Invisalign Clear Aligner Orthodontic Therapy

Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; such as Overcrowding, large gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, crossbite, overbite, and underbite.  The only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will making home care easier and treatment more comfortable. It offers a discreet and convenient alternative to conventional braces, particularly appealing to individuals who may feel self-conscious about wearing visible braces.

How does Invisalign clear aligner therapy work?

  1. Initial Consultation: The process typically begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Lemons. During this consultation, Dr. Lemons assesses your teeth and bite to determine if they are a suitable candidate for Invisalign.

  2. Digital Impressions or 3D Scanning: If you are deemed eligible for Invisalign treatment, a 3D digital scan of your teeth is taken, eliminating the need for messy traditional impressions using dental putty.

  3. Treatment Planning: Using the 3D digital scan of your teeth, a custom treatment plan is created. Together with Invisalign, Dr. Lemons will design a series of aligners that will gradually move the teeth into the desired position.

  4. Aligner Fabrication: Based on the treatment plan, a series of clear aligners are fabricated specifically for you. Each aligner is typically worn for about one to two weeks depending on what Dr. Lemons recommends for your specific needs, before being replaced with the next one in the series.

  5. Wearing the Aligners: You will wear the aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day, removing them only for eating, drinking (except water), brushing, and flossing. The aligners are virtually invisible, making them discreet and allowing you to maintain your confidence throughout treatment.

  6. Regular Check-ups: Periodic check-up appointments with Dr. Lemons are scheduled to monitor progress and ensure the treatment is proceeding as planned. Adjustments to the treatment plan may be made as needed.

  7. Completion of Treatment: Once the entire series of aligners has been worn according to the treatment plan, the teeth should have shifted into their desired positions. However, you may require additional refinement with additional aligners to perfect the results.

  8. Retention Phase: After the active treatment phase is complete, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain the new position of your teeth. Retainers are usually worn at night and are an important part of ensuring the long-term success of the treatment.


What are the benefits of Invisalign clear aligner therapy?

  1. Aesthetic Appeal: One of the most significant advantages of Invisalign is its nearly invisible appearance. The clear aligners are transparent, allowing you to straighten your teeth discreetly without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment. This can be particularly appealing to individuals who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces, especially in personal or professional settings.

  2. Comfort: Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, resulting in a more comfortable orthodontic experience compared to metal braces. The absence of brackets and wires eliminates the risk of mouth abrasions and irritation commonly associated with traditional braces. Additionally, Invisalign aligners do not have sharp edges or protruding components that can cause discomfort.

  3. Removability: Unlike traditional braces that are permanently fixed to the teeth for the duration of treatment, Invisalign aligners are removable. This means that you can easily take out the aligners when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. The ability to remove the aligners also makes it easier to maintain oral hygiene and enjoy favorite foods without restrictions, contributing to better overall dental health.

  4. Convenience: Invisalign treatment typically involves fewer visits to the dentist's office compared to traditional braces. You will receive multiple sets of aligners at each appointment and only need to visit Dr. Lemons periodically for progress checks and adjustments. Additionally, the absence of wires and brackets eliminates the need for frequent orthodontic adjustments, reducing the overall treatment time.

  5. Predictable Results: Invisalign treatment is guided by advanced computer software that allows for precise planning and prediction of the treatment outcome. Before the treatment begins, you can view a virtual representation of how your teeth will move and what your smile will look like at the end of the treatment. 

  6. Versatility: Invisalign can address a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. It is suitable for both teenagers and adults seeking orthodontic treatment. Additionally, Invisalign offers specialized treatment options such as Invisalign Teen, designed specifically for the unique needs of teenage patients.

Overall, Invisalign clear aligner therapy offers a convenient, comfortable, and discreet way to straighten teeth and correct orthodontic issues, providing patients with a beautiful smile and improved oral health.


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1235 Friendship Road
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Braselton, Georgia 30517

Lemons Dental
Phone: (770) 965-2100
1235 Friendship Rd Ste 200
Braselton, GA, 30517