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 make it possible for you to receive orthodontic treatment that will improve your oral health and enhance your smile without the inconveniences and hassles associated with 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, raising 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 are used to design your custom aligners. The number of aligners necessary, and the corresponding length of your treatment, will be dependent on your desired result and the severity of your dental concerns.
Your custom aligners will typically be changed every couple of weeks, slowly revealing a straighter smile. The final aligner will serve as a retainer to be worn 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 best suited for adult patients with mild to moderate alignment problems. 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 those patients who need them to avoid the embarrassment associated with 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 used 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. Your clear aligners are made 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. It is considered an elective and cosmetic service. The cost of traditional braces may be covered by your dental insurance, 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.