Clear Aligners in Alpharetta GA
Do you want straighter teeth without living with a hunk of metal in your mouth? Well, you’re in luck!
Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, clear aligners are a fast, effective, and affordable alternative to traditional metal braces. There are a number of clear aligner options out there, but it’s our belief that none of them are as advanced or comfortable as Invisalign.
If you would like more information, or if you’re ready to arrange your consultation for straight teeth in Alpharetta, GA, contact a dental team member today.
And check out the questions below. These are the ones we hear most often from our dental patients:
- What is Invisalign?
- What are the benefits of Invisalign?
- What should I expect during my Invisalign consultation?
- How long does Invisalign take?
- What is a retainer, and will I need one?
- Do you offer any Invisalign financing in Alpharetta, GA?
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is one of the most well-known clear aligner systems in the world; it’s also considered the most advanced. The technology relies on clear aligners taken from an impression of your smile. The impressions are sent to the Invisalign lab where your aligners are fabricated—clear, comfortable plastic for discretion and comfort.
It’s important to consider that for over two decades, Align Technology Inc. has given the gift of a straighter smile to millions of adults and teens thanks to their Invisalign system. In fact, over nine million people, including over two million teens have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth.
Invisalign’s innovative design straightens the wearer’s teeth more predictably and comfortably than ever before. With this world-renowned aligner system, you can achieve the smile of your dreams in just a short time. Dr. Kai Liang is an Invisalign-trained dentist who values your comfort, safety, and smile goals. With Dr. Kai’s help, you can achieve optimal oral health starting with a straightened set of pearly whites.
What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?
There are numerous benefits associated with clear aligners, from how they fit to how they allow natural function. There are also oral health benefits following your Invisalign therapy.
Some of the specific advantages of Invisalign during treatment are as follows:
- Invisalign aligners are transparent. If you don’t want a mouth full of metal, Invisalign may be the solution for you. Invisalign is nearly transparent, so no one can even see when you’re wearing them.
- Invisalign aligners can be easily removed. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, so you don’t have to be stuck wearing them all day, every day. For example, you can take them out when you brush your teeth or when you eat.
- Invisalign aligners are comfortable. Invisalign aligners are made out of medical-grade plastic, so naturally, they’re much more comfortable than metal braces.
- Invisalign aligners are customized. Everyone’s different, and so are everyone’s mouths. Thankfully, Invisalign aligners are completely customized to fit your unique bite.
Following treatment, the benefits of a straight smile are many. First, you can brush and floss your teeth more effectively when teeth are not overlapping. An aligned bite also means less wear on specific teeth, which reduces your risks for fractures and dental cavities. A straight smile also allows you to smile with confidence!
What Should I Expect During My Clear Aligners Consultation?
Your Invisalign consultation consists of a thorough dental examination to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the aligners. If Invisalign is the right option for you—based on exam results and your smile goals—your dentist will then fit you for Invisalign to ensure they stay secure in your mouth—with the help of state-of-the-art 3-D computer imaging, of course!
Based on his findings, Dr. Kai creates a customized treatment plan with your aligners. Now, your smile transformation can officially begin! Depending on your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as six months or longer. However, most patients notice an improvement in a matter of weeks—watching your smile transform across the treatment timeline can be very exciting.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
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 area 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 set 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 dental office? Please call us and we will be happy to arrange a commitment-free consultation.
What Is a Retainer, and Will I Need One?
For years your teeth were misaligned or overcrowded. Invisalign has corrected the situation, but your teeth are accustomed to their old lineup. A retainer reminds the teeth that the new positions are best!
Your Alpharetta implant dentist takes careful impressions of your smile and uses the results to create a custom, clear aligner to protect your investment and keep your teeth straight.
It’s important to remember that orthodontics can relapse without the intervention of a custom retainer. A member of our dental team provides instructions, and we are always here for you if you have any questions about your new smile or your custom retainer.
Do You Offer Any Invisalign Financing in Alpharetta?
Our in-office ACR Simply Smiles Payment Plan may help you finance your smile goals. It is an interest-free program that breaks down treatment costs across the months. If you choose ACR, we bill your credit card monthly. A member of our team will let you know whether you qualify for this plan; contact our office for further details.
We also participate with CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that allows you to finance your dental treatment over time. Ask a team member how to apply online. Decisions typically take only minutes!
For Invisalign in Alpharett, Contact Our Dental Team
Invisalign has enhanced millions of smiles across the world, and we would love to offer you the same opportunity. At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we offer affordable options for a straighter, more beautiful smile.
To schedule an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Kai, please call us at (770) 777-2803.
Our dental team proudly serves patients in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Cummings, Milton, and all other locations!