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Invisalign: 3 Steps to a Straighter Smile Marietta, GA

Invisalign: 3 Steps to a Straighter Smile

Marietta GA Invisible Braces for Adults and Teens

There are a lot of reasons why adults have crooked teeth. Whether your family couldn’t afford orthodontic treatment when you were a child or your teeth have shifted out of place as you’ve gotten older, it is important to know that you can still straighten your smile now. In fact, Invisalign has become one of the most preferred orthodontic solutions for adults due to its dependable comfort, invisible design and convenience.

Invisalign is a short-term clear aligner therapy that preserves your busy lifestyle. Not only will your aligners be virtually invisible to others, but you can remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign doesn’t require frequent office visits and won’t irritate the soft tissues of your mouth. You can eat the foods you love and not worry about how your orthodontic treatment will affect your appearance.

What is the Invisalign Process?

Your journey to a straight and confident smile as an adult is as easy as 1-2-3. If you are considering Invisalign treatment, here are three steps you can expect:

Step 1: Treatment Planning
While many patients make great candidates for Invisalign, only a qualified Invisalign provider can accurately determine if its right for you. Invisalign is known for correcting a wide range of orthodontic concerns, including wide spaces, crooked teeth, overbites, underbites and crossbites. If you are determined to be a good candidate at your initial consultation, we will start the process by taking digital images and x-rays of your teeth that will be used to plan the custom fabrication of your aligner sets.

Step 2: Wearing Your Aligners
When your aligners are ready, you’ll be given specific instructions for wearing them. Typically, you’ll wear each aligner set for two weeks before changing to the next set. You can remove your aligners to eat and clean your teeth, but try to keep them in at least 22 hours out of the day.

Step 3: Wearing Your Retainer
If worn correctly, the average treatment time for adult Invisalign patients is 12 to 15 months. However, just like traditional braces, it is important not to neglect the retention phase after your treatment is complete. This typically involves wearing retainer for a recommended amount of time to maintain your new, straight smile.

Ready to Get Started?

Call Gilreath Family Dentistry to learn more about Invisalign for adults and teens. Dr. Gilreath IV is an Invisalign® GOLD PLUS Provider, which means that he has advanced skills and experience with the Invisalign process. We can’t wait to share more about the amazing benefits of this innovative clear aligner therapy!

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

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


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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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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