The idea of braces probably brings to mind twisted pieces of wire anchored by large, clunky metal brackets. This common image is why so many of our patients at 1st Choice Dental Care in Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA, are surprised when they learn about Invisalign, a completely different and revolutionary way to straighten teeth. Learn about how you can work with our dentists to achieve a beautiful new smile, both comfortably and attractively, through Invisalign's unique treatment plan.
What is Invisalign?
Although traditional braces still function as a way to move crooked teeth into the proper position, the dental industry wanted to improve upon the appearance, especially for their adult patients who didn't want the stigma associated with having a "metal mouth." In May of 2000, Invisalign premiered after several years of development and the process of wearing braces was revolutionized. Although they look like whitening trays, Invisalign's patented aligners work very much the same way as traditional braces: they place gentle pressure on the teeth to guide them into position. But not only does Invisalign offer the unique experience of wearing virtually "invisible" braces, the clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly against the teeth can be removed from the mouth for eating and cleaning. Braces-wearers are no longer restricted on their diet and they can comfortably brush and floss their teeth during their treatment period.
Is Invisalign right for me?
If you're interested in Invisalign to straighten your teeth, our Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA dentists - Dr. Kelly Vaughn, Dr. Nalini Kataria, Dr. Emil Orza and Dr. David Wang - will thoroughly evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign can help. Certain types of misalignment may be better suited to a different treatment plan. We typically find that older teens and adults make the best candidates for Invisalign - because the aligners are removable, they can be misplaced easily. They also require a certain amount of commitment on the part of the patient. The best and quickest results are seen from patients who wear the aligners at least 20 to 22 hours each day.
You can learn more about Invisalign by contacting 1st Choice Dental Care, in Kennesaw, Woodstock and Marietta, GA, and requesting a consultation. With Invisalign, you can wear braces confidently, eat comfortably and finish the process with a beautiful new smile!