Invisalign

Alpharetta Invisalign Treatment

h-clearAligners1.jpgAt Malone Orthodontics, we specialize in a variety of orthodontic treatments to suit all of our patients’ needs. Our skilled orthodontist, Dr. Malone, and the rest of our team, are committed to helping you achieve the perfect smile through the use of treatments such as Invisalign. Using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth without the use of wires and brackets, making it virtually invisible so that no one will know that you’re straightening your teeth.

How Invisalign Works

The Invisalign system uses advanced computer technology to design custom aligners to move your teeth in small steps to the desired position. Each aligner is worn for two weeks, as prescribed by Dr. Malone. Invisalign can effectively treat a variety of common orthodontic issues, including:

  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overly crowded teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

Schedule An Appointment With Your Alpharetta Orthodontist

In addition to providing you with a beautiful smile, straighter teeth can benefit your overall oral health. If you have any questions regarding our orthodontic treatment options, feel free to give us a call at (770) 619-1776 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help. To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Malone. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Q. How often must I wear my aligners?

invisalign_faqA. You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.

Q. Are there any restrictions to what I can eat while in treatment?

A. No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.

Q. Will wearing the aligners affect my speech?

A. Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the quicker you will adjust.

Q. Is there any discomfort with Invisalign® treatment?

A. There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.

Q. Can I chew gum?

A. It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick to the aligners.

Q. Can I smoke with the aligners in?

A. We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.

Q. How do I keep my aligners clean?

A. Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.

Q. How often do I see an orthodontist while wearing Invisalign®?

A. Regular office visits are every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.

Q. What happens after my treatment is complete? Do I need retainers?

A. All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.

Q. How long does Invisalign treatment take?

A. Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.

Q. Does Invisalign work for kids?

A. Yes, if their teeth, including second molars, have grown in completely.