BGW Dental Group is proud to now offer Invisalign® treatment to its patients.
Invisalign® clear aligners are an alternative to braces and a revolutionary method of straightening teeth through clear and virtually invisible aligners. Research shows that Invisalign® treatment straightens teeth more predictably and comfortably and can be faster than braces.
Invisalign® clear aligners are made from a BPA-free thermoplastic material and look similar to whitening trays.
Your dentist will map your new smile and provide a custom treatment plan that’s right for you. Once your treatment plan is complete, your custom Invisalign® clear aligners will be made and you can start wearing your aligners. Regular check-ins every 6-8 weeks will be scheduled with your dentist with minimal interruption to your normal routine. During your treatment, you’ll receive a series of aligners that make slight adjustments to the position of your teeth, a process that is established as part of your treatment plan. Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign® clear aligners.
Are Invisalign® Clear Aligners Right for me?
For many of our patients, the answer is a resounding “YES!” Whether you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite or a gap in your teeth we can help you love your smile again. Invisalign® treatment works on a wide variety of cases and can also be effective for teens.
An overbite occurs when your upper front teeth overlap or seem to be over your lower front teeth. When your overbite is too large, you may have heard your dentist say you have a “deep” bite. Overtime, an overbite can cause issues with the wearing down of lower teeth to pain in your jaw. Fortunately, Invisalign clear aligners can fix patients with an overbite.
An underbite is the opposite of an overbite – in these cases your lower teeth are in front of your upper teeth. This actually is a problem with your jaw as it is too far forward – making it difficult to chew and speak properly. And, yes, Invisalign clear aligners can fix some underbites. A severe underbite may require Invisalign along with surgery. Call our Braselton office to schedule an appointment to view your particular case.
A crossbite is when you have some upper teeth in front of lower teeth – and then some lower teeth in front of lower teeth when your mouth is closed. Crossbites tend to make your teeth wear down or chip over time. They can also led to receding gums or create notches along your gum line leading to gum problems or even bone loss overtime. Invisalign clear aligners can fix some types of crossbite.
If your upper and lower teeth don’t touch when you close your mouth, then you have an open bite. Open bites can make it difficult to chew or bite into certain foods. Invisalign treatment can fix an open bite.
Many times, issues with crowded teeth can be created by wisdom teeth pushing your teeth out of line or when you don’t have enough room in your jaw for the teeth to fit normally. Your teeth can bunch up, overlap, twist and sometimes be pushed from the front to the back. Crowded teeth make it difficult to brush, floss and creates a breeding ground for plaque, tartar and harmful bacteria leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Fortunately, Invisalign clear aligners can fix this issue.
Many of you are likely familiar with this condition. It’s simply when you have extra space between two or more of your teeth. You may also hear your dentist call this a spacing issue. This unfortunately creates pockets between your teeth and gums where food can get stuck. This is a common issue and one that Invisalign treatment can address.
Baby Teeth and Permanent Teeth
As children grow, their smiles also grow. Starting between the ages of 6 and 10, patients may pursue orthodontic treatment in phases. Phase 1 treatment may prevent pre-existing bite issues, fix existing teeth straightening conditions, improve the appearance of your child’s smile, can help with issues with thumb sucking or tongue thrusting and can make Phase 2 treatment shorter and easier. Invisalign Phase 1 treatment can fix a broad range of issues including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches for your child.