Invisalign Treatment in Cumming, GA: Finding the Right Dentist for You

invisalign-300x300As an adult, the thought of getting braces probably doesn’t sit too well with you. After all, even though there’s nothing wrong with getting braces as an adult, it can be a little embarrassing and can lead to a lack of self confidence.

When many adults who are looking at orthodontic treatment (specifically braces) start doing research, they are happy to learn about the alternatives to traditional metal braces; and the most popular one on the market right now is Invisalign®.

We offer Invisalign treatment for adults and teenagers at our Cumming, GA dental practice, and in this article we’re going to share Invisalign information with you so you’ll be in a better position to understand whether or not this “invisible braces” option is right for you.


What is the Invisalign System?

Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment that uses clear aligners (as opposed to metal braces) to straighten teeth. The aligners are custom made to fit your teeth. You’ll receive a new set of aligners every two weeks throughout your treatment (more on this below).

Most patients love Invisalign for two primary reasons:

They are removable, which means they can be taken out to eat or attend big events (such as weddings or class reunions).

They are nearly invisible so there is no “adult with braces” social stigma attached with Invisalign. Even if someone notices them, it’s usually because they are interested in treatment themselves (and makes for good conversation)!


How Does Invisalign Work?

If you are deemed to be a good candidate for Invisalign, this is how the process works:

— A mold of your teeth will be taken, and will be sent to the Invisalign dental lab to craft your first set of aligners. Typically, you’ll receive a few sets of aligners at a time, which means you’ll need to visit us for follow-up appointments (every 6-8 weeks) to make sure treatment is progressing correctly.

— After you receive your first set of aligners, we will discuss with you how to care for your aligners, proper treatment protocols, etc. As with any treatment, the number one determining factor in the success or failure of Invisalign is YOU.

If you are compliant with all treatment protocols, Invisalign should give you the straight teeth and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!


What Problems Does Invisalign Solve?

Invisalign is an ideal solution for adults who are looking to correct mild to moderate issues. Typically, Invisalign helps patients who suffer from:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth crowding
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

To learn more about the specific issues that Invisalign treatment can solve for you, visit the Invisalign website here.


How Long Does the Treatment Last?

teeth-white-squareWhile traditional braces have a treatment window in the 18-24 months range, most patients are able to straighten their teeth with Invisalign clear aligners in about 12 months. Of course there is no set time and it can vary based on the severity of your case.

When you meet with one of our experienced dentists (Dr. Bragg or Dr. Moody), they’ll give you a more accurate estimate of cost and treatment time based on your unique, individual needs.


What are the Next Steps?

If you live in or around the Cumming, GA area and are interested in Invisalign for yourself or your teenage son/daughter, we encourage you to contact our office in order to schedule your Invisalign consultation.

During this time, you’ll meet with either Dr. Bragg or Dr. Moody and they’ll do a thorough evaluation to determine if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you. Book your appointment today!