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Invisalign Clear Aligners Vs. Metal Brackets & Wires

  • April 13, 2017

Invisalign Clear Aligners Vs. Metal Brackets & Wires

At Mint 32 Dentistry, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to straighten out your bothersome orthodontic issues. That’s why we are big on the forward-looking treatment program known as Invisalign. Sure, traditional metal wires and brackets have their place, but most adults we know don’t want to be bothered with the 2-3 year long hassle that old-school braces often become. Keep reading to hear more about the possibilities for transforming your crooked, crowded or gapped teeth, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Morton!

Smooth Plastic Is Better Than Harsh Metal

Here’s the deal: Invisalign aligners consist of a series of custom-made soft plastic retainers that slip directly over your teeth for a comfortable fit throughout your short treatment. If you are lucky, the process can be completed in a matter of months, and there will be no poking, bleeding, or sores along the way. Plus, outsiders will never see your “braces” unless you want them to.

Moving Stubborn Adult Teeth Just Got Easier

When you visit our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office for your adult orthodontic consultation, Dr. Morton will do a complete workup and diagnosis of your alignment and bite problems, and then prescribe a series of custom-built clear aligners to correct and straighten your teeth.

The process itself is gradual. Each Invisalign aligner tightly molds to your teeth, exerting just enough pressure to shift and rotate your teeth into a more perfect alignment.

Clear Advantages Over Braces

Like we said, standard-issue braces leave much to be desired, especially when it comes to adult patients. The good news is that Invisalign attempts to give you just what you want out of an orthodontic treatment.

You won’t be trapped in your hardware for 2-3 years without any respite. With Invisalign, you can actually take your aligners out for eating and cleaning purposes, which makes for a much more enjoyable treatment experience. Invisalign also eliminates the need for special tools and dietary alterations. Eat whatever you want, whenever you want, and simply rinse your gear under warm water.

Just so you know: you will need to wear your Invisalign aligners for the better part of each day for 2-3 weeks at a time.

At that point you will get to move on to the next set of aligners in the series to keep the process moving forward. You can make this switch on your own, so there is no need for monthly in-office adjustments like traditional braces would necessitate. That means no unnecessary time off of work or school.

And the total treatment time should only take about 12 months (give or take), depending on the severity of your issues when we get started. But why wouldn’t you want to get started now?!

Learn More, Get Started!

We hope that today’s post has inspired you to take the next step toward a healthier, better-looking smile. Dr. Morton has found that Invisalign aligners are very effective for people with minor crowding, gaps between their teeth, and mild alignment problems.

Contact us today to learn more and schedule your Invisalign consultation in Alpharetta, GA!

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