Individuals with straight teeth tend to have overall better oral health and a more beautiful smile. However, an improper bite and crooked teeth may lead to future dental issues that can be painful and expensive to fix. This is why our practitioners are pleased to provide Invisalign — clear, removable aligners for patients in Buford, GA. Custom made to fit your teeth and your unique goals, Invisalign is more attractive than traditional metal braces because they can be taken out to make eating and cleaning your teeth easier. If you're interested in having healthier teeth with the Invisalign system, make an appointment at Buford Family Dentistry to get more information.
There are several factors that affect the alignment of your teeth: whether or not you sucked your thumb as a child, genetics, or if you've experienced physical trauma to your face. Dental misalignment may cause more oral health concerns, such as a bad bite (dental malocclusion), uneven wear on the enamel, difficulty chewing and speaking, plus jaw pain and toothaches. If we see one of these issues in your annual examination, we can suggest an orthodontic procedure like Invisalign.
The Invisalign system is wonderful for both teens and adults who would like straighter, healthier teeth minus the hassle and pain of braces. Even though the aligners should be in the majority of the day, Invisalign trays may be removed when eating or cleaning your teeth, or for special occasions and physical activities. Much less obvious than traditional metal orthodontics that poke and cut your cheeks, your friends and family will typically not see your Invisalign aligners.
What To Expect
Invisalign aligners will be made by taking impressions of your teeth at Buford Family Dentistry. When they are ready, you will come back to receive your trays with instructions from one of our practitioners. You need to keep your aligners in for at least 20 hours every day for your treatment to work, ideally taking them out only for cleaning and eating. In time, you will upgrade to your next set of trays as they carefully shift your teeth closer to alignment. You should have follow-ups about every 4 – 6 weeks at Buford Family Dentistry to have your aligning trays assessed and to get new impressions done so your next trays can be ordered. How long you need to use Invisalign trays will differ considering the initial condition of your teeth and your goals; however, many patients need to wear trays for around a year.
When your bite is aligned, it is crucial to stop your teeth from shifting into their original position. Vivera retainers by Invisalign are made using the same materials to keep your teeth in their new position once your Invisalign treatment is completed. Every retainer is made custom at the Invisalign dental lab based on impressions taken after your orthodontic treatment has been completed. Buford Family Dentistry will discuss with you how many hours a day you should wear your retainer, plus how to clean it after it is sent from the laboratory. Our staff will keep watching the alignment of your teeth and bite during your annual examinations to make sure your teeth stay in their new place.
Many of our patients find that part of their treatment cost is paid by insurance. Our office can determine your coverage and figure out your out-of-pocket fees. Buford Family Dentistry offers several methods of payment if you are not using insurance. During your consultation, we will discuss an estimate of costs and how our office can help to make your Invisalign treatment affordable for you with payment plans and medical financing.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
If you or someone in your family is curious about getting healthier, straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional orthodontics, make an appointment to decide if you are a candidate for Invisalign advanced teeth straightening system. We will create your unique treatment plan with Invisalign at your consultation at Buford Family Dentistry and help you begin the journey to a beautiful smile.