In the past if you wanted to have straight teeth, you needed to go through the process of having your teeth banded and bracketed so you could wear traditional wire-braces. Improvements in technology, however, have allowed us, in many cases, to move teeth without the need for braces.
The concept behind Invisalign is straightforward – we first determine with you where we want your teeth to be when we are done with your treatment. And in order to reach this goal, you wear a consecutive series of aligners that each serve to carefully move your teeth into the proper position. The only thing you have to ‘wear’ is the small, esthetic, temporary bondings we add to your teeth in order to hold the aligners in place.
Treatment time with Invisalign can vary, but generally speaking, treatment is completed faster with Invisalign vs. treatment with traditional braces. Please recognize, however, that the duration of your Invisalign treatment is ultimately dependent upon your specific treatment needs; moving more teeth with more complex movements will naturally take longer than moving fewer teeth with simple movements.
Invisalign is designed for correcting minor teeth rotations, shifts, spacing problems and crowding. And while there are many, many use cases for it, we can’t use Invisalign in cases where significant and complete movement of all the teeth is indicated.
One of the best features of using Invisalign is that the aligners are clear, so that people won’t know that you are in orthodontic treatment, and when you smile for a picture, you won’t see metal braces!
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I love the compassion and quality of care you guys give. However the last visit I had my regular cleaning and went to check out only to find out that there was a additional charge. I Fully expected to pay for the Nitrous but the additional charge I was never told of prior to check out..thanks
I absolutely love this dental practice, and I have had a phobic fear of dental procedures my entire life!, ( terrible experience as a child). The waiting lobby is inviting, spacious, very clean, calming and well appointed, as are all of the treatment rooms. Also, EVERY member of the staff is extremely personable, knowledgeable, and thorough, they know their stuff! Lastly, Dr. Washington is a wonderfully competent and confident dentist. He has an excellent chair-side manner. He thoroughly explains each procedure. And, he is also has a gentle touch,and is very respectful of my mouth. In short, I highly recommend Lake Lanier Smiles!
People are always nice and professional. Dr Washington is very competent and helpful.
The staff is very professional. The hygienist is great, I did not feel like my teeth were being pulled while being cleaned like i have with previous dental offices. Dr Washington was great as well, very professional and caring. I highly recommend this Practice to anyone. I had a bad experience with another Dental office where the Dentist drilled through my tooth into my gum and nerves. I do not have that fear coming to this office and will be returning there to have some more work done very soon! Thank You for helping me overcome my fear of the chair Lake Lanier Smiles.