Invisalign Clear Braces

If you missed out on getting braces as a child, it’s not too late to straighten your teeth. Designed for adults, Invisalign clear braces help those who never had orthodontic treatment or who did and whose teeth have since relapsed.

At The Whole Tooth in Dunwoody, Dr. Ashley Starnes helps adults of all ages get the straight smile they have always wanted with Invisalign. If your teeth are crooked, crowded, or have large gaps between them, we recommend clear aligners to straighten them comfortably and conveniently.

The Benefits of a Straight Smile with Invisalign

From an aesthetic perspective, crooked or poorly positioned teeth detract from your confident smile. From an oral health perspective, there are several reasons why straight teeth are healthier teeth:

  • Easier to brush and floss, helping you avoid cavities and gum disease
  • Reduces your risk for dental injuries associated with protruding teeth
  • Distributes chewing forces evenly to prevent excessive wear and teeth grinding
  • Prevents excessive tooth wear and TMJ pain due to overworking.

Invisalign treatment straightens crooked teeth and also corrects malocclusions (bite problems), including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

Dr. Starnes would be happy to explain all the benefits of Invisalign and how they apply to your specific situation. If you’re ready to learn more, call our Dunwoody dental office to schedule an appointment.

The Convenience of Invisalign

From a lifestyle perspective, Invisalign is the perfect choice for our busy adults who don't want to deal with the demands of metal braces. Invisalign patients at The Whole Tooth never need to be seen to fix broken brackets or wires, and they spend less time at our dental office in general.

With Invisalign clear braces, you can get the straight smile you want without a lot of interruptions to your busy schedule.

How Invisalign Treatment Works

When planning your treatment, our dentist starts with a 3-D digital scan of your mouth that renders a computerized simulation of how your teeth will move through each phase of treatment. Invisalign creates a series of custom-molded plastic aligners based on our treatment plan. 

As you wear each set for 2-3 weeks, the aligners place steady, gentle force on your teeth to guide your teeth into their ideal position. Every time you switch your aligners for the next set, you get closer and closer to your straight smile.  

Throughout treatment with Invisalign, you have the freedom to remove your aligners for short periods for meals and to brush and floss. Just remember that your goal is to wear your aligners for 22 hours a day. Sticking to this schedule conscientiously can shorten your treatment times and have you enjoying your straight smile sooner.

Ready to Get Started with Invisalign?

Whether you’re interested in the oral health benefits of Invisalign or the gorgeous smile you’ll enjoy when the treatment’s finished, we would love to help you. Call our Dunwoody, GA dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Starnes to get started!