Invisalign® in Atlanta, GA
If the idea of getting straighter teeth without the look and feel of braces makes you smile, then it’s time to think about Invisalign®. Advanced Invisalign® technology uses clear, removable trays rather than traditional brackets and bands. If you are a resident of Atlanta, visit preferred Invisalign® providers Dr. Ruchir Patel and Dr. Kal Thakkar at iClear Orthodontics, conveniently located in Alpharetta, Roswell, and Kennesaw, to determine whether this popular orthodontic treatment is ideal for you.
What Are Invisalign® Clear Braces?
Innovative Invisalign® technology was designed in the 90s and introduced in 2000 to straighten your teeth with a series of aligner trays that gently shift your teeth into place over time. Because the aligners are clear like teeth whitening trays, people often cannot tell that you are straightening your teeth while you are getting treatment. The aligners are also removable, making it easier to brush and floss than with traditional braces.
Invisalign® was designed to be more comfortable than braces. No wires need to be tightened, and the process of moving your teeth is more gradual.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign® technology, also known as clear braces or clear aligners, for yourself or a family member, visit:
What Can I Expect During My Invisalign® Treatment?
On your first visit to iClear Orthodontics, Dr. Ruchir Patel or Dr. Kal Thakkar will take photographs, X-rays and digital 3D impressions of your teeth. Custom-made clear aligners will then be made for you based on your orthodontist’s specifications. You will wear your aligners all day and night, for at least 22 hours a day. The aligners will only be removed for eating and cleaning. Approximately every two weeks, a new set of clear aligners will be used, and you will have follow-up appointments every six weeks. The process will continue until your treatment is complete. Treatment time varies based on each individual’s case, however, the average patient uses Invisalign® for approximately 13 months.
Why do Patients in Atlanta Prefer Invisalign®?
Invisalign® has quickly become a popular and favorite form of orthodontic treatment. Patients who have had treatment with Invisalign® clear braces have enjoyed:
- Getting straight teeth and a confident smile without the appearance of braces
- Removing the clear aligners to brush and floss
- Eating popcorn, apples, carrots and other typically forbidden foods
- Making fewer orthodontic appointments and visits
- Feeling comfortable with a smooth aligner surface that does not cause irritation
How Does Invisalign® Technology Work?
Like traditional braces, Invisalign® trays exert pressure on misplaced teeth to move them into the desired position over time. Rather than having brackets and wires that are adjusted periodically during orthodontist visits, Invisalign® users have a sequence of custom aligners that guide their teeth into the proper position. Dr. Patel and Dr. Thakkar methodically design each set of clear aligners using precise 3D-digital impressions to direct every required movement. Each aligner set is replaced approximately every two weeks. Similarly to when braces wearers have adjustments made, Invisalign® wearers feel pressure on their teeth when they put in a new set of aligners. The pressure typically disappears within a few days.
What Can Invisalign® Clear Braces Correct?
Invisalign® technology works best for older teenagers and adults to correct slight to moderate tooth displacement, also known as malocclusion. If your orthodontic needs are minimal, Invisalign® clear braces can:
- Close gaps in your teeth
- Space out crowded teeth
- Line-up crooked teeth
Of course, it is always best to consult with preferred Invisalign® providers Dr. Ruchir Patel and Dr. Kal Thakkar to determine whether you or a family member would be a good candidate.
Are Invisalign® Clear Aligners Easy to Maintain?
Invisalign® trays, made out of a durable thermoplastic material, are easy to clean. When removing the trays to eat, rinse them with water prior to putting them in your case. You can brush the aligners with toothpaste or simply soak the aligners in denture cleaner or Invisalign® crystals for 15 minutes to clean.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of Invisalign® is comparable to that of traditional wire braces. Like wire braces, the cost of Invisalign® varies based on the extent of the malocclusion, number of aligner trays required, the length of treatment, any add-on devices required and more.
Dental insurance sometimes covers a portion or the full cost of Invisalign®, so it is important to check your policy’s coverage. If you have Flexible Spending Account dollars available through your employer, your pre-tax dollars can be applied to the cost of Invisalign® treatment.
To give all patients access to quality orthodontic treatment, iClear Orthodontics offers many payment plans to help make Invisalign® treatment more affordable. iClear Orthodontics offers interest-free in-house financing which divides the total cost of treatment into reasonable monthly payments for the duration of your treatment.
Options also exist to extend payments beyond your treatment period. In addition to traditional credit cards, iClear Orthodontics accepts CareCredit® cards that extend financing up to 60 months with a reduced APR and fixed monthly payments. Customizable OrthoFi is available to design a flexible payment plan. With OrthoFi, you are able to select the down payment and ongoing monthly payment amounts.
What Should I Expect During My Invisalign® Consultation?
During your Invisalign® consultation at iClear Orthodontics, Dr. Patel and Dr. Thakkar will take photos, review your medical history and do a full orthodontic exam noting the position of your teeth, bite and jaw. The orthodontists will create a treatment plan including recommendations, estimated treatment time and treatment cost. Dr. Patel and Dr. Thakkar are renowned for making both adults and children feel at ease. You will leave the office with everything you need to make an educated decision about your orthodontic treatment.
Why Choose iClear Orthodontics for Invisalign® Treatment in Atlanta?
Dr. Patel and Dr. Thakkar are preferred Invisalign® providers, which means that they have distinguished themselves through their experience and dedication by producing excellent results. Equipped with the latest iTero® Element™ and 3M™ True Definition imaging technology, iClear Orthodontics takes pride in giving patients in the Greater Atlanta area confident smiles in an atmosphere that is comfortable, family-friendly and technologically advanced.
If you live in the Greater Atlanta area and would like a free Invisalign® consultation, contact an iClear Orthodontics office located in Alpharetta, Roswell or Kennesaw to schedule an appointment Monday through Saturday.