Trusted Grosse Pointe Woods Orthodontics
We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Clinton Township, Grosse Pointe Woods and the surrounding areas.
20155 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Your Grosse Pointe Woods Orthodontist
Dr. Gerald W. Wesley is a native of southeast Michigan. He grew up in the town of Marine City where he enjoyed the outdoors as well as athletics that included football, basketball and track.
Dr. Wesley graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences in 2009. He then attended the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry where he graduated with honors in 2014, earning his D.D.S. His education continued at Detroit Mercy until he completed his Orthodontic specialty program and earned an M.S. in Orthodontics in 2016. During his time in Detroit Mercy’s Orthodontic program, he completed his thesis that dealt with TMJ, condylar morphology, and cone beam computed tomography. This experience greatly broadened his knowledge of the gnathologic system.
Dr Wesley is a committed lifelong student! He has logged over 70 hours of continuing education credits in this past year alone. His orthodontic interest are focused on advancing technologies and any topic that involves treating the person as a whole (beyond the smile!). This includes airway-friendly treatment, temporomandibular joint management, and soft tissue management.
Grosse Pointe Woods Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Grosse Pointe Woods braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Grosse Pointe Woods braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Grosse Pointe Woods Invisalign
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Grosse Pointe Woods Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Lifetime Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Grosse Pointe Woods Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Grosse Pointe Woods office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.
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