Looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces? Want an orthodontic solution that is discreet and barely noticeable to others? Then, Invisalign may be the ideal solution for you. These removable retainers can do everything that traditional metal braces can do but with a bit more style. Here's some frequently asked questions and answers about Invisalign.
What Are Invisalign Retainers?
Also called clear retainers or invisible aligners, Invisalign are retainers made of proprietary Smart Track material. The trays are customized for your teeth and your unique orthodontic needs. You wear the retainers as much as possible throughout the day and even while you are sleeping, but you can take them out as needed. For best results, however, you should wear these retainers at least 22 hours per day.
What Problems Can Invisalign Correct?
These retainers can help straighten crooked teeth, but they go beyond cosmetic adjustments. You can also use these retainers to adjust issues with your bite. Generally, they can address the exact same issues as traditional bracket and wire braces, but there are still situations that patients will benefit from traditional braces and may not be an ideal candidate for getting Invisalign.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign Braces?
For most people, the key advantage with Invisalign is their nearly invisible nature. If you don't want your orthodontics to be super noticeable, this may be the right solution for you. Many people also find the special material of these braces to be much more comfortable than metal braces.
You don't have to worry about brackets or wires scratching the side of your mouth. With wire braces, many people add wax to prevent discomfort. With Invisalign, you don't have to worry about carrying wax because your braces are always comfortable.
Are Invisalign Braces Expensive?
This orthodontic option is surprisingly affordable. However, for most patients, they tend to be more expensive than metal braces. Luckily, there are all kinds of payment options available to help make them accessible for as many patients as possible.
Who Should Wear Invisalign?
Your orthodontist can help you determine if this is the right solution for you. In most cases, this solution works best for teens and adults. Young kids who need braces may be better suited to a more permanent, less removable option.
What is the Process with Invisalign?
Generally, the process starts with a consultation. During that appointment, we look at your teeth and talk about your options. If you decide to move forward with Invisalign, there will generally be an appointment where we make molds of your teeth and pictures and information will be gathered. Then, the trays will be crafted at a lab. After the trays are fitted to your mouth, you may need follow up appointments to have new trays put in monthly as your teeth start to move. The progressive change with each new sets of trays helps move your teeth into their new spots.
Where Can You Get Invisalign in Atlanta?
Visit Buckhead Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. We have Invisalign available, but we also offer a wide range of other dentistry services. We want to make it easy for everyone in your family to get care at the same place. We accept children, teens, and adults, and we would love to work with your family. Call us to make an appointment today.