Invisalign Specialist

Hunt Orthodontics

Orthodontist located in Norton Shores, MI, N. Muskegon, MI & Fremont, MI

If you dream of having a straight, white smile you can show off to the world without resorting to brackets, wires, or rubber bands, then Invisalign® clear aligners may be the perfect solution. At Hunt Orthodontics in Muskegon, North Muskegon, and Fremont, Michigan, Todd Hunt, DDS, and his team offer this safe, effective, noninvasive orthodontic technology. To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners to carefully and effectively straighten your teeth.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners don’t use wires, brackets, or rubber bands. Instead, they’re manufactured with a thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. 

SmartTrack is FDA-approved and contains no BPS, BPA, latex, or gluten, making it an excellent orthodontic treatment option for patients who have allergies.

How does Invisalign work?

Getting Invisalign aligners usually takes two separate appointments.  At your first appointment, Dr. Hunt takes X-rays and molds of your teeth. 

He then uses this information to develop a unique treatment plan for your teeth. Dr. Hunt also sends the molds of your teeth to a laboratory where your aligners are custom manufactured.

About a week later, you return to Hunt Orthodontics, and Dr. Hunt applies your first set of Invisalign aligners. He then gives you a list of instructions to follow carefully and schedules another follow-up appointment. 

Every few weeks, you’ll return for a new set of aligners. Slowly, but surely, you’ll start seeing a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your smile.

Can I take out my Invisalign aligners?

Yes. If you have an important event to attend like a wedding or job interview, feel free to take your Invisalign aligners out and leave them at home. 

However, as soon as you finished, it’s important to put your aligners back in. Invisalign aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day to achieve the best possible results.

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

Caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy and hassle-free. Take them out and rinse them with cold water before each meal and gently brush them with your toothbrush at least once every day.

Whatever you do, keep your Invisalign aligners away from hot or warm water as high temperatures can cause them to warp or melt. For more thorough cleanings, ask Dr. Hunt about the Invisalign Cleaning System.

If you’re interested in seeing if you or your teen can benefit from Invisalign clear aligners, schedule a consultation at Hunt Orthodontics online or by phone today.