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Dr. Ashley Reynolds is a certified Invisalign® provider in South Lyon, MI. She specializes in a unique, four-step clear aligner treatment process that will transform your smile gently, painlessly, and in 30% – 50% less time than traditional braces.
Her expertise with Invisalign® enables you to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of while our Crescent Virtual technology saves you time with fewer in-office appointments.
Schedule your free consultation today to find out if Invisalign® clear aligners are right for you.
We understand that your time is valuable. That’s why Dr. Reynolds has developed a streamlined four-step Invisalign® treatment process that delivers exceptional results while keeping in-office appointments to a minimum.
We use state of the art imaging technology that allows us to create 3D images of your mouth and show you what your smile will look like at the end of your treatment.
Dr. Reynolds will use your 3D scan to create a customized digital treatment plan designed to gently move your teeth into alignment for the beautiful smile you’ve dreamed of.
Your custom aligners will be comfortable, lightweight, and discreet. And since they are removable, you can continue to enjoy the foods you love during your treatment.
We respect your schedule and to save you time, we offer our patients a virtual option for some appointments. For information about Crescent Virtual, please contact us.
Achieving a beautiful, straight, healthy smile has never been easier – or more discreet. Invisalign clear aligners virtually invisible and since they are removable, you can continue to eat the foods you love!
Dr. Reynolds will answer all of your questions during your new patient appointment, but until then, here are some of the most commonly asked questions about Invisalign®.
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After taking a 3D scan of your mouth, Dr. Reynolds will create a customized digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Based on that plan, a series of Invisalign® clear aligners will be created just for you. Each aligner is designed to apply just the right amount of force to the right place at the right time to move your teeth into their proper position. Dr. Reynolds will be with you each step of the way to monitor your progress.
Invisalign® clear aligners are made of a soft, flexible thermoplastic material called SmartTrack®. They are FDA-approved and don’t contain any BPAs, BPS’, latex, or gluten. Invisalign clear aligners are thin, fit comfortably and snugly over your teeth, and are virtually invisible.
The duration of your Invisalign® treatment will depend on several factors, including how complex your orthodontic issues are and how often you wear your clear aligners. Dr. Reynolds will determine how long your treatment will take based upon your specific needs, but the average treatment time is between 12 and 18 months.
For the best results and shortest possible treatment time, you should wear your Invisalign® clear aligners 20 to 22 hours per day. You should only take them out when you are eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Invisalign® works by applying gentle, constant force to move your teeth into the desired position. Because of this, some people do feel temporary discomfort during the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. It is generally described as a feeling of “pressure” and is completely normal.
Once you receive your Invisalign® clear aligners, Dr. Reynolds will schedule a follow-up appointment in six weeks. After that, you will come in once every 8 to 10 weeks until your treatment is complete.