At Old Milton Dental, we receive patients of all ages at our Alpharetta dentist office. A lot of these patients are visiting us and claiming they are unhappy with their smile. One of the number one cause of their unhappiness is from not having orthodontic treatment during their youth, or they had it but didn’t wear their retainer so their smile moved back to the way it was prior to treatment. Luckily, we offer a discreet and easy way to straighten their teeth using Invisalign clear aligners! Adults should consider Invisalign treatment to solve their orthodontic problems. Continue reading to find out why adults in Alpharetta are visiting Old Milton Dental to achieve a perfect smile.
What is Invisalign?
If you have been living under a rock, or just do not pay attention to the latest and greatest in dental technology, you may not know what Invisalign is. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to slowly shift your teeth into their desired position. Treatment can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending on the severity of the dental problems. The aligners are removable and completely invisible which makes them convenient for eating and for maintaining your self-confidence during treatment. Not all patients are a candidate for Invisalign. Patients with serious alignment issues will usually need to use traditional braces until their teeth are in the right position for Invisalign and then they can switch their treatment if they want. Continue reading to find out why adults should consider Invisalign.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a simple treatment process. First, you will need to pay our Alpharetta dentist office a visit to be considered for treatment. Dr. Mazer will evaluate your smile to determine if Invisalign is right for you. From there, he will take impressions of your teeth and create your entire treatment plan. He will send these off to the Invisalign lab where they will create your Invisalign aligners. Dr. Mazer will give you your aligners and you are to wear them for 2 weeks each, only taking them out to eat, drink and brush your teeth. We recommend you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day. Every 6 weeks, you will visit us so we can make your sure treatment is on track. We may need to make small adjustments during your treatment. After your treatment is over, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your smile. A very simple treatment process, perfect for responsible adults!
Are Adults Candidates for Invisalign?
Aren’t braces for children and teens? No! Orthodontic treatment can actually be used by patients of all ages and we strongly encourage our adult patients in Alpharetta to seek orthodontic treatment if they need it. There is no age limit on achieving the perfect smile. Even patients in their senior years have used Invisalign to correct their smile. Although age is not a determining factor for Invisalign, patients will need to have healthy teeth, be free of periodontal diseases and of course, they cannot have severe orthodontic problems. Dr. Mazer will examine your smile to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign. If you are worried you are too old for Invisalign, don’t. Invisalign is the perfect treatment for all ages!
Benefits of Invisalign for Adults
You might be wondering why an adult would choose Invisalign over traditional braces. There are plenty of benefits of Invisalign for adults. Amongst these includes the invisible aspect of the aligners. Most adults don’t want braces because they don’t want a mouth full of metal and to feel like they look like a teenager. With clear aligners, this is no longer a problem. It is very hard for anyone to tell you are wearing braces when you have your aligners in. This helps adults maintain their self-confidence. You won’t have to fear to go to work or hiding your smile during the course of your treatment because your smile will look the same.
Another benefit of Invisalign for adults in Alpharetta is that they are removable. Having removable braces makes going out to dinner with friends easy and maintaining your dental hygiene a simple process. You can eat whatever you want during the course of treatment. And even better, you can brush and floss normally so you don’t have to worry about difficult cleaning processes or cavities.
Invisalign also has a faster treatment time than traditional braces which means you will be done with your treatment faster. This is appealing to patients who want the fastest solution for their problem. Another benefit of Invisalign is that the treatment is not as painful as traditional braces. Since you are changing your aligners every two weeks, you don’t have to visit your dentist for painful braces tightening every 6 weeks. It is less painful because your teeth are moving gradually instead of all at once. The clear aligners are also very comfortable to wear and won’t cut or scrape your lips or cheeks which are a common problem with traditional braces.
Another benefit includes fewer visits to the dentist. Being an adult is busy and you really don’t have time to be spending at extra visits to the dentist. With Invisalign, you only need to visit us every 6 weeks so we can ensure your treatment is moving along as it should. Traditional braces, on the other hand, can have you at the dentist every 4 – 6 weeks and even more often if you break a bracket or a wire pops out. There are so many things that can go wrong with traditional braces that can force you to visit the dentist more often. For adult’s busy schedules, Invisalign makes the most sense.
You might be wondering about the cost of Invisalign and we can tell you that it doesn’t cost much more than traditional metal braces. There is also a good chance that your insurance might cover part of the treatment. Speak with our dentist about financing options and we will give you all the information you need to know about the cost of Invisalign in Alpharetta.
Schedule an Appointment with Old Milton Dental
If you are an adult and you are considering Invisalign treatment, give our Alpharetta dentist office a call today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you transform your smile! Give us a call or fill out our online contact form.