Gentle Dental Care
General Dentistry & Dental Implants located in Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Think you have to choose between misaligned, crooked teeth or a mouthful of metal? Think again. The expert team of dentists at Gentle Dental Care in Midtown Atlanta and Dunwoody, Georgia, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Gentle Dental Care today or book an appointment online.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. This treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually align them over time.
It’s best to wear the aligners at least 20 hours a day, but they can be easily removed for eating and teeth cleaning. When you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.
Why choose Invisalign over braces?
Invisalign offers the following advantages over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:
- Invisibility, so people never see a mouthful of metal, they see your real teeth
- Comfort, so you don’t have to worry about your mouth getting cut up by pointy metal braces
- Convenience, because when you need to floss, brush your teeth, or eat, you can just take out the aligners
- Efficiency, since Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques
In fact, more and more young adults are choosing Invisalign thanks to its ease of use and comfort.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Relapse after braces
The dentists at Gentle Dental Care may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues.
What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?
Your dentist starts by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. They may use a digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. Your dentist uses these to develop a unique treatment plan for you.
Your dentist then customizes plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. While you wear them, the aligners gradually push your teeth where they’re supposed to go. As your teeth move, new aligners may be made as you progress toward a new smile.
Do I have other options?
Invisalign is the most popular brand of clear aligners for your teeth, but it’s not the only type available. Some other invisible aligner options include:
- Inman Aligner™
- Smart Moves®
Talk to the experienced team at Gentle Dental Care if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online today.