Grosse Pointe & Shelby Township

Shelby Township & Grosse Pointe

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Create an attractive, even smile with Pointe Dental Group Orthodontics! in Michigan with locations in Shelby Township and Grosse Pointe!


Orthodontic Options

Whatever your age, whatever your style, we have the orthodontic solutions to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Pointe Dental Group is your source for orthodontics in Grosse Pointe and Shelby Township, Michigan.

  • Clear aligners (Invisalign)
  • Esthetic clear braces
  • Traditional metal braces
  • Early interceptive treatment (Phase I)
  • Comprehensive orthodontics for children and adults

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Clear Braces (Invisalign)

With a clear aligner, no one will notice your braces – all they’ll see is your incredible smile. Clear aligners are a great choice for both teens and adults, especially those who enjoy rough-and-tumble sports. They’re relatively new orthodontic treatments, which:

  • Consist of a series of 5 or more custom-made, removable clear plastic aligners
  • Are remarkably transparent
  • Don’t interfere with eating or speaking
  • Are less likely to irritate soft tissue surrounding the teeth

Esthetic Ceramic Braces

Looking for a little less metal? Ask about our esthetic ceramic braces! They pack all the power of traditional braces, yet offer a discreet, understated look. Commonly known as ceramic dental braces or tooth-colored dental braces, this option is one of several types of orthodontic braces designed to fit adult lifestyles because they:

  • Blend in with your teeth
  • Work with simple or complex tooth alignment issues
  • Are designed to resist stains
  • Have a metal arch that blends in with your brackets – to some, it may look like you're just wearing an orthodontic retainer

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional braces are a system of brackets bonded directly to the front of the teeth. The brackets act like handles, holding arch wires that move the teeth. They are often connected with a system of bands, spacers, springs, and other mechanical appliances to gradually move and align the teeth. Traditional metal braces:

  • Offer maximum results in a minimum amount of time
  • Can fix simple or complex tooth alignment issues
  • Don’t require you to remember to put in your tray
  • Are a good choice for candidates who need extensive dental alignments
  • Work for patients who have back-tooth bite issues, need to rotate canines or premolars, or move teeth vertically

Early Interceptive Treatment (Phase I)

Orthodontic treatment in young children is known as early interceptive, or Phase I, treatments. The American Association of Orthodontists recommend a consultation for everyone by the age of 7, and intervention may begin as early as age 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still developing, and the jaw is still growing. Early interceptive treatments address:

  • Crowding
  • Misalignment due to thumb- and finger-sucking habits
  • Guiding permanent teeth into desired positions through tooth removal or tooth-size adjustment

Comprehensive Orthodontics for Children and Adults

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment begins when patients have primary teeth, when they have a mix of primary and permanent teeth, or when all permanent teeth are in. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment:

  • Corrects identified problem(s) and restores the bite to its ideal position
  • May consist of one or more phases, depending on the nature of the problem being corrected and the goals for treatment
  • Can be coordinated with other types of dental treatment, such as oral surgery, periodontal care and restorative dental care (fillings, crowns, bridges, tooth size enhancement, and implants)

Cutting Edge Equipment

Visit our offices for the latest orthodontic technology, including:

  • High Definition X-rays (with lower radiation)
  • Digital Photography
  • High Tech Metal Braces
  • Clear Aligner Therapy
  • Mini Orthodontic Implants

These advances allow us to treat our patients more comfortably, and decrease the number of office visits and length of treatment.

Orthodontics in Michigan

We are proud of our commitment to our patients and our ability to produce beautiful, healthy smiles in a caring, patient-oriented environment. If you would like to learn more about your options, you can request a consultation online or give us a call at one of our two orthodontic locations in Michigan:

Grosse Pointe Farms: (313) 881-2480 | Shelby Township: (586) 803-8300

Questions About Orthodontics? We have Answers!

For more information about orthodontics and braces, please check out the following resources:

Dr. Nisa Elias

Dr. Elias

Dr. Elias is an orthodontic specialist who remembers wanting to be a dentist long before she really understood what went into a dental career! During her teenage years, she learned how valuable a beautiful smile was and how it could effect one's self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall quality of life.

Dr. Elias' academic career and training is diverse. She completed an undergraduate and graduate degree in Materials Science & Engineering at The Ohio State University. Motivated by an interest in research and dentistry, she went on to earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine and a Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut. Her training gives her a unique understanding of the materials, mechanics, and bone biology invaluable to orthodontic tooth movement.

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What Patients Say About Pointe Dental Orthodontics in Michigan

“One of the best decisions I made for my family was to switch to the Pointe Dental Group. I was so pleased that I switched my whole family and we've been happy ever since.”

-Carolyn Hafner