Do you suffer from misaligned teeth?
For patients suffering from crooked or misaligned teeth, Dr. Hedlund is happy to provide Invisalign as a cosmetic dentistry solution. Invisalign is a system of customized clear aligners that gradually apply pressure to your teeth and straighten them into your desired position. A discreet alternative to traditional braces, patients enjoy Invisalign because it allows them to undergo mild to moderate orthodontic care without the metallic look of wires and brackets. Dr. Hedlund is happy to provide a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. If so, she will get started right away in preparing your treatment plan so you can achieve a straighter smile as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment online today or call us at 678-228-8589 for more information.
Invisalign in Alpharetta, GA
Dr. Hedlund is a certified Invisalign provider in the Alpharetta, GA area. Our personalized Invisalign treatment can correct a variety of dental issues, including crowded teeth, over- and underbite, gap teeth, and open bite. Invisalign is also highly predictable, meaning you will be fully informed on your teeth straightening progress every step of the way. By taking impressions of your teeth, we create a digital blueprint of how each tooth will need to move throughout the Invisalign treatment. Here are some common questions we get regarding Invisalign:
Are Invisalign aligners removable?
Yes. Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Additionally, if there is a special occasion like a job interview or a wedding, you can remove your aligners. However, keep in mind that in order for the treatment to be fully effective, you have to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours out of the day.
Are there any food restrictions with Invisalign?
No. You can eat and drink anything you want to throughout Invisalign treatment as long as you remove the aligners before doing so. We recommend brushing your teeth before reapplying the aligners, especially after eating or drinking something that is known to stain your teeth. This is because if any staining is left on your teeth, it can transfer to your aligners and force them to lose their clear appearance. By keeping your teeth and aligners clean, you allow yourself to continue receiving discreet orthodontic care.
How often will I replace my aligners?
This largely depends on your personalized treatment plan. However, on average, Invisalign patients replace their aligners every two weeks. As your teeth continue to straighten into alignment, you will need to continue to replace your aligners and progress to the next stage of straightening as predetermined at the start of your treatment. Dr. Hedlund will help by mapping out this process in full detail at the start of your treatment.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Patients may experience some soreness as their teeth adjust to the straightening aligner. As the aligners are swapped out and more pressure is applied to your teeth, it is likely that the first few days will produce some minor discomfort. However, this is typically reportedly less discomfort than what comes with traditional braces or other orthodontic methods.