Orthodontic treatment is used to straighten misaligned teeth to produce more attractive and better-functioning teeth. Traditional metal braces have been used for decades and remain a popular option, but they can be uncomfortable and appear cumbersome. Advancements in dental technology have produced another option with Invisalign®, a system of clear aligners that work in the same way as braces, but with greater comfort. You can find this treatment at Braces Now 14 in Norcross.
The Invisalign® treatment uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-made to gradually shift the position of the teeth along the gumline. Treatment time averages about 12 months but varies depending on the severity of the misalignment being treated. It can be used to address issues such as gapped teeth, overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, or overly crowded teeth.
Because the aligners are clear, the treatment appears almost invisible, which is especially convenient for adults undergoing treatment who wish to maintain a professional appearance at work. Aligners are much more comfortable than metal braces, which consist of wires and brackets that can irritate the soft tissues in the mouth and also make it difficult to eat. The aligners are also removable, which makes them much easier to clean than other orthodontic treatments.
During an initial consultation, your orthodontist at Braces Now 14 will examine your teeth and take measurements to create a custom treatment plan that will map out the movement of your teeth. The aligners will be created according to this treatment plan. You will be required to wear each aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day for best results, taking them out only to eat and to brush and floss. A new aligner will be switched out approximately every week (following the treatment plan) and you will need to visit your dentist every six weeks or so to ensure that alignment is progressing as expected. At the end of treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to prevent the teeth from moving back to their original positions.
Make an appointment at Braces Now 14 in Norcross for a consultation for the Invisalign® treatment. You can soon achieve a straighter smile with the comfort of clear aligners.