Parkside Dental Team
Call (734) 261-6060
Getting started with treatment in the Westland area couldn't be easier. In fact, you can be on your way to straighter teeth and a beautiful smile within weeks of visiting orthodontist Dr. Cohen.
During this first step you will need to make an appointment with Invisalign® Certified Dentist, Dr. Cohen.
During the initial visit, Dr. Cohen will help you decide on your course of treatment. He will take bite impressions of your teeth and send them, along with a set of precise instructions, to Invisalign®.
Invisalign® uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to transform your bite impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your individual treatment plan.
During your next visit to Parkside Dental Team, you will receive your first set aligners. Dr. Cohen will most likely give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your next visit.
You'll wear each set of aligners day and night for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, but will vary from case to case. You'll visit Parkside Dental Team only about every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Congratulations! When you're finished wearing each aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have the beautiful smile you've always wanted.
Brush Your Teeth Daily!
For good oral health, brush your teeth twice a day with a good fluoride toothpaste!
How Old Is Your Toothbrush?
Replace your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
A Healthy Diet Makes a Healthy Smile!
For healthy teeth and gums, eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Go easy on sugary treats!