Unlike traditional braces or retainers, Invisalign is the modern approach commonly used to straighten teeth. These smooth, comfortable plastic trays are removable, see-through and specifically sized for your teeth. Find confidence in your smile with these answers to frequently asked questions about Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Upon visiting your dentist, each set of virtually invisible Invisalign aligners are custom made to fit your needs throughout the treatment process. With no metal brackets or wires to be tightened, until treatment is complete, each set of new aligners will be used every two weeks to shift tooth position.
How long is treatment?
In most cases, the average length of time needed to straighten teeth for adults is 12 months. For teens, the treatment process varies but can be determined by your doctor. Regular appointments with your dentist will ensure progression of your treatment.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Compared to other suggested teeth-strengthening procedures, Invisalign offers many benefits that include:
- Virtually invisible
- Fewer visits to the dentist
- Treats a wide array cases (overbite, underbite, crowding, spacing, crossbite)
How do I correctly care for my aligners?
To ensure optimum cleanliness of your aligners, regularly brush and rinse them in lukewarm water.
What happens after treatment?
Once treatment is complete, retainers will be worn at night for one year. This will help maintain the proper alignment while the teeth are first settling into their new position.
DR. Terry J. Lemons
Dr. Terry J. Lemons is founder and president of Lemons Dental. As one of Atlanta's premier cosmetic and general dentists, he has treated thousands of patients here in Atlanta, the Southeastern and Midwestern parts of the United States and from Europe.
Dr. Lemons graduated from Indiana University Dental School in 1989 and Emory University General Practice Residency in 1990. He has practiced in Johns Creek, Ga., since 1996. Spanning his 26-year career, he has encountered every form of cosmetic dentistry and enjoys developing end results that are in harmony with a patient's face and that enhance a natural appearance.
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