If you have gaps in your smile, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite, but you’ve been hesitant about getting traditional metal braces, Invisalign® may be your perfect solution! Since its development in 1997, Invisalign technology has gained worldwide popularity as an esthetic alternative to traditional braces. Although most patients are candidates for Invisalign in Macon, GA, a few severe alignment issues often require traditional orthodontics. Invisalign is a particularly good option for adults with functional and cosmetic issues due to crooked teeth that weren’t straightened in their youth. Clear aligners are also a potential alternative to traditional braces for younger patients with malocclusion (bad bite), overbite or underbite. In order to provide successful orthodontic treatment, experience matters. Our certified Invisalign dentist Dr. Lee Stockslager has over 40 years of experience, giving him the in-depth knowledge and training to carefully plan the most optimal orthodontic approach, based on each patient’s unique smile needs and current scientific evidence.
At North Macon Dental Associates, we understand the cost of orthodontic treatment may be a primary concern. We think everyone deserves a healthy and pretty smile, so we accept insurance from many insurance carriers and offer in-house and third-party financing to make your dream smile more affordable. Your clear aligner journey starts with a personalized consultation, during which we will assess your overall dental health and determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If so, the next step is taking impressions of your teeth to create customized aligners. The iTero Element® scanner can take 6,000 digital images per second, far more precisely than the messy molding material used in traditional impressions. This state-of-the-art technology also enables us to show you how your teeth will look at the end of treatment, so you’ll know exactly what to expect! You’ll change out your clear aligners every two weeks and before long, you’ll start to notice that your teeth are gradually moving into alignment! While the entire process can take as little as six months, average treatment lasts about 12–18 months.
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