Most adults do not find the idea of traditional braces appealing or even realistic. Few are prepared to wear the devices, even if it means better bite alignment and a more attractive smile, and so it is fortunate that they can opt for clear braces instead. In fact, patients of Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA can ask their dentist about Invisalign® and discover how they can get the smile of their dreams without anyone even noticing they are doing it!
Maybe you have heard a bit about Invisalign or clear braces, and wondered if they were a good solution for your needs. They are fascinating devices and custom made for the individual to ensure the best results.
The way that they work is very simple – using high-tech computer modeling, an impression of a patient’s mouth is slowly transformed into a perfectly aligned set of upper and lower teeth. The computer system at work then models out the tiny changes it would take to go from the beginning of the process to the end. From these models, Invisalign trays are made, and when worn for roughly two weeks each, the teeth are painlessly and slowly moved into their new and ideal locations.
Patients can take out the trays to eat and maintain the health of their teeth and gums, and wear them nearly invisibly for the rest of the day. Because the process is meant to be done in increments, it can take up to two years for the process to be completed, but it is done so discreetly, comfortably, and easily that few patients mind the length of treatment.
Why Straighten Now?
Many adults wonder why they should bother with Invisalign or clear braces if they have lived with their less than perfect smile for so many years. The answer is simple: Invisalign does more than straighten the teeth. When complete, your bite will be perfectly aligned, removing the risk to the teeth and the jaw from uneven wear. The long-term benefits of this are immense, and have to be considered in addition to the good looks of your perfectly straight smile.
Speak with your dentist at Old Milton Dental today and ask if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. You can have the smile of your dreams and still enjoy life to the fullest without the stigma, discomfort, and hassles of old-fashioned wire braces. Contact our office today for Invisalign next appointment.