We Offer Orthodontics at Oak Bark Dental.
Being born with a straight smile is not within anyone’s control – but obtaining a straight smile is! With effective orthodontic treatment, our Lansing Dentists can ensure that your teeth will line up as straight as you once wished, with treatment being only temporary. While traditional methods of orthodontics use metal brackets and wires, we offer Clear Aligner therapy with CandidPro or Invisalign®. We find that a lot of our patients like the flexibility of clear aligner therapy over traditional metal brackets.
Candid Clear Aligners offers CandidMonitoring virtual check-ins to give you peace of mind without leaving home. While our dentists are happy to check in with you in person at any time, the CandidMonitoring virtual check-ins offer unlimited flexibility.
Dr. Palmer will work with the Oak Bark Dental team to customize your trays by using highly precise 3D digital scans taken in our office and fitted in person to provide maximum comfort. Your CandidPro treatment may be completed in as little as 12 months, but we often have patients share that they start to see a difference in just a few weeks!
How CandidPro Works:
1) Start with our professional dentists to go over your treatment.
2) We’ll call you when your aligners are ready. You’ll get your full set of aligners, your CandidMonitoring™ materials, and premium whitening foam.
3) CandidMonitoring™ check-ins: You’ll send your CandidPro doctor scans of your teeth every 14 days, ensuring your treatment stays on track.
If you have teeth that do not properly align and you would like to have them straightened, orthodontics may be a viable option for you. This option offers braces to help straighten your teeth. In the middle of each tooth, a bracket is placed, with a wire connecting all of the brackets. Over time, the minimal force will straighten your teeth and gently move them into their proper positions. The duration of your orthodontics treatment will depend on your specific needs and smile goals.
Many of our adult and teen patients opt for Invisalign®, the clear alternative to traditional metal braces. We gladly offer both options!
Experience the Convenience of Invisalign®
Invisalign® also treats misaligned teeth, but in a much more discrete way. Without the use of brackets or wires, or metal at all, this option relies on clear trays to straighten your teeth. Every two weeks, your trays are replaced, and you will visit Dr. Palmer every six to eight weeks for evaluation of your progress. Invisalign® is worn day and night and is easily removable for eating and cleaning purposes.
If you have teeth that you would like to straighten, or are concerned about the shifting movements of specific teeth, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation. After we determine your current dental needs, we will be able to better recommend a treatment plan for you.
To learn more about orthodontics or our Invisalign® treatment, please call our Lansing, MI office at 517-393-4900 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kristina Palmer!
Our dentists and team take continuing education classes and courses to stay up-to-date on technology and techniques that allows Oak Bark Dental to assist you with all of your dental health needs.