Invisalign Treatment

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At Davis Family Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign® treatment as a discreet alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign® offers an excellent, nearly invisible solution for those looking to straighten their teeth without the noticeable look of traditional braces. Davis Family Orthodontics, located in Lawrenceville, Loganville, Morrow, and Stone Mountain, Georgia, specializes in providing this advanced orthodontic treatment. Our team of dedicated doctors ensures each patient receives the personalized care they deserve, setting them on the path to a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Recognizing the Need for Invisalign®

Invisalign is a versatile orthodontic treatment option capable of addressing various dental conditions. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, you might be a good candidate for this innovative treatment:

  • Crowded Teeth: If your mouth appears overly filled, or your teeth overlap, twist, or jut in different directions, you may be dealing with overcrowded teeth. This issue can create hard-to-clean areas in the mouth, escalating the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign can systematically shift your teeth into proper alignment, relieving crowding and improving oral health.
  • Noticeable Gaps: Gaps between teeth, often caused by abnormal jaw growth or missing teeth, can lead to periodontal pockets and increased gum disease risk. Invisalign’s controlled force can effectively close these gaps, offering a health and aesthetic solution.
  • Overbite: An overbite occurs when the upper teeth overlap the lower ones. This condition can contribute to improper function of the front teeth and jaw pain. Invisalign treatment can correct an overbite by moving the teeth into an ideal position, reducing the overlap and related issues.
  • Underbite: An underbite, characterized by lower teeth that extend past the upper ones, often results from disproportionate jaw development. This can lead to uneven tooth wear and difficulties in biting and chewing. Invisalign can aid in correcting underbites, and improving oral functionality.
  • Crossbite: A crossbite involves some of the upper teeth resting inside the lower teeth, which can result in tooth wear, gum disease, and bone loss. Invisalign’s clear aligners can gradually move the misaligned teeth, correcting crossbites effectively.
  • Difficulty or Discomfort While Biting or Chewing: If you’re experiencing discomfort, strain, or inefficiency when biting or chewing food, it could indicate a misalignment issue. Invisalign aligners can gradually shift your teeth to rectify such alignment problems, improving your eating ability.
  • Irregular Loss of Baby Teeth in Children: When baby teeth are lost too early or late, it can affect the alignment of emerging permanent teeth. Invisalign offers an effective solution for orthodontic issues, guiding teeth into their correct position and paving the way for a healthy, straight smile.

Remember, while these conditions may indicate a potential need for Invisalign treatment, only a thorough consultation with our doctors at Davis Family Orthodontics can conclusively determine the best orthodontic solution for your unique needs.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign® Treatment?

Invisalign® treatment is considered one of the world’s most advanced clear aligners. As certified Invisalign® Treatment providers, we can offer you a convenient way to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Here’s why we recommend Invisalign® treatment for you:

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  • Comfort: Invisalign® aligners are made with smooth plastic from SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features, which makes them comfortable to wear.
  • Discreet: Because of the clear, smooth plastic, Invisalign® aligners are almost invisible to others.
  • Removable: Invisalign® aligners are removable, meaning you can drink, eat, brush, and floss your teeth, making them ideal for those who have difficulties with braces or don’t want braces.
  • Predictable: Invisalign® aligners can treat a wide variety of conditions, and with your custom treatment plan, you can see your progress through each stage for how your teeth will move and see your new smile form. Because they are made with SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features, they are clinically proven to improve the control of tooth movement.
  • Faster: You can achieve the smile you want faster through weekly aligners. Depending on your response to the treatment, longer periods may be needed to help improve results.

Why Invisalign® is Needed

Orthodontic concerns aren’t solely about aesthetics. Left untreated, they can substantially impact oral health, leading to chewing difficulties, increased tooth decay risk, and even speech impediments. Choosing Invisalign® as a treatment option means investing in a solution that improves oral health and your smile.

Invisalign® aligners, made of clear BPA-free plastic, are virtually invisible, allowing for discreet treatment. Adults and teens want to improve their smiles without the aesthetic impact of traditional braces. We recognize that every smile is unique. Our doctors advocate for Invisalign as a customizable, reliable, and less intrusive solution to various orthodontic issues.

