Invisalign Specialist

Dater Dentistry

Steven M. Dater, DDS

General Dentist located in Rockford, MI

Do you want straight teeth without the annoyance of metal braces? Invisalign® may be the right choice, the world’s most advanced clear teeth aligner. Available now at Dater Dentistry in Rockford, Michigan, Invisalign helps teen and adult patients who want a flawless smile. Contact Steven M. Dater, DDS, and the team at Dater Dentistry today online or over the phone to learn more about how it works.


How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Invisalign was created so that teens or adults can straighten their teeth without the painful or unappealing braces that orthodontists have used for many years. Invisalign is a technologically advanced solution to straighten teeth with practically invisible aligners.

Invisalign is a set of clear trays that patients wear in a series that gradually straighten teeth. Each tray is slightly straighter than the last, slowly correcting teeth until they’re fully aligned. Each tray is typically worn for about two weeks before patients upgrade to the next.

The trays are created using 3-D images of your teeth, after a digital scan, which is how Dr. Dater is able to map out the final result and how to get there. Then, you’ll be on your way to that perfect smile.

Does Invisalign hurt?

The Invisalign trays are made of plastic that’s BPA-free and non-irritating. They’re comfortable for everyday wear — much more so than metal braces — and patients even forget they’re wearing them sometimes.

The technology is so advanced that the trays can actually control the force being used to straighten teeth and the timing of that force. Each tray is designed to only move a few teeth at once, which helps prevent pain or aches during the process.

Can anyone benefit from Invisalign?

Invisalign works for both teens and adults. Anyone who wants to improve their smile may be a great candidate for the treatment plan. Nearly all issues can be treated with Invisalign, including over- and underbites, crowded teeth, or gap teeth. It also works well for those that just want slightly more aligned teeth but have no major issues.

How long will I have to wear Invisalign?

The length of time it will take for Invisalign treatment to be complete will vary based on things like age and current teeth position. However, most patients wear the trays for an average of 12 months.

Because timing can vary, be sure to call, schedule online, or visit Dater Dentistry for an Invisalign consultation. Dr. Dater and his experienced team will ensure that each and every patient is set up with the plan that’s right for them.