Patients at Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford, Georgia love the convenience that Invisalign® offers. Invisalign is the leading brand of invisible braces. It allows teens and adults to reposition their teeth without metal wire braces. Invisalign is one of the top cosmetic dentistry services we provides to patients in Buford, GA.
Is Invisalign® Right For You?
Invisalign is perfect for the patient who needs mild to moderate orthodontic care. Dentists use Invisalign “clear braces” to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Underbite, overbite or cross-bite
The Benefits of Invisalign®
They Have a High Success Rate: Our dentists choose to offer Invisalign at our Buford, Georgia dental office because it is successful and it has a high level of patient and dentist satisfaction.
They’re Invisible: Patients love Invisalign because they are discreet. The Invisalign clear braces are made from an ultra-thin, clear, hard-soft plastic.
They’re Removable: The aligners are removable so patients can take them out whenever they want to eat, brush or floss, and for special occasions.
They’re Comfortable: The aligners are custom fit to your teeth from an impression taken by the dentist.
Treatment is So Easy: Depending on the patients goals, they will have a series of aligners that they will wear for about two weeks each. Most patients see results from their Invisalign treatment in 6 – 12 months.
They’re Safe & Gentle: Dentists love Invisalign because it is safe, gentle, and effective. The patented invisible braces system does not damage teeth or gums. Patients can brush and floss normally, leading to better health during treatment. Unlike metal braces, food does not become lodged around brackets causing teeth to wear and stain.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the patient’s condition. Factors that are considered are the desired results and the number of aligners needed to reposition the teeth into the desired outcome. Your dentist will review all of your treatment costs during an initial consult.
Are there any alternatives to Invisalign?
Invisalign is an excellent treatment for crooked teeth, but it isn’t right for everyone. We can help you if you need traditional metal braces and will coordinate your treatment with an orthodontist. Patients who simply have cosmetic issues such as crooked teeth, crowded teeth or spaced teeth with no major bite problems may qualify for Six Month Smiles.
How long does Invisalign take?
The length of treatment depends on the patient’s condition and desired results. Most patients will complete treatment in 6 to 12 months. Select cases may be complete in less than 6 months, these are patients who simply need minor tooth movement or treatment for orthodontic relapse. Patients who need more significant tooth movement may take 9 months or more.
How many hours a day should I wear an Invisalign?
Patients must wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours per day in order for their treatment to be effective. Patients may remove aligners to eat and brush their teeth, but otherwise, they need to keep the aligners in.
Does Invisalign change your face shape?
Invisalign may change the shape of a patient’s face slightly. The goal of Invisalign is to realign crooked teeth. This means shifting bone structure. Any shift in bone structure may cause a patients face to change shape. This is very rare, however. When it does happen, the changes are usually positive since it aligns the bone structure in a patient’s face.
If you think you are a good candidate for the Invisalign clear aligners system or are unsure, give us a call at (678) 359-4707, or request an appointment online today.