Don’t like the look and feel of conventional metal braces? Then clear aligners might be right for you!
Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for years; or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.
Marietta cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Mulkey offers convenient, discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment with clear aligners. We offer both Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles near you. After a dental exam, we will make the appropriate recommendation for your unique dental health needs and cosmetic goals.
Invisible aligners are discreet and can help you get the improvements for your teeth and smile without the inconveniences of metal braces.
Why Should You Straighten Your Teeth?
Dr. Kennedy will determine if you are a candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment and then create a personalized plan to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Straightening crooked teeth not only improves the aesthetics of your smile, but also helps to prevent additional dental problems that can result from crooked teeth. Crooked and misaligned teeth can make it difficult for patients to thoroughly brush and floss all surfaces. They can also raise the risk for tooth decay and eventual damage.
They can also be a contributing factor to an imbalanced bite. This can lead to TMJ and other complex dental problems over time.
Invisalign® in Marietta GA
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses changeable clear retainers that will gradually reposition your teeth according to your unique treatment plan created by Dr. Mulkey using CAD/CAM software.
The first step is to take digital impressions, which we use to design your custom aligners. The number of aligners and length of your treatment will depend on your desired result and the severity of your dental concerns.
You will typically change your custom aligners every couple of weeks, slowly revealing a straighter smile. The final aligner will serve as a retainer to wear daily, helping to keep your new smile looking good for the long run.
Six Month Smiles®
Dr. Mulkey offers a revolutionary orthodontic treatment called Six Month Smiles. This technique uses clear brackets to gradually improve the position of teeth for a straighter smile. Six Month Smiles is perfect for people with a range of mild to moderate alignment issues. Treatment generally takes six months.
Why Should You Straighten Your Teeth?
Dr. Mulkey will determine if you are a candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment after a comprehensive dental exam. No matter the issue, we will create a personalized plan to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Learn More About Clear Aligners
Six Month Smiles can provide the orthodontic solution you need for a straighter, healthier smile with discreet treatment. Clear aligners make it easier for patients to avoid the hassles of metal braces while enjoying the many benefits of straighter teeth. Build a more confident smile at Lost Mountain Dental.
For more information, or to request an appointment to see if this dental treatment is right for you, give us a call at (678) 212-1280 today.
Clear Aligners FAQs
Am I a good candidate for clear aligners?
Mostly anyone can qualify for clear aligners. Clear aligners are best for patients with mild to moderate misalignment issues. Your dentist will evaluate your malocclusion and recommend the appropriate treatment options.
Can clear braces and aligners damage my teeth?
No. Clear braces and aligners do not contain harmful chemicals, or dyes that stain or damage teeth. We create your clear aligners from safe materials that help gently guide your teeth into proper alignment.
Is Invisalign covered by dental insurance?
No. Dental Insurance does not cover Invisalign treatment. Most dental insurance providers consider this as an elective and cosmetic service. However, your dental insurance provider may cover the cost of traditional braces, at least in part.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Most patients complete Invisalign treatment within one year. Although, this heavily depends on the severity of your condition, adhering to instructions, and more.
How many days do you wear each set of aligners?
On average, patients wear each set of aligners every 1-2 weeks. This varies on your jaw’s response to treatment and the severity of your bite. Each new set of aligners will gradually shift your teeth into alignment.
Can I drink water with Invisalign in?
Patients can drink water with Invisalign, however this is the only liquid you may drink with your aligners in. It is important that you remove your aligners before drinking any other beverage.
What can you not do with clear aligners?
Patients with Invisalign or clean aligners should remove them before eating or drinking. It is important to keep your aligners clean. Patients should also be sure to clean brush their aligners at least once daily.