Maybe you wore braces as an adolescent and forgot to wear your retainer? Or perhaps you never had orthodontic treatment and your teeth have shifted over time? Whatever the case may be, living with crooked teeth is embarrassing. It’s probably always at the back of your mind, and it may cause you to hide your smile when you interact with other people.
If the idea of wearing braces seems even more unappealing than living with crooked teeth, you’re not alone! That’s why many adults are turning to Invisalign to straighten their teeth efficiently and with discretion.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners instead of traditional brackets and wires. The aligners are comfortable and easy to wear and they don’t disrupt your normal daily activities. You will achieve your desired results when you wear them at least 22 hours per day. You will receive a new set of aligners every two weeks that are designed to progress your treatment, and you can easily change them out at home.
Besides the discretion it provides, Invisalign offers many other benefits for patients. Most cases can be completed in 10 to 18 months, so it’s a very efficient choice that won’t keep you in treatment for years. Invisalign doesn’t require as many visits with your dentist since you can change your aligners at home. You’ll only need to check in every few weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. This is ideal for professional adults with hectic schedules. Aligners are comfortable and easy to wear. You won’t have difficulties keeping your teeth clean since you won’t have to brush and floss around brackets and wires. You also won’t have to endure the discomfort that pokey brackets and wire can cause. Best of all, since aligners are removable, you don’t have to make any changes to your diet. You’ll be able to enjoy the foods you love throughout your treatment with Invisalign.
While Invisalign works well for most patients, it can’t correct complex bite issues. If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign and if it’s the right treatment for you, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gaylor at Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta is your first step. Dr. Gaylor is a certified Invisalign provider and she will take x-rays, photos of your teeth, and provide a thorough examination to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment for your needs. If it’s not, she can discuss other treatment options with that may suit you better. If you move forward with Invisalign, Dr. Gaylor uses 3-D technology to create your treatment plan and make your custom Invisalign aligners. If you’re ready to learn more about Invisalign and schedule a consultation with Dr. Gaylor, we encourage you to contact Cosmetic Dentistry of Atlanta today at (470) 264-8507.
DR. MARILYN GAYLOR IS AN ACCREDITED MEMBER OF AACD