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Debunking Invisalign Myths Marietta, GA

Debunking Invisalign Myths

Invisalign - Invisible Braces.

Invisalign has revolutionized the way adults and teens straighten their teeth. Invisalign involves wearing custom-fit aligners that are changed out every couple weeks until your teeth move into final position. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is clear, removable and less disruptive to your everyday lifestyle. Still, patients have questions and misconceptions about this unique clear orthodontic therapy. Here are the truths behind 5 common Invisalign myths:

Myth #1: It’s more expensive than traditional braces.

Depending on the location and severity of your orthodontic concerns, Invisalign doesn’t always cost you more. It is important to consider the value of the added comfort and aesthetic appeal that Invisalign’s plastic design brings. Invisalign is undoubtedly an affordable way to correct misaligned teeth and early correction prevents many patients from costly dental treatments down the road, such as repeated fillings, crowns or dental implants.

Myth #2: It is not as effective as metal braces.

Invisalign has been proven effective for a wide range of orthodontic concerns, including crooked, crowded and spaced teeth. In fact, Invisalign even works for those who have overbites, underbites or crossbites. Only a qualified dentist can accurately determine if Invisalign is right for you – but rest assured that Invisalign is highly effective.

Myth #3: It only works for teenagers or minor teeth corrections.

Due to its high discretion and unrivaled comfort, Invisalign is one of the most popular treatment options for adults as well as teens. In addition, Invisalign has greatly improved in the last decade to address both minor and moderate orthodontic concerns.

Myth #4: It requires too much maintenance.

Wearing Invisalign means less visits to the dental office because there is no need for tightening and adjustments. Patients simply have to change out the provided set of aligners every couple of weeks. In addition, you can remove the aligners for brushing and eating, which eliminates dietary modifications and hygiene challenges. It is an easy maintenance option in orthodontics!

Myth #5: It leads to cavities and discolored teeth.

If you follow the recommendation to remove your aligners when eating and brushing, your smile should be even more protected from dental problems compared to teeth in metal brackets and wires. Patients can thoroughly brush the teeth and gums without wearing the aligners to ensure food debris and plaque-causing bacteria don’t get trapped under the plastic trays.

Have more questions about Invisalign? We are happy to discuss this innovative treatment option in modern orthodontics. Our patients love Invisalign, and we think you will too!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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