Adults are often hesitant to correct their crooked grins because they don’t want to deal with the inconvenience of stainless steel bracket-and-wire braces. In addition to their obvious appearance, traditional braces are intended to be worn for a long period of time and require tedious monthly maintenance. They can also poke at the soft tissues of the mouth and be uncomfortable, while limiting the foods you enjoy. It’s no wonder adults don’t want to deal with all these complications! With Invisalign®, Atlanta, GA dentist Dr. Abbey Lee offers an alternative orthodontic solution for teens and adults who wish to improve the appearance of their smiles. This treatment can correct mild to moderate misalignment without drawing attention to the fact that you’re wearing adult braces.
Schedule your appointment today to perfect your smile with Dr. Lee in Atlanta, GA. Call us today at 404-328-7177.
Straightening your smile enhances your self-image and can potentially help you advance in your career; when you feel good about the way your smile looks, you’ll feel more free to communicate openly with others and be more confident in yourself. With so many benefits, it’s silly to go another day unhappy with your smile. Invisalign corrects the position of your teeth and leaves you with perfectly aligned teeth you will be proud to show off.
Before beginning your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Lee will assess the health and position of your teeth, as well as the condition of your gums. She will then take impressions of your teeth to send to the off-site Invisalign lab. Qualified technicians will create multiple pairs of thin, clear plastic aligners, which apply constant, gentle pressure to the teeth. This pressure will gradually alter the alignment of your smile in very small increments. Over a period of 12-18 months, your new smile will slowly take shape.
Your aligners will be custom made to ensure a comfortable fit and minimal discomfort, and you’ll get a new set every two weeks. Dr. Lee will expect you to wear your aligner trays for the majority of the day, taking them out only for meals and daily brushing and flossing. This means you will need to wear them when you sleep at night—but most patients get used to this very quickly.
Because the aligners are composed of thin, clear plastic, no one but your closest peers will notice you are wearing them. Additionally, unlike traditional braces, Invisalign gives you the freedom to remove your aligners for important events, such as the occasional business meeting or social event. As long as you wear the aligners for 20-22 hours per day, treatment will progress as planned.
Dr. Lee suggests Invisalign treatment for adults who wish to improve the appearance of their smiles, but don’t have the time to maintain traditional braces. A great benefit for many patients is that Invisalign is worn for a shorter duration than wire braces. The average treatment period is 12-18 months, which is significantly shorter than the 24 months required of traditional braces.
Another attractive feature is that Invisalign does not interfere with daily life or require you to limit the foods that you enjoy. Traditional braces require that you visit the dentist every four weeks to tighten wires, but with Invisalign, Dr. Lee will encourage you to see her every six weeks to monitor your progress. This gives you more freedom and causes less disruption your normal routines.
The position of your teeth will gradually change while wearing Invisalign aligners, however most patients don’t experience discomfort during this process. In fact, they often forget that they’re wearing the aligners because Invisalign is so comfortable and uniquely created to fit your mouth.
Most patients choose Invisalign because it straightens their smiles discreetly and leaves them feeling tremendously more confident in the way they look. Millions of patients have been pleased with their Invisalign results, so we’re confident that you’ll be highly impressed with your outcome, as well.
Invisalign is the perfect solution for adults with crooked smiles. Improve your appearance by scheduling your adult orthodontic appointment with Atlanta, GA dentist Dr. Lee today. Call 404-328-7177.