Suwanee: (770) 614-3232





Suwanee, GA Dentist
Dentistry 4 You
1039 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 614-3232



By Dentistry4You
July 08, 2015
Tags: invisalign  

Pain, inconvenience, and conspicuous fixtures with orthodontics are a thing of the past thanks to Invisalign.

If your teeth are in need of straightening, you might be hesitant to talk to your Suwanee, Georgia dentist about braces. You probably Invisalignaren't looking forward to the idea of having a "metal mouth." Maybe you went through years of having braces as a teen and don't want to repeat that lengthy and painful process.

But great strides have been made in the field of orthodontics, which means you now have the option of Invisalign. You can have a straight and beautiful smile in less time without uncomfortable fixtures on display. Drs. Uday and Shetal Parikh are proud to offer this revolutionary treatment to their patients at Dentistry 4 You in Suwanee, Georgia.

Advanced technology from start to finish

Your Suwanee dentists start by taking digital impressions of your teeth with a 3D imaging system. These impressions are used to create a series of Invisalign aligners, which look similar to dental whitening trays. They are made from thin, flexible plastic; they are transparent and hardly noticeable to other people. They work by placing subtle pressure on your teeth, which gradually moves them to where they should be.

Each aligner is worn for a couple weeks, at which time you switch it out for the next one in the series. The average treatment time for patients is approximately one year, or between nine and fifteen months depending on your situation. 

Invisalign's advantages

While traditional bracket-and-wire braces are effective, they are conspicuous and can be uncomfortable. Invisalign, however, lives up to its name - the clear aligners are made to fit against your teeth so that they aren't easily noticed. Their snug design makes them highly effective as well. With Invisalign, you don't have to give up foods like popcorn, sandwiches and apples, because the trays are meant to be removed while eating. Brushing and flossing your teeth are also much easier. 

However, Invisalign isn't for everyone. Those with severe crowding or gaps may be better suited for traditional braces. Invisalign's success is also dependent on your participation. Your Suwanee dentists advise their patients to wear the aligners as much as possible, including during sleep. Children and young teens may not be able to keep up with this regimen, and the aligners are then at risk for being lost or misplaced while removed from the mouth.

96% of people who have completed the Invisalign treatment are satisfied with the results, making it a great choice for adults and older teens. Contact the dental team at Dentistry 4 You in Suwanee, Georgia to learn more about straightening your smile easily and comfortably.