Invisalign

Invisalign in Decatur, GA | Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding

Crooked teeth and wide spaces can detract from a gorgeous, confident smile.

To get the smile they dreamed about, patients historically had to suffer through years of metal wires, irritating brackets, and colorful rubber bands that were as difficult to clean as they were to wear. While traditional braces are an effective way to achieve a straight, authentic smile, it is not the only method anymore. Now, patients can achieve their dream smile with Invisalign® treatments in Decatur, GA. 

Our clear, customizable, and removable retainers are designed to gradually move the teeth to the desired position while being monitored by licensed dental professional Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding. Every month or so, you’ll be fitted with a new retainer that will shift crooked teeth and close gaps. Additionally, the retainers are easily removable, allowing you to eat and drink easily instead of worrying about food getting stuck in the brackets.

Signature Smiles Studio is led by the knowledgeable, kind, and empathetic care of Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding. If you want to transform your smile, we offer personalized treatment plans that begin with a consultation where we take the time to get to know you and your personal goals. We prioritize the health of your smile as highly as we prioritize the aesthetics by educating our patients on how to clean their retainers and teeth during the entire process, so you’ll have a healthy smile that beams as brightly as you.

To learn more about Invisalign® treatments at Signature Smiles Studio in Decatur, GA, contact our office to schedule your personalized oral exam with Dr. Spaulding today! We proudly serve Midtown, Sagamore Hills, and in-town areas of Atlanta, GA.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign® aligns your teeth without wires or brackets by using clear, convenient, and removable aligners. The aligners are created from molds of your teeth so that they fit you comfortably during each stage. They are designed to gradually move your teeth into position, as prescribed by our dental professionals at Signature Smiles Studio, with each one custom-made to fit each of your teeth at each stage. Additionally, these aligners are easily removable for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking, so you can continue focusing on the health of your smile.

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What Is the Invisalign Process?

Your Invisalign® treatments will begin with a consultation at our Decatur dental office, where Dr. Spaulding will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign®. During your consultation, you can ask about your treatment and discuss your aesthetic goals and any concerns you might have.

Invisalign® is customized to your unique smile through impressions that are taken and created into 3-D images. These images help to ensure your aligners fit your teeth and mouth comfortably. When aligners fit exactly right, they reduce rubbing on the cheeks and gums, allowing for a comfortable experience.

At the accomplishment of each phase, you’ll be given a new set of aligners. You’ll be required to wear these retainers for 20 to 22 hours every day and night, removing them only for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking. Each set of new aligners will continue to shift your teeth into the desired position, so you must remember to wear them consistently. 

Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign Treatments in Atlanta, GA?

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Good candidates for Invisalign® treatments are those who are looking to adjust their teeth using convenient means. Candidates should be responsible as they must wear their retainers for 20 to 22 hours daily. A good candidate should also practice good oral hygiene. It’s essential to have healthy teeth and gums before beginning treatment because the risk of infection, cavities, or other issues can increase if the teeth aren’t being cleaned well.

Lastly, to be a good candidate for Invisalign®, it’s recommended that all permanent teeth have come in. It can be hard to predict how an adult tooth will come in before it officially arrives. For this reason, Invisalign® treatments are generally recommended for adults and teens.

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Dr. Spaulding, our Decatur dentist, and our entire team approach dental care differently. We work together to embody our shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry. This includes offering dental care in a tranquil, spa-like atmosphere.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Compared to Traditional Braces?

There are multiple benefits to choosing Invisalign® over traditional braces.

Shorter Treatment Time

With traditional braces, the wires and brackets apply force to all your teeth simultaneously. This means that even straight teeth will move and fall into the correct alignment. With Invisalign®, each tooth movement is planned accordingly. Small adjustments are made, followed by larger ones. Straight teeth that do not need to move can be left alone since the trays work on individual teeth at a time, which means Invisalign® treatment takes less time overall.

Fewer Appointments

Your Invisalign® treatment is planned and customized based on your consultation. Instead of visiting your orthodontist every month for adjustments, rubber band changes, and wire tightening, you’ll move through each customized phase of aligners in the comfort of your own home with the occasional visit with Dr. Spaulding to check your progress.

Improved Oral Hygiene

With Invisalign®, you can easily remove your retainers to brush and floss your teeth. This allows you to maintain optimal oral hygiene during your treatment without going through the timely efforts that come with traditional braces.

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Metal and even clear brackets can be distracting and embarrassing. Invisalign® trays are completely transparent, making them nearly impossible to notice while wearing.

Comfort

If you or someone you’ve known has had traditional braces in the past, you know about wires poking into the gums or brackets rubbing against cheeks and lips. The thin, flexible material of your Invisalign® retainers is designed for your comfort. 

No Dietary Restrictions

Metal braces require changing your diet to avoid breaking the brackets, bending the wire, or getting food caught in the equipment. With Invisalign®, you can remove your trays before enjoying all your favorite foods.

Invisalign vs Online Bought Braces

There is a lot of misinformation out there about at-home aligner treatments. While companies, like the now defunct Smile Direct Club, may advertise the convenience of straightening your smile with at-home impression kits and aligner trays that seem similar to Invisalign® all without the need for an orthodontist or dental experts, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re safe or effective. While less time at the dentist’s office may sound optimal, it’s important to remember that straightening teeth is a major dental procedure. The alignment of your teeth and jaw can affect your entire body, so it’s recommended that a professional dentist closely monitors any treatment.

With Invisalign®, a licensed dental professional monitors and supervises your treatments through regular, in-person consultations. At-home companies like Smile Direct Club use foreign dentists to check-in during your treatment, and your progress is monitored remotely. 

Additionally, at-home aligners aren’t designed for severe misalignments or corrections of the teeth. Invisalign, however, is designed to tackle virtually every issue, from severe misalignments, bite corrections, overcrowding, spaces, and other complex concerns. When you visit Signature Smiles Studio for your Invisalign® consultation, Dr. Spaulding will take impressions of your teeth and x-rays and perform a thorough examination. This means she will see exactly where your issues are on a deeper level.

How Long Until You See the Results of Your Invisalign in Atlanta?

First, understanding the Invisalign® process is essential to understanding how and when you will see results. Each custom-made aligner shifts your teeth gently and gradually. Invisalign can move your teeth horizontally and vertically and even rotate crooked teeth as needed. These clear retainers are engineered to use the perfect amount of force in the right place at just the right time. As you alternate your Invisalign® trays every few weeks, your teeth will progressively become straighter. 

It’s important to remember that everyone is different. Some patients notice visible improvements to their smile within six weeks of starting their treatments while others require around 12 weeks. Final results from your Invisalign® treatment can be seen between 12 and 18 months. 

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Why Choose Signature Smiles Studio for Your Invisalign Treatment?

In addition to exceptional orthodontic care, Dr. Spaulding prioritizes caring for your teeth with a holistic approach throughout the transformative Invisalign® process. During your consultation and treatment, she’ll discuss your lifestyle, oral hygiene habits, diet, water intake, sugar intake, and more. This attention to detail will help monitor and improve the health of your teeth and gums so that you’ll not only have a beautiful smile but also a healthy one.

Ready to Schedule Your Decatur, GA Invisalign Consultation at Signature Smiles Studio?

If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about Invisalign® treatments, please contact our Decatur, GA office, and a member of our team will gladly schedule a consultation for you with Dr. Spaulding. We look forward to helping make your smile dreams become a reality.

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