What Is Adult Invisalign®?
Adult Invisalign® is a cosmetic dental procedure to straighten the teeth. This orthodontic method uses a series of clear plastic trays, or aligners, to straighten crooked teeth over time. The Invisalign® method is a modern alternative to traditional braces.
Many adults are unhappy with the look of their smiles because of crooked, gapped, or overlapping teeth. When orthodontic treatment wasn’t an option during younger years, adults can feel hopeless because they do not want the “metal mouth” look associated with braces in a professional or romantic setting. Invisalign® offers a viable solution to adults with crooked teeth and who want a virtually invisible solution.
Am I Strong Candidate for Adult Invisalign®?
If you are an adult and have been looking for an alternative to braces for straighter teeth, Invisalign® is right for you. However, Invisalign® was not created to treat moderate to severe orthodontic issues. In those cases, braces are recommended. Invisalign® is best for adults with mild cases of one or more of the following:
- Crooked teeth
- Asymmetric teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Bite problems (overbite, underbite, crossbite)
- Protruding or “buck” teeth
How Does Adult Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® works by making custom trays, or aligners, from thermoplastic materials. These trays are shaped like your teeth, but with some minor exceptions to encourage some movement in the teeth. These exceptions apply minor pressure to your current teeth and cause them to shift over time. As your teeth shift, we will provide new aligners to continue the progress until your teeth are straighter, more symmetrical and more beautiful!
What Do I Need to Know About Adult Invisalign®?
It’s normal to have questions about orthodontic treatment. We’re here to answer questions and help you feel comfortable when making the decision to go forward with adult Invisalign® to get the smile you so deserve. To learn more about this effective treatment, we encourage you to check out our other Invisalign® pages:
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
The cost of adult Invisalign® will vary depending on the length of time treatment is needed, the position of your current teeth, and the number of aligners necessary for proper treatment. The best way to get an accurate assessment of your direct cost is to schedule a completely complimentary consultation. It is our mission to provide you with affordable care you can trust, at a price point significantly lower than our competitors.
As with all orthodontic procedures, we offer low monthly financing options and a variety of accepted payment methods. For more information on our mission to provide affordable care, visit our financing page.
If you live anywhere in the Greater Atlanta area and want to straighten your teeth but are self-conscious about wearing metal brackets as an adult, contact the Georgia School of Orthodontics to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss Invisalign® treatment.