Are you embarrassed to smile because someone might see your crooked teeth? If you are, you can relax because our dentists can relieve your embarrassment by straightening your teeth misalignments with Invisalign®.
If you didn’t consider straightening your teeth before because you didn’t want to wear metal or ceramic braces, then you no longer need to worry. Invisalign® is clear, flexible, plastic aligners that can help straighten your teeth.
After examining your teeth, our dentists at Smiles 2 You Dental Center will take images of your teeth to send to the dental laboratory that makes the aligners. The aligners are custom teeth trays that you wear for 20 to 22 of the 24 hours each day.
They come in a set with enough aligners for two weeks. Each aligner is a little tighter than its predecessor because each one moves your teeth about 1/10 millimeter. Before you run out of the aligners in the set that you’re wearing, you will visit our dentists near you in Tucker, GA.
They will examine and measure your teeth to ensure they moved into position. If they have, then you can go onto the next set. However, if they didn’t move enough, then you will repeat that set. There are no additional charges for repeating sets of aligners.
Since each patients’ teeth are different, there is no set answer for this question. However, some people only need to wear the aligners for a few months if they have minor alignment issues, while some may wear them for more than a year for more moderate problems. People who have severe misalignment issues will still need to wear metal or ceramic braces.
After wearing the Invisalign® aligners to correct your teeth, you will then need to wear a retainer for about a year to make sure your teeth stay in position. Our dentists at Smiles 2 You Dental Center in Tucker, GA will examine your teeth to make sure they stay in their correct positions and that you have a beautiful new smile.