Comfortable, Convenient, and Concealed
Most individuals aren't genetically blessed with perfectly aligned smiles. However, there are several options for achieving the beautiful, straight teeth that you want. While braces are an excellent solution for correcting misaligned teeth or a misaligned bite, not everyone is thrilled by the idea of wearing obvious metal brackets and wires for a lengthy period of time. Fortunately, Invisalign®, offered to Decatur, Huntsville, and Madison, Alabama patients of Drs. Forrest Bryant, G. Patterson Shedd, Kyle Donaghey, Jake R. Noel, and B. Barry Gravitt, is an outstanding alternative.
Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of customized trays that are worn in succession of each other to gradually shift the teeth into their correct position. The trays are clear and virtually undetectable to others when worn. Additionally, they are comfortable and convenient. To learn more about Invisalign®, or to schedule a consultation, contact our Decatur, Huntsville, or Madison dental practice today.
The first step in the process is the most important. One of our talented and caring cosmetic dentists will meet with you for a consultation, during which he will gain an in-depth understanding of your aesthetic desires. Additionally, he will conduct a thorough evaluation of your smile, take X-rays, impressions, and digital images, and then map out a treatment plan for achieving your goals. Next, the following steps take place:
The best way to learn whether you are a candidate for Invisalign® is to meet with a qualified cosmetic dentist like Drs. Bryant, Shedd, Donaghey, Noel, and Gravitt. Ideal candidates for Invisalign® treatment include individuals who need to correct:
Many Invisalign® patients had braces at one point in time, however require additional corrective treatment. Additionally, good candidates should:
The benefits of Invisalign include:
There are no serious risks associated with Invisalign® treatment, especially with our talented cosmetic dentists. Some patients may have a bad reaction to the material used for the trays; however, this is an extremely rare occurrence and can be avoided by disclosing your medical history during your consultation.
Patients are urged to not smoke during treatment, as smoking can cause the trays to become stained. Additionally, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing, so the teeth remain healthy and strong. Patients must wear a retainer once treatment is complete, so the teeth remain in their new position. Patients may experience some minor discomfort when a new tray is worn, as the teeth move. However, symptoms are temporary and can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication.
Invisalign® has revolutionized the way patients receive treatment for misaligned smiles. Now you can enjoy convenience and comfort while on your journey toward a beautiful and healthy smile. To learn more about Invisalign®, or to schedule a consultation, contact our Decatur, Huntsville, or Madison office today.