Many adults and older adolescents are looking to have orthodontic treatment but want to avoid traditional metal braces in Rochester Hills, MI. With modern dentistry, there are many alternatives to metal braces. At Signature Dentistry of Rochester, Dr. Matthew Wolfe offers patients the option of Smart Moves invisible braces. Smart Moves invisible braces will straighten your teeth without the pain, hassle, and unsightly look of metal on your teeth.
Smart Moves can be used to address a range of cosmetic and dental concerns and is recommended for patients requiring mild to moderate orthodontia.
About Smart Moves
Smart Moves can be used for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without metal braces. This innovative system uses clear, removable aligners to gently reposition the teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue or TMJ.
Smart Moves Invisible Braces in Rochester Hills, MI can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including:
- Crooked teeth
How Smart Moves Works
Dr. Wolfe will give you an initial examination to determine if Smart Moves treatment is right for you. If it appears that Smart Moves is an option, we will take photographs, x-rays, and an impression of your teeth.
We will then complete further diagnostic analysis to verify that Smart Moves will work for you and create a treatment plan that will determine exactly how the teeth are straightened. At that time, we will be able to let you know if you qualify for orthodontic insurance benefits and the estimated cost and length of treatment.
When the treatment plan is complete, your records will be sent to Smart Moves along with Dr. Wolfe’s instructions. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Smart Moves will translate the instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners.
You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. Each set of aligners will gradually move your teeth closer and closer to the desired result. You will need to wear these aligners all the time except when you are eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth.
Smart Moves vs. Braces
Studies indicate clear braces can lead to improved dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces. Because Smart Moves aligners are removable, you can brush and floss teeth normally and enjoy your favorite foods and drinks, unlike traditional metal braces which can be difficult to care for and often trap food particles between the braces and teeth.
Smart Moves aligners are made of an ultra thin, ultra clear, hard-soft plastic. Most patients wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks each, completing treatment in 6 – 12 months.
In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, Smart Moves offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:
- Improved gum and tooth health due to better oral hygiene
- No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
- More predictable treatment planning with Invisalign© software
- Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely, for reduced irritation
Smart Moves FAQs
How much does Smart Moves cost?
The cost of Smart Moves depends on the individual treatment. Factors that determine pricing include the number of setups and aligners needed to achieve the desired straightening results.
Are invisible braces covered by insurance?
Invisible braces are typically not covered by insurance. Dr. Wolfe will help you with any billing and paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits. We also offer third party financing and payment plans for patients concerned about the cost of Smart Moves treatment.
We are also a provider of Invisalign!
Invisalign® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life.