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Invisalign

Crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious and affect your oral health, but many patients are reluctant to try traditional orthodontics.

At Bailey Dental Group in Richmond, MI, Dr. Cynthia Bailey offers Invisalign®, a convenient and discreet orthodontic option.

So what makes Invisalign unique?

Invisalign Treatment  More Convenient Than Conventional Orthodontics

Virtually Invisible

The clear aligners provided by Invisalign are made from a BPA-free plastic. The clear dental material makes the trays almost invisible, so those around you may not even notice you are wearing them.

More Comfortable

Our dentist will carefully design your dental aligners so they fit comfortably over your teeth. In addition, the smooth material means less irritation on your lips and gums during the orthodontic process. 

No Restrictions

Invisalign clear aligners are removable, allowing you to eat all your favorite foods. It's also easier to keep your teeth clean during Invisalign treatment since you can brush and floss normally.

Other Benefits of Treatment

Appearance

The benefits of Invisalign extend beyond the advantages they offer over braces; they also offer the perks of other orthodontic treatment plans. People with straight teeth and a balanced bite experience an improved dental appearance.

Oral Health

They are also less likely to develop gum disease or jaw disorders later on in life. Orthodontic treatment can also protect your teeth from the dental damage that can result from grinding or misalignment.

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Priscilla Mayer

2021

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Not only do I go to Bailey Dental but my 2 children do as well. We love the staff! We are practically there every week for Ortho services. My children feel so comfortable going here! I completed my year of Invisalign and I'm beyond happy with the results!

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Noel Ravenscroft

2020

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Dr. Finley and her team are the best!!! I go to the Bailey Dental Group for teeth cleanings and Invisalign and I am very happy with the results of both.  Highly recommend.

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Learn more about Dr. Cynthia Bailey's approach to Invisalign at our Richmond, MI, dentistry practice and how it can improve the appearance of your smile.

Invisalign Candidacy

Invisalign is a great option for most dental patients who suffer from:

  • Gaps in their smile
  • Dental misalignment
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open Bite
  • Crossbite

The Treatment Process

The Invisalign system works in the same basic way as traditional braces, but instead of using wires that are tightened to move brackets, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made plastic aligners to slowly shift your teeth. The aligners snugly wrap around your dental arch and are made of completely clear plastic, meaning your smile will continue to look natural as you undergo treatment.
We are a Gold Invisalign Provider, meaning we complete at least 25 cases a year.
We are a Gold Invisalign Provider, meaning we complete at least 25 cases a year.

Exam

During your first Invisalign appointment at our Richmond, MI, dentistry office, our dentist will use a combination of pictures, impressions, and x-rays of your teeth to create a 3-D digital representation of your upper and lower teeth.

Designing Your Treatment Plan

Your doctor can use this model to create a treatment plan and show you what you can expect your results to look like.

Fabrication

This model and plan are then sent to a lab where Invisalign technicians create your set of custom aligners. 

Starting Treatment

In most cases, our dentist will provide you with three sets of custom aligners at a time and you will be instructed to wear each set for two weeks. Each of the aligners is designed to shift your teeth a certain amount. Invisalign requires your cooperation, so you will need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss.

Follow-Up Visits

About every six weeks, you will return to our dental office in Richmond, MI, for a check-up so we can check on your progress and provide you with new aligners.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

Adults

For adults, it generally takes about a year to complete an Invisalign adjustment, though more difficult cases may take longer.

Teenagers

Teenagers typically require treatment which is comparable to the length of time required for traditional braces.

Invisalign Alternatives

It is important to understand that this option may not be suitable for patients who need a more significant amount of adjustment. Dr. Bailey has decades of experience in traditional orthodontics, and offers braces as an option for patients with more complex cases.

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Bailey Dental Group

Bailey Dental Group is a comprehensive, family-friendly dental practice where patients of all ages have received world-class care for over 35 years. Our dentists, Dr. Cynthia E. Bailey and Dr. Tess Marie Finley, have been recognized as "Top Dentists" and are members of various prestigious organizations: 

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

To meet our distinguished dental team, request an appointment online or call our office at (586) 727-7531.

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"Dear Dr. Bailey, Thank you for doing a great job on my Lumineers®. My new smile looks terrific. I have had so many compliments on my teeth."

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