces are easily noticed by others due to the contrast with your white teeth. Wearing braces can also be painful at the beginning of the treatment period and it’s difficult to chew normal foods. Invisalign is a different treatment option that addresses all of these concerns and challenges.


Invisalign for Teens
Invisalign isn’t always recommended for teenagers because they can’t always commit to wearing the trays on a regular and consistent basis. Young people have more of a tendency to take the aligners off during the day and forget to put them back on (or lose them). However, there is an option available to younger patients called Invisalign for teens that tracks their compliance. An indicator located at the far end of each aligner tray lets your Rochester Hills, MI dentist know if they are being used regularly, making the patient more responsible for keeping up with the treatment plan.


Give Your Teen a New Smile
When you’re a teenager, appearance often means everything. It can determine a number of factors that affect you in your youth and well into adulthood, including in social, educational, and professional spheres. Getting your teen Invisalign aligners is a smile investment that could significantly improve his or her confidence and future aspirations!


Your Upcoming Visit
Bring your teen to Pediatric Dentistry & Associates Specialists in Rochester Hills, MI, to learn if their smile can be improved with Invisalign plastic aligners. Call (248) 608-2626 today to schedule an appointment!

By Dr. Tracht and Dr. Briskie
January 23, 2019
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: braces   Invisalign   Clear Braces  

We can help you determine the best approach for getting your child a beautifully straight smile.

Orthodontic BracesThanks to advanced dental technology, our Rochester Hills dentists, MI, Dr. Arnold Tracht, Dr. Daniel Briskie, & Dr. Lisa Goldberg & Associates Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry offer several solutions for fixing crooked, misaligned smiles. If your child’s permanent teeth have started to grow in and you’ve noticed that their smile is a little twisted, crooked or problematic then it might be time to see how we can help straighten out these issues.

When should my child visit an orthodontist?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, the best time to bring your child in for an orthodontic consultation is 7 years old. Of course, since your child will be visiting our Rochester Hills, MI, children’s dentist every six months for routine checkups we will be able to monitor their development to see if braces may be beneficial.

But 7 years old seems rather young, right?

Actually, this is the perfect age for us to conduct a thorough orthodontic consultation. Even though all of their permanent teeth haven’t come in yet we can still see how the smile is developing and detect certain issues early on such as an overbite, underbite or crowding.

Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean they will get braces right away or immediately after their consultation. We will continue to monitor their smiles until their molars come in. Once their 12-year molars come in we will be able to see how this affects the alignment of your child’s smile.

My child needs braces. Which kind is right for them?

We offer a few different options and the best type of braces for your child will depend on factors such as their age, lifestyle and the type of dental issues they are correcting with braces.

You can choose from:

  • Traditional metal braces: the standard stainless steel bracket-and-wire system
  • Clear braces: traditional brackets and wires that are made from tooth-colored material rather than metal
  • Lingual braces: metal braces that are attached to the back of your teeth
  • Invisalign: clear, removable aligners that are ideal for older teens

If you think your child could benefit from getting orthodontic treatment in Rochester Hills, MI, then call our pediatric dental practice today to schedule a consultation with us to find out which type of braces is ideal for them. Getting braces now could improve their oral health for the future.