Invisalign for Straighter Smiles in Johns Creek
Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth? Are you looking for an alternative to metal braces to achieve a straighter smile? Invisalign plastic aligners may be the key to having aligned teeth in less time, and many of our patients in Johns Creek and Alpharetta have been more than satisfied with their new smiles. Join us as we explore why Invisalign is so popular, and why patients love the results.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign involves a series of plastic aligners that are molded to shift your teeth into proper position. Unlike metal braces, which use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign’s aligners straighten your teeth quickly, with each aligner representing a milestone.
The process itself is very simple. For the first step, Dr. Shah will take scans (or molds) of your smile, and will use these models to create a treatment “path”. As the aligners are built, each set will mark a milestone on the movements of your teeth. By the time you’ve finished all the sets of aligners, your smile should be aligned and treatment completed.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
- Clear Plastic: Invisalign aligners are created with a clear plastic material, meaning that casual observers won’t be able to tell that you’re even wearing them. So long as you keep the aligners clean, your smile will look brilliant and clear as your treatment commences.
- Removable Aligners: With metal braces, there’s no hiding that you’re undergoing an orthodontic treatment. But the impressive part about Invisalign is how easy it is to remove them during treatment! Patients can remove them for eating, cleaning, and for special occasions such as sports or music performances.
- Comfort: Metal brackets and wires can be somewhat prickly, with the potential to catch your lips or cheeks. But Invisalign is different, as the aligners are removable and comfortable. Patients have commented that they can hardly feel them. It’s normal to feel some soreness as you go through each set of aligners, but the soreness typically subsides after a day or two.
- View Your Virtual Treatment Plan: Dr. Shah believes in maintaining a transparent relationship with the patient, and this includes showing patients their treatment plan from the start. Dr. Shah can use virtual models to show you a before-and-after of what your smile may look like.
Invisalign vs Braces
While both treatments achieve the same results, Invisalign is significantly different from traditional braces in terms of function and appearance. Metal braces are secured to the front surfaces of the teeth through a specialized dental cement, and are tightened with a wire throughout the course of the treatment. While this treatment is still very effective in straightening a smile, it does have a longer timeline than Invisalign with treatments lasting as long as two years or more.
Invisalign treatments are known to take less time than braces, with an average treatment time of 12 to 18 months. Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a flexible, but sturdy plastic material. And instead of having a wire that tightens the teeth into position over time, the Invisalign aligners gently push the teeth into position through the use of the aligners.
Consult Johns Creek Dentist, Dr. Shah
Invisalign has worked wonders for patients like you with misaligned smiles here in Johns Creek and Alpharetta, GA. But Dr. Shah and our team are ready to help, and we encourage you to contact us for a consultation about your smile goals.
To learn more about Invisalign, View Invisalign in Johns Creek.