Dr. Mailloux is trained and licensed to provide Invisalign® treatment—a modern method of straightening teeth using a custom-made series of clear, plastic aligner trays that are worn over your teeth. This virtually invisible form of orthodontic* treatment is especially beneficial for teens and adults who want to comfortably straighten their teeth in a subtle fashion.
Unlike traditional bracketing, the aligner trays are removable to allow for normal brushing and flossing, with the goal of maintaining your overall oral health. The trays are less irritating in comparison to sharp metal brackets and wires because they won’t catch on the soft tissue of your lips and tongue. Invisalign® treatment requires fewer check-up visits since there aren’t any necessary adjustments. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place.
Although the treatment can be used to fix most minor to average orthodontic conditions, not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign®. To determine candidacy for the treatment, an assistant at Mailloux Dentistry will take X-rays and dental impressions of your teeth. If Dr. Mailloux recommends Invisalign® and you choose to move forward with treatment, your records and impressions will be sent out to the Invisalign® lab where customized trays will be manufactured for you. After your case is processed, you will return to Mailloux Dentistry to retrieve your first Invisalign® trays.
If you are interested in being evaluated for Invisalign® treatment, please contact our office today at (616) 392-3717 to set up a consultation appointment.