What is Invisalign? How is it different from traditional braces?
Invisalign is a modern service offered the straighten teeth. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that both orthodontists and dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal braces. The aligner trays are custom made from a flexible and virtually invisible plastic material and can be taken in and out at the patient’s convenience. This makes eating, brushing, and flossing easy.
Invisalign aligners are delivered every two weeks, this causes less pain and discomfort than traditional braces, because there’s less force applied per week to moving the teeth. Fixed appliances are adjusted approximately every six weeks and apply greater forces. Because the aligners are completely transparent, and therefore far more difficult to detect than traditional braces, the Invisalign method is particularly popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces.
What is the process for Invisalign?
- 1) To begin your Invisalign case, you’ll begin by scheduling a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist. At this visit, they’ll determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign and give recommendations based on your comprehensive exam and radiographs. Your doctor will then use radiographs, photographs, and impressions of your teeth to create a 3-D image from which they will create a course of treatment, including the movements of your teeth and length of treatment.
- 2) You’ll receive your first set of aligners. These aligners are flexible and comfortable, so that you avoid the irritation and discomfort associated with traditional metal braces. You wear these aligners throughout the day, so that they gradually begin to shift your teeth into the desired positions. They can be easily taken in and out for brushing and flossing teeth.
- 3) The Invisalign aligners are changed every two weeks until your treatment is complete!
So if you are looking for an Atlanta Invisalign Dentist, call us today and see what a difference a beautiful healthy smile can make.