Parents are often surprised to learn the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) suggests that children have a checkup with an orthodontist by the age of seven. Many consider braces to be a teenage rite of passage.
Alternative To Metal Braces | Clear Braces/Invisalign
There are alternatives to having metal braces. Clear aligners such as Invisalign are an effective choice. Invisalign doesn’t use metal wires or brackets to align your teeth. Clear aligners are convenient, comfortable, and nearly invisible—an easier and less noticeable reason for a beautiful smile. With clear aligners, your teeth can be aligned using a series of clear, custom, and removable aligners. Clear aligners move your teeth tiny increments at a time until you achieve a straight and beautiful smile. Please contact our office today for your complimentary consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, comfortable, and removable aligners that remain invisible so that nobody can tell you’re wearing them, so you can smile during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with modern computer imaging technology and has been proven very effective in aligning your teeth all the while going unnoticeable to the people in your life. Invisalign can sometimes be called invisible braces though this is not the actual term. Invisible braces can often be confused with other treatment options so when it comes to the use of these clear aligners, we call the treatment Invisalign.
Invisalign Vs. Braces
Invisalign is a relatively new advancement in orthodontic treatment while traditional braces have been used for decades. Traditional braces are a much more permanent, time tested option that orthodontists have been using for years to straighten people’s teeth. Metal braces also are very effective at treating complex orthodontic cases.
New advancements have created braces that better match the color of your enamel, but also there are options that can even go behind your teeth!
Invisalign on the other hand is designed to be less obtrusive and to keep the cosmetic aspect of a person’s smile in mind. The responsibility of maintaining the Invisalign treatment also falls onto the patient as they will be given their trays. They will need to make sure that they switch the trays every two weeks and also to clean them daily.
Human error can cause issues including losing the trays or forgetting to clean or switch them out. As opposed to braces, which are installed onto your teeth, Invisalign is something that is removed daily and can be lost if not handled with care.
How Does Invisalign Work? And What Is The Process?
Invisalign clear teeth aligners are not only invisible, they are removable as well, so you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. Also, brushing and flossing aren’t a problem. Clear aligners are also comfortable, with no metal to cause cuts, sores, and abrasions during treatment. With no metal and wires, you’ll also enjoy the benefit of spending less time in the doctor’s office getting adjustments. Another benefit of Invisalign is that it allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look after your treatment is completed.
Why Should I Get Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign clear teeth aligners are not only invisible, they are removable as well. This allows for less problems with wires and brackets.
Invisalign don’t use the metal wires or brackets of traditional braces. Therefore there isn’t any risk of sores and cuts in your mouth. Invisalign clear aligners gradually straighten teeth so the trays you wear are easily removable and custom made for your smile.
Often known as invisible braces, Invisalign is perfect for those individuals who don’t want to deal with the cosmetic look of colors and metal in your mouth. The clear aligners are virtually invisible to most people and don’t call any attention to the patient.
Flexible and Unobtrusive
Invisalign makes your daily routine virtually unchanged. Brushing teeth, flossing, eating and drinking can all stay the same. By simply removing the trays, patients don’t have to make any changes to their oral and eating routine.
Less Office Visits
With the clear trays made, patients don’t have to visit the orthodontist nearly as much. This is because since there are no wires or brackets, there’s no need for tightening or fixing.
Quick and Effective
Patients who elect to go with Invisalign see treatment time anywhere from 9 – 15 months on average. Invisalign allows people not only to continue their days without the uncomfortable experience of braces, but also allows for quick and effective results!
Learn More About Getting Invisalign Through Newpark Orthodontics
With Invisalign’s technology and team behind the trays they can do a lot to help your smile. However, every smile is different and as Dr. Nima says, “Orthodontics is not one-size fits all”.
How Does Invisalign Work?
You’ll wear each set of clear aligners for approximately two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will shift week by week until they have straightened to the final position for a beautiful smile. You’ll also visit our practice about once every six weeks to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time typically lasts 9 to 15 months, and the number of clear aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but treatment time varies from case to case.
How Do I Get Started With Invisalign?
When you see all the commercials of Invisalign, it can be intimidating because it seems so intimidating. You see the national commercials and start to think it’s beyond your grasp. But in all actuality it’s pretty simple.
All you have to do is to call our office and let us know your considering Invisalign. We’ll take care of the rest from there.
You can come in for a free consultation and Dr. Nima and the staff will review your goals, take a look at your teeth and then determine if Invisalign is a viable option for you. From there the team will go over the treatment plan with you and if it’s something you want to start, we can go ahead and get started immediately!
How Much Does Invisalign Cost In Alpharetta & Johns Creek?
Over the years, the cost of Invisalign has become comparable to the cost of traditional metal braces. For the patients we treat in Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Roswell, the typical Invisalign treatment ranges from $4000 and $7000. For comparison, regular braces typically range from $2500 and $7000.
To read more about the range of costs for Invisalign you can read more here.
Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign? Will It Work For Me?
Invisalign is a good match for you if:
- You have a mild orthodontic case
- Your disciplined and organized
- You have strong oral hygiene and care
- Your an adult or older teen
Invisalign and Clear Braces are not perfect for everyone as they have their own unique form of treatment that don’t augment everyone’s lifestyle.
You can read a little more here about if your a good candidate, but to truly know is to talk to an orthodontist or Dr. Nima who can go over the treatment with you.
Starting Invisalign With An Orthodontist Or Dentist
It’s possible to get Invisalign treatment with your dentist. With Invisalign’s technology and team behind the trays they can do a lot to help your smile. However, every smile is different and as Dr. Nima says, “Orthodontics is not one-size fits all”.
Invisalign has its limits. The expertise of an orthodontist will be able to tell you if your an ideal candidate or if your treatment is going well. An orthodontist has years and years of treating smiles and seeing different cases.
Some cases need a combination of braces and Invisalign, some need exclusively braces. Orthodontist will know how to properly prescribe the aligners to move the teeth the precise way that will guide your teeth to the right locations. Orthodontists know the biology and physics needed to offer the most beautiful, healthy and stable bite at the end of treatment.
A dentist can offer the technology, but they won’t have the background knowledge or training to assist when things change or treatment doesn’t go as expected. An orthodontist will be able to make the best call from the start about best treatment and can course correct if results deviate.