Is Invisalign the Best Option for Adults Who Need Braces?

invisalign-300x300As an adult, realizing that you may need braces isn’t a fun experience. After all, when you think of braces you probably think of metal brackets and wires, which aren’t exactly flattering on adults who work in professional settings.

In addition to the potential social stigma attached to adults who get braces, they just aren’t a very practical treatment option for adults. Who wants to show up to meetings and socialize with friends and family while wearing braces?

It’s not fun.

Fortunately, if you have mild to moderate teeth crowding issues and want a convenient, nearly invisible solution to reduce teeth crowding and close the gaps between your teeth, Invisalign may be the perfect answer for you.

Chattahoochee Family Orthodontics provides Invisalign treatment at our Cumming, Hamilton Mill, and Suwanee locations.


What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign treatment protocol is a series of clear aligners that an adult or teenage patient can receive to straighten their teeth gradually over a period of 12-18 months.

Unlike traditional metal braces that are not so pleasant to look at, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed when eating or for big events, such as weddings, reunions, etc.


How Does it Work?

invisalign-squareThe Invisalign treatment process is very simple and starts with a visit to our office to see Dr. Barnes. At Chattahoochee Family Orthodontics, we believe in matching every patient to the procedure that is right for them.

Before we start Invisalign, we want to conduct a thorough dental exam to ensure that Invisalign is the best treatment option for you. Invisalign typically works best for adults and teenagers who have mild to moderate teeth crowding issues, which will be determined during your initial consultation.

If we determine you are a good fit for Invisalign treatment, then we will start the process by taking impressions of your teeth and sending them to the Invisalign lab so they can make your first set of custom aligners, as well as additional aligners based on future projections and very precise calibrations.

At your first “fitting,” Dr. Barnes will ensure that your aligners fit appropriately and if so, you’ll continue to receive a new set of aligners every two weeks. We encourage you to visit us every 6-8 weeks for follow-up appointments to ensure that treatment is progressing as planned.

It typically takes 12-18 months and several sets of aligners for you to get the results you are looking for. In reality, a year or a little more is a very small price to pay for a lifetime of happy smiles and more self-confidence!


Will it Work for Me?

As much as we wish we could definitely tell you yes or no, it’s just not possible without a personal consultation to evaluate the current positioning of your teeth, as well as your overall dental health.

What we do promise is that, after your initial consultation, you’ll have all of the information you need to make an informed decision on whether or not Invisalign treatment is right for you.

How Do I Get Started?

smiling-woman-squareIf you’re an adult who wants to straighten your teeth using Invisalign, it’s important to find a provider who has experience with adult orthodontics, has experience with the Invisalign process, and knows how to provide the best treatment outcomes for patients.

At Chattahoochee Family Orthodontics, you’ll receive orthodontic care from a compassionate, caring orthodontist— Dr. Barnes (click here to learn more about Dr. Barnes).

In addition, you’ll also be receiving care from our experienced team of orthodontic professionals, which you can learn more about here.

If you are looking for an Invisalign provider in Cumming, Hamilton Mill, or Suwanee, GA, give our office a call today or click here to schedule your Invisalign consultation.