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By Thomas G. Faiver DDS PC
December 28, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

Everyone wants a straight, bright, and attractive smile, but many of us don't have a naturally perfect set of teeth. But with Invisalign, you can correct any gaps, crookedness, or uneven spacing in your teeth permanently for a life-long beautiful smile.

Dentist Thomas Faiver in East Lansing, MI offers Invisalign that can leave you with a picture-perfect set of teeth. Discover the ways Invisalign can improve your smile.


Invisalign, a series of aligners made from sturdy, flexible clear plastic, fits comfortably over your teeth, snugly but not rigidly. Unlike braces, Invisalign targets a few teeth at a time rather than your full set so you experience less oral pressure and intensity. Your aligners are custom made, so they won't irritate your gums.


Invisalign is clear and discreet, so no one will know you are wearing aligners. Not only is Invisalign inconspicuous, but the aligners can help protect your teeth from staining when you wear them while drinking coffee, tea, or red wine.


At our East Lansing, MI office, you will be given a series of aligners that are worn for a few weeks at a time each, so you won't need to worry about them lasting for months or years. Invisalign aligners can be easily removed for eating and brushing, and are just as easy to put back on. You will wear your Invisalign for 22 hours of the day, so your aligners will work while you sleep, work, exercise, and relax.

Lasting results

After you have finished your last set of aligners, your teeth should be straight and evenly spaced, and the effects will remain in place for decades to come.

Achieve your best smile with Invisalign. Call your dentist at our East Lansing, MI office today at (517) 351-7222 for a consultation!

By Thomas G. Faiver DDS PC
September 25, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Do you have a smile that you're embarrassed to show off? If so, Thomas G. Faiver, DDS, PC, in East Lansing, MI, can correct those tooth imperfections with the help of Invisalign! This teeth-straightening method eliminates the need for metal brackets and wires, replacing them with clear and removable aligners. Read on to learn more!

What Invisalign Can Do For You

Offering comfort, convenience, and discretion, Invisalign is capable of treating all sorts of cases that range from overbites and underbites to crowded and gapped teeth. These small fixes in your smile can make a big difference in your confidence, giving you a motivational boost in social and professional situations.

In addition to their aesthetic issues, misaligned teeth also make it difficult to brush and floss properly, thus making it difficult to upkeep a healthy mouth. After all, when teeth do not fit tightly together, plaque is more likely to remain in the overlapped space, leading to more cavities and trips to the dentist.

The Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of transparent plastic aligners that are custom created from molds taken by our East Lansing dentist. Each set is worn for two weeks at a time, only needing to be removed while eating, drinking, and practicing your oral care routine. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and available to teens and adults, so regardless of age, you can straighten your smile without fear of anyone noticing!

Additional benefits of Invisalign braces include:

  • Improved speech - misplaced teeth make it difficult to properly enunciate.
  • Shorter, more efficient dental cleanings - straighter teeth means less time in the dental chair.
  • Alleviated facial pain - people who grind their teeth can benefit from plastic protection.
  • A better bite - which means a more effective oral care routine.

Interested? Give Us a Call!

If you have questions or concerns regarding the aesthetics of your smile, we can discuss them with you during a consultation. To schedule an appointment with your East Lansing, MI, dentist, Thomas G. Faiver DDS, PC, call (517) 351-7222. To learn more about Invisalign, visit our website.

By Dr. Faiver
February 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how these clear aligners can get you a straighter, more perfect smile.

When it comes to braces, you have a lot of choices. If you are ready to fix crooked teeth, overcrowding, gaps between teeth or common invisalignmalocclusions, it’s time to talk to your East Lansing, MI dentist, Dr. Thomas Faiver, about Invisalign and whether it’s the right treatment option for you.

First Step

As with any dental procedure or treatment, you will need to see your cosmetic dentist in East Lansing to make sure you are an ideal candidate. This visit will involve a thorough physical exam, imaging tests and discussing your treatment goals to make sure Invisalign is the right option for you. Remember this, Invisalign is only recommended for adults and older teens, and is not right for children.

Second Step

Once we deem you an ideal candidate, we will take impressions of your teeth. Those will be sent to an Invisalign lab with detailed instructions on how the teeth should be moved throughout your entire treatment process. We will create your treatment plan to determine how teeth will be shifted by each set of aligners. It will take a few weeks after dental impressions are taken before you get your Invisalign aligners.

Third Step

How Invisalign works is by wearing your custom-made clear aligners for about two weeks at a time. Each tray is specially designed to shift certain teeth a designated amount to achieve your ultimate smile goals. The trays will put slight pressure on your teeth to help move them carefully and gently. You will need to wear your aligners at least 20 hours out of the day. The only time you will need to remove your trays is to eat, drink (anything other than water), brush and floss.

Fourth Step

Once you’ve finished wearing your last set of aligners, congratulations! You are now able to enjoy your beautiful new smile. Of course we will often recommend wearing a clear, plastic retainer over your teeth for several months after your Invisalign treatment to maintain your smile’s new shape and to prevent teeth from shifting back into their original, pre-Invisalign position.

Ready to find out more about Invisalign and how it can help improve your smile? Then it’s time to call our East Lansing, MI dental office to schedule an orthodontic consultation. Let’s get you a smile to be proud of.