Yvonne E. Beckford, DDS, PC
Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Tucker, GA
Would you love a straighter smile, but don’t want a mouth full of metal? If so, Invisalign® might be a great fit for you and is among the services available from Yvonne Beckford, DDS, PC, serving the community of Tucker, Georgia, and the greater Atlanta area. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Yvonne Beckford today to learn more about what Invisalign can do for you. Booking takes just moments online or over the phone.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the world’s most popular alternative to traditional metal braces. It uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gently reposition your teeth.
The system also uses special digital scanning technology and proprietary software to create a customized treatment plan. You’ll see what kind of results you can expect during your first visit, and you’ll also get an idea of how long your treatment plan will last.
What kinds of issues can Invisalign correct?
Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment problems that traditional metal braces can address. Some examples of treatable cases include:
- Open bite
- Mix of baby and permanent teeth
- Gapped teeth
- General misalignment
Certain extreme cases may require a different approach, but most common orthodontic needs and goals can be met using the Invisalign system.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Most people choose Invisalign for the aesthetic benefits. Your trays are made of a crystal clear material that resists staining or clouding. They are virtually undetectable, even when you are face-to-face in work or social settings.
Invisalign also simplifies your dental hygiene routines. The brackets and wires used in traditional braces create hundreds of nooks and crannies where plaque, food particles, and bacteria can hide. With Invisalign, you simply pop out and rinse your aligners, brush and floss your teeth, then place your aligners back into position.
What happens during Invisalign treatment?
Once you and Dr. Beckford determine that Invisalign is the right path for you, the information gathered during your exam and digital scanning is sent to a lab. Technicians use those specifications to craft your initial series of aligners.
Once your aligners arrive, you’ll begin wearing them around the clock, removing them only to eat, drink, and perform your dental hygiene routines. The aligners fit snugly over the surface of your teeth, much like a mouth guard or retainer, only with a custom fit.
The aligners place gentle pressure on your teeth, moving them incrementally closer to your ideal smile. After a few weeks, you’ll change to the next set of trays, and you return to visit Dr. Beckford periodically to check on your treatment progress and make adjustments as needed.
Learn more about Invisalign during a personalized consultation, which can be booked online or over the phone. Dr. Beckford also offers ClearCorrect™, another tray-based orthodontic solution.