J.A. Duval , DDS
Orthodontist located in Warner Robins, GA & Albany, GA
If you want to straighten your teeth and improve your bite with an easy, comfortable, and quick treatment, then you want Invisalign®. Duval Orthodontics in Albany, and Warner Robins, Georgia, is a trusted provider of Invisalign and has helped improve many smiles with the revolutionary orthodontic system. To learn more, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking a visit online.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary solution for fixing teeth and jaws that are improperly aligned. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and gently shift them into proper alignment.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is best suited to correct minor to moderate dental misalignments in patients who have healthy teeth and gums. Some of the orthodontic issues that Invisalign can correct include:
- Open bite
- Gap teeth
- Crowded teeth
Invisalign is also a great treatment for generally straightening teeth that are slightly misaligned.
What’s the process for getting Invisalign?
Your journey with Invisalign begins with a consultation at Duval Orthodontics. Your orthodontist takes a digital impression of your smile and bite using an intraoral scanner. This impression is then sent off to a lab that maps out all of the necessary “steps” to get your teeth from their current alignment to their target alignment.
These “steps” are then turned into a series of customized aligners made of clear, BPA-free plastic. These aligners fit snugly over your smile and exert a small amount of pressure on your teeth that gradually shift your teeth into a better alignment.
You wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours every day, only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss. Treatment time varies depending on your current and target alignment, but most patients can expect to see their final results in about 12 to 18 months.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign’s modern system of clear plastic aligners offers a number of advantages over orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are:
- Less visually noticeable in your mouth
- A less invasive treatment method
- More comfortable to wear and won’t tear up the insides of your cheeks
- Removable, so you won’t have any food restrictions during treatment
- Required for a shorter period of time than traditional metal braces
It’s benefits like these that have led over six million people worldwide to choose Invisalign to improve their smiles and bites.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign or simply want to begin the process of designing your Invisalign aligners, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with Duval Orthodontics. Book your visit today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.