Dr. Manos received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit in 1986. She was awarded membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society at that time. She has provided her expertise as a clinical instructor at the University of Detroit and awarded a Masters Degree in Oral Biology in 1992.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the invisible new way to straighten teeth without braces.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable Aligners to gradually
straighten teeth, without metal or wires.
Does Invisalign really work?
Yes. In both clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide, Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete
treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position
from which a series of custom-made "Aligners" are produced. Each "Aligner"
moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced
by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
There are four primary benefits of Invisalign:
1. Invisalign is nearly invisible - you can straighten your teeth
without anyone knowing.
2. Invisalign is removable - you can eat and drink what you want in
treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good
3. Invisalign is comfortable - there are no metal brackets or wires
to cause mouth irritation; no metal or wires also means you spend
less time in the doctor's chair getting adjustments.
4. Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before
you start - so you can see how your straight teeth will look when
your treatment is complete.
What do the Aligners look like?
Aligners are nearly invisible and look similar to clear
tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move
teeth. Some practitioners have referred to them as "contact lenses for
Is this a new way to straighten teeth?
For years, orthodontists have used removable appliances for limited
treatment. Today, with the application of computer technology, Invisalign
treats a broader range of cases with greater precision.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Because medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy,
each patient should review their coverage. However, if a patient has
orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent
as conventional braces.