Braces have been used in some form for over a century to straighten teeth. While metal braces are effective, they do have comfort, aesthetic and lifestyle drawbacks. Many adults and teens do not care for the appearance of braces or the food and oral hygiene restrictions. Invisalign® aligners changed the way people can straighten their teeth, offering a discreet, comfortable alternative to braces. At Envision Dental, we are happy to offer our adult and teen patients Invisalign aligners to straighten their smiles at our dental clinic in Marietta, GA.
Many adults have issues with misaligned teeth, but wearing braces in your 20s, 30s and beyond may not sound appealing. Invisalign was originally designed with adults in mind, creating an orthodontic treatment that is very discreet and effective. The clear BPA-free plastic aligners fit comfortably over the teeth. The aligners are customized to address your specific malocclusions, applying gentle pressure to shift the teeth into place. You can take the aligners out to eat, brush or floss, as long as you keep your aligners in for about 22 hours a day. Every few weeks, you receive a new pair of aligners to bring you closer to your straightened smile.
To create Invisalign clear aligners, an accurate mold must be made from your teeth. At Envision Dental, we have invested in advanced imaging to perform 3D scans of your teeth. Our iTero scanner uses state-of-the-art technology to create a 3D digital image of your teeth. This digital mold is what we use to create your treatment plan and your aligners.
The iTero 3D imaging is non-invasive and much more comfortable for patients. Unlike the conventional dental molds that require patients to bite down on a tray full of putty, the iTero scanner is performed quickly with a small wand that takes images of your teeth, gums, bones and tissues. We will use the 3D images to begin your Invisalign treatment plan and to monitor your progress at your checkups. This imaging is also used in the Outcome Simulator, where we can show you what your smile could look like after your Invisalign treatment.
Adults are not the only ones who enjoy invisible or clear “braces” that are comfortable. Invisalign Teen is made for teenagers that want the convenience of removable clear aligners to enjoy the foods they love. Our dentists are certified to create an Invisalign Teen treatment program to realign the teeth and bite for a healthy, beautiful smile. Most Invisalign treatment plans are similar in length to braces, sometimes less.
If you have an adult or teen in your family that needs braces and you live in Kennesaw, East Cobb or Marietta, GA, come see us at Envision Dental. We offer Invisalign aligners for discreet and comfortable teeth straightening at our clinic in Marietta.