Have you always wanted to straighten your teeth but keep putting it off because you don’t want to commit to years of traditional metal braces? If you fall into this category, you may be interested in Invisalign which can straighten teeth much faster than metal braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular, innovative way to straighten teeth and boasts a very high patient satisfaction rating. Since the 1990’s, this treatment has been very heavily marketed so there is a good chance you may have heard of it. One of the main selling points of Invisalign is that the aligners are invisible, so from a conversational distance no one will notice you are wearing them. Dr. Flax is fully trained to use Invisalign.
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Everyone who is a candidate for braces is a candidate for Invisalign. Dr. Flax will evaluate your individual needs to recommend the best options for you.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Invisalign is a lifestyle change from traditional braces. Here are the ways Invisalign differs:
- Emergency visits to replace broken brackets and wires are eliminated
- There are no restrictions on what you can eat
- Gum health is easier to manage since there are no wires to floss under
- Brushing and flossing routines remain normal.
Benefits of Straightening With Invisalign
This innovative straightening system uses computer technology to deliver results much faster than traditional metal and wire braces. Here are some other benefits:
- The aligners are invisible which means no one will know you are undergoing treatment to straighten your teeth.
- They are much more comfortable.
- The aligners are removable. This means you can take them out before you eat, drink, or brush your teeth.
- It is much faster than metal braces. Everyone is different, but on average Invisalign straightens teeth in six months to a year.
How Invisalign works
After an examination including complete x-rays of your jaw, impressions are taken. Using this information, highly sophisticated computer technology calculates the exact movements required to straighten your teeth. The Invisalign laboratory then creates a series of clear plastic aligners customized for you to wear in sequence.
What to expect with Invisalign
You simply insert the the first set in over your teeth. They will feel like they don’t fit quite right, but after wearing them a couple of days they will feel comfortable because they will have moved your teeth. After two weeks, you will put in the next set and go through the same cycle. The process is repeated every two weeks until you have the beautiful straight smile you wanted.
How do I care for the Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are cleaned just as you would a retainer, brush with a soft toothbrush daily.
Is Invisalign painful?
No, our patients experience very little discomfort.
How long does it take to see results?
Results are evident in as little as 3 weeks!
Schedule a consultation
Dr. Flax is an expert cosmetic dentist in Atlanta that can give you a beautiful, straight smile much faster than traditional braces. For a complimentary consultation and to find out which teeth straightening system is right for your specific case, contact our office to request an appointment today.