Braces & Invisalign | Clinton Township & Grosse Pointe Woods

Treatment Options

To many people around Clinton Township and Grosse Pointe Woods, “orthodontics” means “braces”. But, thanks to orthodontic advancements, that’s not really true anymore.

Lifetime Orthodontics, gives your family a wide array of treatment options, like Invisalign and modern braces.

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Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Invisalign clear aligners at Lifetime Orthodontics offer a less intrusive way to get the same results as traditional braces. They're also clear and removable so they won't interfere with your lifestyle.

Invisalign’s clear aligners offer a comfortable fit with no metal or wire components. The aligner trays are made of proprietary Smart track material, which is virtually invisible to the naked eye. For a similar cost and treatment time, Invisalign aligners from Lifetime Orthodontics can straighten your smile comfortably and discreetly.

And the best part? Unlike braces, these aligners are completely removable.

This means that you will be able to enjoy all the foods and drinks you love as long as you remove your aligner first!

Dr. Wesley plans out each movement of your teeth using Invisalign’s proprietary software. These aligners are customized to your mouth using 3D computer imaging, so they fit easily over your teeth.

Then, you’ll receive a set of aligners to wear during your treatment. Each week or every other (depending on what Dr. Wesley says), you’ll switch to the next aligner in the set until your treatment is complete. Typically, at our offices in Clinton Township and Grosse Pointe Woods, treatment using Invisalign lasts 9-16 months.

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Clear Braces

What would you say if you could have all of the benefits of braces but in a discreet version without any metal brackets or wires?

Well, it’s true—you have the option to get clear or natural tooth-colored braces at Lifetime Orthodontics. These braces are less noticeable than traditional braces but offer the same great benefits.

Clear braces offer Lifetime Orthodontic patients an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. Dr. Wesley uses these ceramic brackets to create the same great results you want, but with an added level of discretion.

Clear braces work the same way as metal braces but without the metal.

The tooth-colored ceramic brackets will blend into the teeth, making them challenging to spot.

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign®, work differently than clear braces. Clear aligners are made of a flexible plastic material that fits over your teeth, similar to a mouthguard.

Dr. Wesley highly recommends clear aligners for patients who only need a small amount of orthodontic correction. This option is also great for older patients in Clinton Township and Grosse Pointe Woods who want a less noticeable treatment.

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Metal Braces

Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. At Lifetime Orthodontics, our modern metal braces are our most popular treatment choice.

Thanks to advancements in orthodontic technology, metal braces no longer require the bulky, awkward headgear of years past.

Nowadays, Dr. Wesley attaches the brackets directly to your teeth and connects them with wires that gradually straighten your smile.

At Lifetime Orthodontics, you can wear colored elastics (rubber bands) with metal braces to make your treatment more fun. You can get creative with the colors or even show your support for your local Clinton Township and Grosse Pointe Woods teams!

Orthodontics for All Ages

Dr. Wesley understands that kids, teens, and adults have unique orthodontics needs. No matter your age, our team can help you achieve the smile you deserve!

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Other Treatments

TMJ

The temporomandibular joint serves to connect the jaw to the skull. Pain in this joint area is identified as Temporomandibular Disorder.

This joint is just like others in the body and can experience uncomfortable disorders such as ankylosis, arthritis, dislocations, and plenty more.

If you experience any of these symptoms, our Lifetime Orthodontics team encourages you to call our Clinton Township and Grosse Pointe Woods offices and receive a diagnosis and treatment.

TMD Symptoms Include:

  • Biting/chewing difficulty or discomfort
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss
  • Headaches/earaches in the morning
  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Reduced ability to open/close the mouth

Sleep Apnea

Many people around Clinton Township and Grosse Pointe Woods suffer in silence from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing or to breathe very slowly while sleeping.

During the night, a sleep apnea patient can experience these interruptions to their breathing as many as thirty times per hour. Due to these interruptions, the body cannot get the complete rest necessary to thrive during the day.

Lucky for Dr. Wesley’s patients, we can help you determine if you have this condition and find treatment.

Although we don’t specialize in ENT at Lifetime Orthodontics, we can help you decide whether it's necessary to follow up with a specialist.

Straighten Your Smile

Dr. Wesley and our team use their expert knowledge and modern technology to straighten your teeth. At Lifetime Orthodontics, he can successfully treat a range of oral issues, including:

  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Protruding teeth
  • Impacted teeth

Metal Braces & Other Options

Metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment in Clinton Township and Grosse Pointe Woods, but you also have other options.

After your free consultation exam, Dr. Wesley will discuss the best treatment for you based on your specific needs and goals.

Fixed Appliances vs. Removable Appliances

At Lifetime Orthodontics, we will give you all the information you need regarding your treatment. People around Clinton Township and Grosse Pointe Woods need to know the difference between fixed and removable appliances.

Dr. Wesley attaches fixed appliances, like braces, to your teeth and will remove them when you complete your treatment at our Clinton Township and Grosse Pointe Woods offices.

Traditional metal braces cannot be removed and require some diet restrictions. It takes some adjustment to clean your teeth effectively with braces, but we'll make sure you're prepared.

Invisalign clear aligners offer a less intrusive way to get the same results. For a similar cost and timeframe, Invisalign aligners straighten your smile comfortably and discreetly.

When Dr. Wesley prescribes a removable appliance like Invisalign, you'll wear it most of the day, but you can take the trays out of your mouth before eating, drinking, and cleaning your teeth.

Besides the noticeable differences, Lifetime Orthodontics uses Invisalign aligners to treat moderate orthodontic problems and fixed appliances for comprehensive treatment.