For decades, traditional metal braces were patients only option for aligning teeth. Then, in the early 2000s, Stanford graduate students developed a new approach – one that not only did away with metal brackets and wires, but that preserved the look of a natural smile. Invisalign’s clear braces have forever changed dental professionals’ approach to modern orthodontics in Grant Park and beyond!
If you’re looking for effective, fast orthodontic treatment in the Grant Park area, schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Abbey Lee at Smiles 4 Grant Park. Dr. Lee has over 17 years of experience in private dental practice, and has helped thousands of patients just like you create a smile they can be proud of. To reach a member of our staff to learn more or schedule your consultation, call us at 404.328.7177.
Discover how Invisalign® changed the game in orthodontics for both teens and adults:
Invisalign was the first metal-free orthodontic solution without brackets or wires. The special plastic material of the aligners not only made for a more aesthetic straightening solution, but a comfortable one, as well. In addition, patients with apprehension about metal components (or metal sensitivities and allergies) had increased peace of mind using Invisalign.
Traditional metal braces have come a long way, and while the braces of today are significantly more comfortable than those of the past, Invisalign offered a further increase in comfort. The Invisalign aligners hugged tightly to the teeth, and didn’t feature protruding brackets or wires which could irritate nearby gums. In addition, Invisalign did not require the use of bands, so tight bands that created soreness were eliminated. Instead, aligner trays are replaced every two weeks, on average, which offers more gradual shifts in straightening power than that of previous metal braces.
Perhaps the most revolutionary aspect of Invisalign treatment was that the aligners could be easily removed by the patient. Invisalign aligner trays can be taken out for four hours per day. This feature allows patients to remove the trays while eating, brushing, flossing, or during any events they wish to be “orthodontic-free” for such as photos, meetings, presentations, etc. As a result, patients don’t feel “locked in” to orthodontics the way they may feel while receiving treatment through traditional braces.
There’s a reason it’s called “Invisalign.” The nearly invisible aligners are another one of Invisalign’s most attractive features. When aligners are in the mouth, patients can maintain an unobstructed smile that does not immediately show evidence of orthodontic treatment. This feature is especially popular with adult patients who desire straighter teeth without the look of braces.
The average treatment length for Invisalign is half that of traditional metal braces. Most Invisalign patients can expect one year of treatment, compared to traditional braces’ treatment length of two years or more.
If you are looking for a straighter smile in Grant Park, Dr. Lee offers orthodontic solutions like Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign to provide faster results. With today’s dental technology, you can find the solution that works with your lifestyle. To learn more and to begin your orthodontic treatment, contact Smiles 4 Grant Park today!