Orthodontic Treatment FAQ

Orthodontic Treatment Dentists Greater Grand Rapids MI

Orthodontic Treatment FAQ

Orthodontic Treatment Dentists Greater Grand Rapids MI

Have questions about orthodontic treatment? It’s not uncommon to be curious about what treatment options are available to you. For this reason, we always recommend that you schedule a consultation so you can make an informed decision for your smile. Our Invisalign dentists in Greater Grand Rapids are ready to help and are proud to serve three convenient offices in West Michigan.

Check out our list of frequently asked questions to get started on your smile journey. If you have any followup questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our offices to schedule an appointment.

What Orthodontic Treatment Do You Offer?

We offer a range of orthodontic treatment options. That way, we’re able to meet patients where they’re at to provide them with the treatment they need. Everyone deserves to achieve their dream smile and optimal oral health.

Our orthodontic treatment options include:

If you’d like to explore one of our treatment options in more detail, please reach out to one of our offices to set up an appointment.

Will I Experience Discomfort with Braces and Aligners?

Braces and aligners work by exerting constant but gentle pressure on your teeth. This moves your teeth little by little into their ideal positions so you can enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile.

For this reason, you’ll experience a little discomfort during the first few days of having your braces tightened or wearing a new set of aligners. The good news is that you can easily manage this pain at home by taking over-the-counter pain relievers.

What are the Differences Between Braces and Aligners?

Braces consist of wires and brackets that adhere to the fronts of your teeth. They’re highly visible, but this can be minimized if you choose white elastic ties to go around your brackets. For a completely discreet look, you may opt for clear aligners from Invisalign instead.

Invisalign treatment consists of wearing a series of nearly invisible aligners that fit over your teeth. Over time, your teeth will move as you progress with each set of new aligners.

Can I Get Orthodontic Treatment?

Yes! Regardless of your age or circumstances, we should be able to find the perfect treatment plan for your smile. That being said, it’s important to understand that each patient is different.

Depending on your unique circumstances, you may be a candidate for either dental braces or Invisalign clear aligners. Likewise, older patients may require more intensive care to move their jaws into proper alignment since they’re no longer growing.

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Rest assured, we’ll make sure you fully understand every treatment option before moving forward. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our offices to discuss your next steps.

Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation

Our Invisalign dentists in Greater Grand Rapids, MI, are accepting new patients. To schedule an orthodontic consultation at any of our convenient West Michigan offices, please call Robinson Dental at 1-888-WE-C-U-NOW. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.