Invisalign® Can Help You Achieve a Straight, Healthy Smile without Metal Braces
Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can have a huge impact on your appearance, self-esteem, and oral health. As part of his full spectrum of cosmetic dentistry offerings, Dr. Al Norton is a preferred Invisalign® provider. Invisalign® is a comfortable, discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. This orthodontic system gently moves your teeth into alignment using a custom series of clear aligners that patients can remove when eating and cleaning their teeth. Meanwhile, no one will notice you are wearing them. To learn more about Invisalign®, contact our Duluth, GA, office today and schedule a free consultation.
Before receiving Invisalign® treatment, you will undergo a thorough consultation with Dr. Norton. He will evaluate to see if you are a suitable candidate for treatment. He will also estimate the length of time it will take and you will know the cost up front. If you decide to proceed, a set of very accurate impressions will be made of your teeth and some intra and extra-oral pictures will be taken. A prescription will be filled out to explain to Invisalign® how he wants your treatment to be accomplished. A computer at Invisalign® will then generate a set of thin plastic trays that you will wear as treatment progresses.
Every two weeks, you will begin a new set of Invisalign® trays. Each time you switch to a new set of aligners, as they are called, your teeth will be one step closer to proper alignment. Invisalign® treatment usually takes less than a year, although the severity of each patient's misalignment will determine the final timeline.
In addition to traditional Invisalign®, Dr. Norton also provides Invisalign Teen®. This orthodontic system is specially designed for teenage patients. It includes replacement aligners at no additional charge in case some are lost over the course of treatment. There are also built-in indicators that can let parents and Dr. Norton know if the mouthpieces are not being worn for the required 22 hours per day. Invisalign Teen® is preferable for many teens because they feel more confident wearing their discreet aligners than they would with traditional metal brackets and wires.
"I felt like they really cared about me and I wasn't just another number to be hurried and been seen to get me out the door."
Dr. Norton uses Invisalign® to treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Overly spaced teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
Invisalign® can treat almost all of the same issues as traditional metal braces. They also cost about the same as traditional braces. Dr. Norton will evaluate your smile to determine if Invisalign® is right for you.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign® offers many benefits over traditional benefits, including:
- Clear trays are virtually unnoticeable to others.
- The smooth, BPA-free plastic does not irritate your gums like traditional brackets and wires.
- Gradual, gentle tooth movement.
- The removable trays mean that brushing and flossing are as easy as ever.
- No food restrictions. Because Invisalign® is removable, you can continue to enjoy all the sticky, tough foods you love.
Many patients choose to undergo teeth whitening after Invisalign® treatment. Combining these treatments can create an even more dramatic final result.
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If you would like to learn more about Invisalign® or our other cosmetic dentistry options, schedule your appointment with Dr. Norton today for your free Invisalign® consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve an unforgettable smile!