Invisalign® can be your path to straight, healthy teeth and a confident smile. Georgia Dental is proud to provide this innovative teeth straightening option to our patients.
Invisalign® is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth using a series of clear, removable liners. There are no braces with metal wires or brackets. You wear each set of clear aligners for about 2 weeks removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, the teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final prescribed position. You will visit us about once every six weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.
Getting your teeth straightened isn’t just for teenagers anymore. Like many adults, you have probably wished your teeth were straighter. Our teeth tend to get slightly crooked over time, especially if we wore braces as kids but stopped wearing our retainer. Straightening your teeth as an adult may seem to be an impossible dream, and you may have a long list of reasons why you feel you can’t do it. Dr. Baird addresses concerns patients often raise:
- “I don’t want metal braces at my age.” With Invisalign®, you don’t wear metal braces. Instead, your teeth are straightened by wearing a series of virtually invisible plastic aligners. Almost no one can tell you’ve got the aligners on (unless you tell them).
- “It’ll be too much trouble.” Treatment with Invisalign® is easy. You’ll receive a series of clear aligners, which you’ll wear for about two weeks at a time. You wear them all the time, except when you’re eating, drinking anything but water, brushing, and flossing.
- “It’ll take too long.” We can’t tell you exactly how long treatment will take. But Invisalign® treatment takes, on average, about one year.
- “It’ll be too expensive.” Invisalign® treatment is often similar in cost to traditional braces. In addition, if you have orthodontic coverage, Invisalign® is often covered to the same extent as traditional braces. Our office will be happy to work with you on all of the insurance and financial details.
FAQs about Invisalign®
How does Invisalign® work?
See this animation of the weekly progress for an invisalign patient.