Professional Marietta Invisalign Dentist
Invisalign® has revolutionized orthodontic treatment for people all over the world. Thanks to this effective treatment, patients have a discreet and comfortable way to straighten their teeth. At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry in Marietta, Dr. Shaila Mohip-Chahwala helps patients achieve their dream smile with the Invisalign system. This is one of the many cosmetic dentistry services available at Shining Smiles.
Invisalign Braces Are Perfect for the Whole Family
Teens and adults alike looking for an innovative dental solution that is almost invisible and comfortable to wear can benefit from Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign can treat many types of dental issues.
- Open Bite
- Tooth Misalignment
- Tooth Gaps
- Crowded Teeth
If you’re an adult or you have a teenager, Invisalign clear braces may appeal to you more than traditional braces for many reasons. Top of the list may be the fact that these aligners are removable. You can eat and drink more naturally – and of course more easily brush and floss – making you and your dentist happier. Clear braces are also ideal for those who may be a bit self-conscious.
What Are Invisalign Clear Braces?
Invisalign braces are designed to be hidden. Invisalign uses a series of virtually invisible, removable and comfortable aligners for your orthodontic treatment to fix crooked teeth. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your dentist or orthodontist will use digital X-rays, pictures and impressions to create precise 3-D images of your teeth and then configure your aligner trays accordingly.
What Are Invisalign Clear Aligners Made From?
Invisalign clear aligners are made from a medical-grade thermoplastic called SmartTrack®. The technology was developed to shift patients’ teeth precisely and comfortably, and is most notable for its flexible feel and clear appearance. Thanks to these features patients feel minimal discomfort – plus the clear aligners are hard to spot from a distance. Invisalign clear aligners are custom-created to meet each patient’s needs, and your dentist will first create a digital plan that shows exactly how your smile will progress.
The Invisalign Straightening System Requires No Metal or Wires
Unlike traditional braces, the clear Invisalign system does not require wires or metal. This makes the trays more comfortable to wear. And when it’s time to eat, drink, brush your teeth and so on, the aligners can be removed.
The Invisalign teeth straightening system works through the use of plastic aligner trays that gradually move the patient’s teeth over time. After completing an initial consultation with the patient and an assessment of that patient’s orthodontic needs, Dr. Mohip will create a personalized treatment plan. Over the course of treatment, the patient will receive a series of customized trays to be changed every two weeks.
What Happens After Invisalign Treatment?
After using the last of your clear aligner trays, your smile will be transformed. However, it is still important that you maintain the position of the teeth by wearing a retainer. Your dentist will advise you on when (and for how long) you should wear the retainer.
Am I Suitable for Invisalign Clear Braces?
One of the most common questions about Invisalign clear aligners is whether an individual is suitable for treatment. In reality, the vast majority of people can benefit from clear aligner technology. An initial consultation with an Invisalign dentist will assess a person’s suitability, with a 3D scan showing your smile before and after treatment.
In rare cases, a person will have severe dental issues that could require specialist orthodontic treatment. However, crooked teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites and other common alignment issues won’t require an orthodontist, and your favorite Marietta dentist can oversee the Invisalign process at your regular dental office. Just search Invisalign near me to inquire or visit your dentist’s office today.
Is Invisalign a Good Option for Teenagers?
Children with crooked or crowded teeth can struggle to brush and floss effectively. Over time, this inadequate approach to oral hygiene will likely lead to tooth decay and cavities. These issues show why braces are so important in fixing misaligned teeth, and are also a core component in a long-term dental care strategy. And with teenagers today often reluctant to get visible metal braces, Invisalign is proving to be a popular choice.
There are many reasons teenagers like Invisalign clear aligners. The most obvious example is what you can’t see – the near-invisible appearance of clear aligner technology. And while traditional braces still have their benefits, teenagers often feel self-conscious when they smile. Parents can feel confident that Invisalign for teenagers will create a healthy, straight smile – without the possible issues with confidence and self-esteem.
What to Expect With Invisalign Treatment
The Invisalign process is straightforward and designed for the convenience of each patient. Here is a broad overview of the process.
- Visit your Marietta Invisalign dentist for an initial consultation to determine the appropriateness of Invisalign treatment.
- Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth for the manufacture of personalized clear aligners.
- Custom clear aligners are sent to your home to be worn for around 22 hours per day.
- Individuals receive new aligners approximately every two weeks to promote the gradual movement of teeth into their new positions.
- Regular dental appointments are scheduled to monitor the movement of your teeth and make any adjustments.
- After treatment, you receive Invisalign retainers to ensure teeth remain in their new placement.
Advantages of Using Invisalign Clear Aligners
- Pleasing Appearance – The almost invisible design of Invisalign is one of the main reasons that so many people choose the technology over metal braces.
- Removable Clear Aligners – While removing the clear aligners should be done sparingly, the option to take them out occasionally offers patients an added benefit.
- Durable Technology – Traditional braces can develop problems such as broken wires and other issues. Invisalign clear aligners are simple in design and highly durable.
- Comfortable Fit – You’ll be wearing the aligners for most of the day, so comfort is an important factor. Most people report that Invisalign provides a comfortable fit.
Our Invisalign infographic gives a closer look at why millions of people are opting for clear aligner technology.
Common Questions About Invisalign Braces
How long is the Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign treatment will vary in length and is based on your individual requirements. Typically, treatment lasts for 12–18 months, but length of treatment varies in each individual case. Minor adjustments mean less time is required; major adjustments will require more time. Children may need a longer treatment, though this won’t always be the case. Dr. Mohip will give more specific recommendations during the Invisalign braces consultation.
Can I have Invisalign if I have crowns or other treatment?
It may be possible to have Invisalign braces after getting crowns or other dental work, but a dentist will need to first assess your teeth during an oral exam. Patients will most often wait to get dental work such as porcelain veneers after their Invisalign treatment has been completed.
How long do I need to wear my aligners for each day?
You will need to wear Invisalign aligners for 20–22 hours each day. If you go for long periods without wearing the aligners, the treatment will take longer and may not deliver the best results.
Where Can I Find an Invisalign Dentist Near Me?
If you need help with Invisalign or any other dental treatment, Shining Smiles Family Dentistry can help. Dr. Mohip-Chahwala provides a range of cosmetic, restorative and family dentistry services. To find out more, call (770) 420-8550 or request an appointment at our Marietta dental office.