November 12, 2016
If you are tired of living with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office can set things straight once and for all. Dr. Morton is certified to provide an alternative orthodontic solution for adult, one that gets the job done in about a year and works without any metal whatsoever.
Read on to learn more about how we can transform your smile with Invisalign, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your short-term orthodontics consultation at Mint 32 Dentistry. You’ll be smiling big when we are through with you!
Clear Aligners Vs. Metal Brackets
At Mint 32 Dentistry, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to straighten out the problems in your mouth. That’s why we love Invisalign.
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. There will be no poking, bleeding, or sores along the way. And no one will ever see your “braces” unless you want them to know they are there.
Shifting Adult Teeth
First of all, we will do a complete workup and diagnosis of your alignment and bite problems, and then prescribe a series of clear aligners to correct and straighten your teeth.
The process itself is fairly straightforward. Each Invisalign aligner tightly molds to your teeth, exerting gradual pressure to shift and rotate your teeth into a more perfect alignment.
The Advantages Are Clear
Conventional braces leave a lot to be desired. And Invisalign attempts to give you just what you want out of an orthodontic treatment.
You won’t be stuck in your hardware for 2-3 years without a break. With Invisalign, you can actually take your aligners out for eating and cleaning purposes, which makes for a much more pleasant experience. Plus, it also eliminates the need for special tools and dietary alterations.
Here’s the catch: you do 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 in the right direction. 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.
Like we said, you won’t have to wait 2-3 years for your amazing new smile. The transformation happens fast with Invisalign! The total treatment time should only take about 12 months (give or take), depending on the severity of your issues.
Start The Invisalign Process In Alpharetta, GA
Dr. Morton has found that Invisalign aligners are very effective for people with minor crowding, gaps between their teeth, and mild alignment problems.
That said, patients who have severe alignment and bite problems, or have very wide spaces between their teeth, would probably benefit from a more complex treatment with traditional orthodontics.
But you’ll never know if you don’t come see us. That’s why we hope you have been inspired to take the next step towards a better smile! To schedule your consultation, contact us today!