What To Expect During Our Invisalign® Treatment Process:

When visiting Davis Family Orthodontics, here’s what you can expect from your treatment:

  • Consultation: During your consultation, our orthodontist will evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign® treatment is right for you.
  • 3D scan: If you are a candidate for Invisalign® treatment, we will take a 3D scan of your mouth to create a custom treatment plan.
  • Aligner fabrication: Based on the 3D scan, a series of custom-made aligners will be fabricated specifically for your teeth.
  • Wearing the aligners: It’s important to wear these aligners for about two weeks before moving forward to the next set in the series.
  • Monitoring progress: Our orthodontist will monitor your progress throughout treatment to ensure your teeth move as planned.
  • Finishing treatment: Once complete, we will provide you with a Vivera retainer to maintain your new smile.

Prevention Strategies

While Invisalign® can correct various orthodontic issues, early detection of potential problems is crucial. Regular dental check-ups can help identify orthodontic concerns in their initial stages. Good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and regular cleaning, can prevent orthodontic issues.

Maintaining a balanced diet and limiting the consumption of sugary foods and drinks is advisable. For Invisalign users, removing aligners before meals and ensuring proper cleaning before reinsertion can prevent potential damage and ensure effective treatment.

The Long-Term Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign® is not just a quick fix; it’s a long-term investment in oral health and confidence. Each Invisalign treatment plan is customized to the patient’s specific needs, typically for 12 to 18 months. The benefits extend beyond the treatment period. Invisalign® provides a virtually invisible method to achieve straighter teeth, contributing to a more appealing smile. The improvement in appearance often leads to a significant boost in self-esteem.

Beyond the aesthetic enhancements, Invisalign also improves oral health. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. They also facilitate better bite function, minimizing potential complications like jaw pain or difficulty chewing. Once treatment concludes, maintaining the newly transformed smile becomes an important aspect of your oral care routine. Regular dental hygiene practices including brushing, flossing, dental cleanings, and periodic follow-ups, will help ensure your smile stays beautiful and healthy for a lifetime. These lasting benefits highlight why Invisalign® is a valuable investment in your future, offering more than just temporary changes but lifelong improvements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does Invisalign® treatment typically last?

A: The duration of Invisalign® treatment varies based on individual needs, but it generally spans between 12 to 18 months.

Q: Can I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign® aligners?

A: No, removing your Invisalign aligners is recommended before eating or drinking anything other than water. This prevents damage to the aligners and ensures optimal treatment effectiveness.

Q: How often do I need to wear my Invisalign® aligners?

A: For the best results, it’s recommended to wear your Invisalign® aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

Begin Your Smile Transformation Journey with Davis Family Orthodontics

At Davis Family Orthodontics, we’re more than just a clinic. We are a community passionate about creating beautiful, healthy smiles. If you’re considering Invisalign®, our team of experienced doctors is here to guide you through each step, providing personalized care tailored to your unique needs.

Our approach to orthodontic care includes:

  • Expert Consultation: We provide comprehensive consultation services to ensure that Invisalign is the best solution for your orthodontic needs.
  • Personalized Care: Each patient is unique, and we take the time to develop individualized treatment plans that align with your specific goals.
  • Convenient Appointments: Our clinics in Lawrenceville, Loganville, Morrow, and Stone Mountain, Georgia, offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your busy lifestyle.
  • Post-Treatment Support: We don’t just stop at successful treatment. Our team provides the necessary support and guidance to maintain your newly transformed smile.

To learn more about Invisalign® or to schedule a consultation, call us at one of our four convenient locations in Lawrenceville, Loganville, Morrow, and Stone Mountain. Your journey towards a confident, stunning smile could be just one call away. Trust Davis Family Orthodontics with your smile transformation journey, and join our family of satisfied patients. Remember, a radiant smile isn’t just about beauty; it reflects your health and happiness. We’re here to make your smile shine its brightest.

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