Dunwoody, GA Invisalign experts
Invisalign could be the answer for teens and adults who want the same results as traditional braces, but with more freedom and flexibility. Kaplan Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Dunwoody, GA, Sandy Springs, Blackburn Park, Chamblee, and surrounding communities.
What is involved in Dunwoody, GA Invisalign treatment?
When used as directed, Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic problems. The Invisalign clear aligner system aligns teeth and helps to improve oral health by using a series of clear, removable aligners. At your initial consultation, we will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your initial consultation. From this, we build a customized aligner that is specific to each patient’s smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over the teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions.
How does the Dunwoody, GA Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. As the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series, your teeth will be moving gradually, until they reach their final desired positions.
During visits with Kaplan Orthodontics, we will check to make sure treatment is going according to plan. You must change the aligners on and wear them as directed. This is the most important element to success with your Dunwoody, GA Invisalign. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your needs. They will need to be changed frequently to keep up with the shifting of the teeth as they begin to straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that’s been made.
It’s important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. Treatment time depends significantly on patient compliance. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it can be hard to say with certainty how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case.
The average treatment time is estimated based on patients following the recommended guidelines. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment. Any small deviation from instructions can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program.
What are the benefits of choosing Dunwoody, GA Invisalign treatment?
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is especially important for orthodontic patients. This means that one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners besides being nearly invisible is that you can remove them. Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed before eating or drinking anything other than water. This means you’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. They’re also meant to be removed before brushing and flossing. This makes it’s much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
With Invisalign, you don’t have to forego any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile! Since you can remove your clear aligners, you can avoid any food restriction. This is significant because food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces. Aligners do need to be removed before all meals in order to avoid staining. They should also be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, you won’t get poked and irritated by wires in your and there aren’t any adjustment appointments, either. Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, however, so that Dr. Kaplan can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.