Dentistry For Midtown
General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Oral Surgery located in Atlanta, GA
If you’ve always been interested in straightening your teeth but don’t want people to notice you are doing so, you might consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. Dentistry For Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia, offers Invisalign as an alternative option to bulky metal braces, which are often irritating and inconvenient. To learn more about Invisalign and see if it’s the right option for you, call Dentistry For Midtown or schedule a consultation online today.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a tooth alignment system that can treat malocclusion or crooked teeth. Most people are not born with a perfectly straight smile, and malocclusion isn’t unusual. However, leaving your teeth in a crooked state can result in tooth wear and tear or difficulty cleaning, leading to gingivitis and other oral health issues.
With Invisalign, your teeth move in a controlled way as you progress through a numbered set of clear plastic aligners. Each of your aligners places pressure on your teeth to shift them a little more every 1-2 weeks. After 1-2 weeks of wearing an aligner, you switch to the next one.
What should I expect during the Invisalign planning phase?
Dentistry For Midtown strategically plans Invisalign treatments for adults and teenagers using iTero® digital intraoral scanning. These scans create a detailed model of your teeth in their current position and can simulate the potential movement of your teeth with Invisalign.
The team uses your digital scans as an initial model for your custom clear plastic Invisalign aligners. The scans are exact so that every aligner will fit seamlessly over your teeth at its particular point in the treatment sequence.
The Dentistry For Midtown team can tell you right away how long you can expect your treatment to take as long as you can commit to wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours every day throughout the process.
What are some of the advantages of using Invisalign?
Many adults and teenagers turn to Invisalign to treat bite issues like underbite, overbite, or gaps between teeth because it offers benefits that traditional metal braces cannot by design provide.
Compared to traditional braces, the advantages of Invisalign are:
- Normal brushing and flossing
- No dietary restrictions
- The ability to remove the devices at will
- Clear and discrete devices
- Comfortable movement
Caring for the aligners themselves is easy, too: Simply remove your aligners daily to rinse them and brush them using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
How long does it take for Invisalign to work?
Invisalign starts working immediately, and you’ll see a little movement progress with each new aligner. The total time it takes from start to finish to align your teeth with Invisalign varies depending on how big of an adjustment you need.
The average Invisalign patient can finish a complete alignment in roughly 12 months. In many cases, this is less time than the same alignment would take with metal braces.
To schedule an initial consultation for Invisalign clear aligners, call Dentistry For Midtown or book online today.
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