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If you have crooked teeth, gaps, or bite misalignment, it can affect the appearance and function of your smile.

Orthodontic treatment is a worthwhile investment that can improve your appearance and oral health for a lifetime.

At the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute in Troy, MI, we use braces and Invisalign® to straighten patients' teeth.

Orthodontic Treatment Options Invisalign vs. Braces

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Both of these options can dramatically improve the appearance of patients' smiles at our Troy, MI, practice, also serving Birmingham, Bloomfield, and surrounding areas.

Invisalign Treatment What to Expect

This is a popular choice because it offers unrivaled subtlety. The system uses a series of clear, almost undetectable aligners to gradually straighten the teeth. At our Troy, MI, practice, Dr. Craig Goldin and Dr. David Whalen are certified Invisalign providers.


This treatment can address gaps, crooked teeth, and bite misalignment. However, ideal candidates have minor to moderate alignment issues.


The typical length of Invisalign treatment is 12 to 18 months.

Treatment Process

First, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. Using the molds, the Invisalign lab will fabricate several sets of aligner trays. Because each tray will have a slightly different shape, they will gently push your teeth into straighter positions.


The trays are made from smooth, clear plastic so they are more discreet and comfortable than metal braces. In addition, they can be removed when eating, brushing, and flossing.

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The staff at the Cosemetic Dentistry Institute are very professional highly trained and skilled in making dental care an art as well as stressing the importance of good dental hygiene. The staff is warm and non -judgmental no matter the state of your teeth etc... They are optimistic in offering a solution to your dental needs. There are many perks to coming to see Dr. Goldin and his staff. I highly recommend this dental practice.

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Treatment with Braces What to Expect

Braces are fixed orthodontic appliances. This technique involves the placement of metal brackets and wires to move the teeth and bite into proper alignment. This treatment is highly effective and has been used on children, teens, and adults for decades.


Braces can also address various types of misalignment issues. However, braces can treat more severe malocclusion problems.


On average, patients can expect to wear braces for about two years before treatment is complete.

Treatment Process

During the initial appointment, the metal brackets are secured to the teeth with dental cement. A wire is threaded through each bracket to control the movement of the teeth and bite. About once a month, the wire is tightened to encourage continued shifting.


Braces are highly effective because they allow for precise and predictable movement of the teeth. In addition, they can treat more severe orthodontic cases.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Enhanced Appearance

Orthodontics can dramatically improve your look. Straighter teeth can enhance your overall appearance, and help make your smile look healthier.

Improved Self Confidence

An attractive smile can improve your self-confidence and many other aspects of your life. Teens may find it easier to navigate the social pressures of high school, and adults may feel more confident becoming leaders in the workplace.

Lower Risk of Cavities

In addition, orthodontic treatment can have many, less obvious benefits for your oral health. It can reduce your chances of dental decay, since crowded teeth can often trap bacteria.

Reduced TMJ Disorder Symptoms

In many cases, Invisalign can also reduce your risk for TMJ (temporomandibular joint)disorder. A bad overbite or underbite can put a lot of pressure on your jaw, damaging the joints or causing inflammation in the surrounding muscles.

Drs. Goldin and Whalen

Cosmetic Dentistry Institute

Drs. Craig Goldin, Marcy Goldin, and David Whalen in Troy, MI, have created a spa-like atmosphere where you can relax while receiving gentle dental care. Our team specializes in a range of general dentistry treatments, including:

To schedule an appointment at our office serving Birmingham, Bloomfield, and the greater Detroit metropolitan area, contact us online, or call (248) 519-1919 today!

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