For over a century, metal braces have been the go-to option for those who want to straighten their teeth. However, despite their effectiveness, traditional braces come with their fair share of drawbacks, including discomfort, aesthetic issues, and lifestyle limitations. Thankfully, advancements in orthodontic technology have given rise to a more discreet, comfortable, and effective alternative – Invisalign aligners.
At Envision Dental in Marietta, GA, we offer Invisalign aligners to our adult and teen patients who want to straighten their teeth without having to deal with the drawbacks of traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are custom-made clear BPA-free plastic aligners that fit comfortably over the teeth. They are designed to address specific malocclusions and apply gentle pressure to shift the teeth into place gradually. Patients can take the aligners out to eat, brush, or floss as long as they wear them for about 22 hours a day. Every few weeks, patients receive a new pair of aligners to bring them closer to their straightened smile.
Invisalign aligners were originally designed with adults in mind, recognizing that many adults have issues with misaligned teeth, but wearing braces in their 20s, 30s, and beyond may not sound appealing. The clear aligners offer a discreet and effective alternative to traditional braces, making it possible for adults to straighten their teeth without anyone noticing.
One of the critical tools used in the Invisalign treatment process is the iTero scanner, which we use to create an accurate 3D digital image of a patient’s teeth. The scanner uses state-of-the-art technology to create a non-invasive and comfortable 3D digital mold of the teeth, gums, bones, and tissues. Unlike traditional dental molds that require patients to bite down on a tray full of putty, the iTero scanner uses a small wand to capture images of the patient’s teeth. This technology is much more comfortable for patients and provides a more accurate representation of their teeth.
The 3D digital mold created by the iTero scanner is what we use to create a patient’s Invisalign treatment plan and their aligners. We can also use this imaging to monitor a patient’s progress at their checkups. The Outcome Simulator is another essential tool that uses the 3D images to show patients what their smile could look like after their Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign aligners are not just for adults. Invisalign Teen is a version of the clear aligners made specifically for teenagers who want the convenience of removable clear aligners. Our dentists are certified to create an Invisalign Teen treatment program to realign the teeth and bite for a healthy, beautiful smile. Most Invisalign treatment plans are similar in length to braces, and sometimes, the treatment can be even shorter.
If you have an adult or teen in your family who needs braces and you live in Kennesaw, East Cobb, or Marietta, GA, come see us at Envision Dental. We offer Invisalign aligners for discreet and comfortable teeth straightening at our clinic in Marietta. Our dentists have extensive experience in orthodontics and are certified to offer Invisalign aligners to our patients. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care and the best possible results.