Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Invisalign

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Having a clear understanding of all aspects of your dental care is essential, so we encourage you to be proactive about asking questions. You deserve to be fully informed, and we believe that no question is too small or unimportant. If a concern is important to you, it's important to us too.

We answer lots of questions for our patients, and some of those we hear most often are listed below. If you don’t see your specific question here or you would like more information, feel free to give our office a call!


You have completed the aligner phase of Invisalign treatment, and you are thrilled with your beautiful new smile. The process was easier than you thought, but you're glad it's over.

Or is it? Not really; many people make the mistake of thinking that Invisalign treatment ends when your finish with your aligners. But immediately after treatment is complete, you will receive a retainer and instructions for wearing it.

You may think that retainers are only for kids. After all, their bones are still developing, and it's easy to see why a retainer is needed. But the fact is that adults also need a retainer because our teeth are always moving to some extent.

A retainer keeps your teeth properly aligned so they don't relapse into their original positions. There are different types of retainers, and Dr. Kai Liang will recommend the one that best fits your needs.

If you need further convincing, consider the fact that about a third of the adults who seek orthodontic treatment do so because they did not wear their retainers!

There's a lot to know about Invisalign treatment as well as other cosmetic dentistry services at our Milton, GA dental office. Please call and we will be happy to arrange a consultation to answer your questions.

Invisalign is a short-term adult orthodontic treatment system. If you’re bothered by slightly crooked or crowded teeth and don’t want to consider metal braces, Invisalign may be just the solution you need.Invisalign Tray | Invisalign in Alpharetta GA

Invisalign clear aligners are an innovative approach to correcting minor misalignments quickly and easily. After we determine that Invisalign is a good choice for you, Dr. Kai Liang will use specialized equipment to develop a comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan.

You’ll receive a customized series of aligners that are designed to gently and gradually move your teeth into the ideal position. Simply wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day, taking them out only for brushing, flossing, and eating. They are removable, but keep in mind that the longer they’re worn each day, the faster you’ll see the beautiful final results.

Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable and easy to wear. At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we treat mild to moderate misalignments. The average length of treatment for adults with Invisalign is about a year. For teens, treatment times are similar to those associated with traditional braces.

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign or see if you are a good candidate, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to set up a consultation with Dr. Kai to discuss your case and decide if Invisalign is right for you.

It's difficult to say how long treatment will take until we meet with you to evaluate your needs. In general, though, Invisalign treatment takes up to a year or two for adults; for teens, treatment times are similar to those of traditional orthodontics.

At our Milton, GA dental office, we start the Invisalign process with a consultation with Dr. Kai Liang. This step is essential because we need to understand your goals to ensure the results meet and exceed your expectations.

Next, Dr. Kai plans your treatment using 3-D imaging to develop a virtual model of your teeth. This model allows him to predict the movement of your teeth throughout treatment. Based on this information, your aligners will be customized to move your teeth gently into the proper position.

All these specifications are sent to an Invisalign lab where your customized aligners are fabricated. When they're ready, we'll have you return to our office and receive your aligners along with instructions for using them.

You'll receive several sets of aligners, and each is designed to move your teeth sequentially as you progress through treatment. Wear each set 22 hours a day for about two weeks, taking them out to eat and to brush and floss.

Throughout the process, Dr. Kai will monitor your progress until we have reached the desired results. The final step is to wear your retainer daily so your newly aligned teeth don't relapse and undo all your efforts.

Would you like to learn more about Invisalign and other cosmetic dentistry options at our Milton, GA dental office? Please call us and we will be happy to arrange a commitment-free consultation.

Invisalign aligner | 30022 Dentist Alpharetta

In the past, there haven’t been many options for adults who have issues with the alignment of their teeth. You either had to live with the problem or go through years of orthodontic treatment with conspicuous metal braces.

Now we have more options than ever before for correcting the problems that have been bothering you for years. From minor misalignment to more complicated issues, at Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we have the solution.

Invisalign aligners are very popular, and chances are you have heard of them or know someone who has gone through treatment. Invisalign can correct a wide variety of alignment problems and allow you to achieve beautiful results in as little as a year.

As effective as treatment with Invisalign is, one of the main reasons why it has gained a lot of its popularity is because it fits the lifestyles of our busy patients. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can also be removed for eating and brushing.

It’s great that Invisalign can achieve such dramatic results, but it’s also nice to know that you have the freedom to take them out now and then. Just remember that you need to wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours per day to see the fastest results.

Would you like to learn more about Invisalign at our Milton, GA dental office? Please call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kai.

Invisalign has completely changed the way we approach adult orthodontic treatment. Gone are the days when your only option for a straighter smile was bracket and wire braces. Today we can use Invisalign to straighten crooked teeth comfortably and in much less time than traditional orthodontics

At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we have helped many patients enjoy a renewed smile with Invisalign treatment. There are lots of good reasons to choose Invisalign:

The clear aligners are made of a soft plastic that won’t irritate the inside of your mouth like brackets and wires. Since Invisalign isn’t affixed to your teeth, the aligners can be removed for eating and easy brushing and flossing. No one will notice you’re wearing Invisalign because the aligners are crystal clear and let your smile show through. Treatment with Invisalign is fast – we can often achieve desired results in as little as a year.

You don’t have to spend years in uncomfortable metal orthodontics to get the straight smile you want. If you are considering treatment and would like more information, please call our Alpharetta Creek dental office to arrange a consultation. Dr. Kai Liang will be happy to take the time to sit down with you to discuss your needs and determine if Invisalign is right for you.

Smiling Woman | Adult Orthodontics AlpharettaYour smile says a lot about you. If you have crooked or crowded teeth, you probably spend a lot of time trying to conceal your smile.

At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves an attractive smile that helps them to feel confident in any social situation. Misaligned teeth detract from your appearance, but that is just one reason why we need to straighten crooked teeth.

Your good dental health depends on conscientious at-home oral hygiene. When your teeth are crowded, they are difficult or impossible to clean properly. Flossing is essential, but your oral health is at risk if you can't get the floss between your teeth. Even your dental hygienist may find it difficult to floss your teeth adequately.

Lack of proper oral hygiene can put you at significant risk for gum disease. If you develop gum disease, you are at risk of developing other oral health problems.

At our Alpharetta dental office, we are pleased to offer Invisalign, a popular short-term orthodontic solution. You can easily remove Invisalign aligners for eating and oral hygiene. Most patients achieve proper alignment in about a year with Invisalign.

If you are ready to do something about your crooked smile, please give us a call. We will be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Liang to discuss your needs and see if Invisalign is the right choice for you.

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