Written by: on February 13, 2015 @ 9:14 am

invisalignHave you considered getting braces but thought they would be too embarrassing at your age? Does your teen need braces but won’t agree to them because they don’t want metal wires on their teeth? Teens are self-conscious enough without having to bring more attention to themselves because of braces. And being an adult with braces? What could be more embarrassing?  At Comfort Dental, in many cases, we can straighten your teeth without using traditional metal braces with Invisalign, the clear braces for teens and adults.

What are Clear Braces

The clear alternative to metal braces, Invisalign consists of a series of custom made, clear aligners created to help reposition your teeth without the visible or physical discomfort of metal brackets and wires. Comfortable and smooth, the nearly invisible aligner trays fit over your teeth and gently reposition them over time. Rather than having metal braces tightened, every two weeks you use a new set of aligners which help shift your teeth even more. The aligners are worn between 20 and 22 hours a day for optimal results. The average amount of time for treatment is one year.

A wide variety of conditions can be treated with Invisalign including overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowded teeth, and teeth with spaces and gaps.


Invisalign has many advantages over traditional braces including:

  • Clear
  • Comfortable
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Removable: You can take them off to eat, drink, brush, and floss
  • Light-weight plastic
  • They don’t need tightening
  • No wires to break
  • Precise fit
  • For adults and teens
  • Equivalent cost to traditional braces
  • BPA-free plastic won’t irritate cheeks or gums like metal braces
  • No need to sacrifice your favorite foods
  • Won’t contribute to tooth decay or overgrowth of gingival tissue
  • Won’t cause tooth discoloration


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

Catogories: Invisalign, Patient Education

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