Atlanta Orthodontics Specialists Invisalign FAQs

Invisalign for adults

Thinking about getting Invisalign in Sandy Springs or anywhere in the Atlanta metro area? That’s great news! At Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists we’re the Sandy Springs Invisalign specialists, and we’ve helped countless people in and around Atlanta achieve the straight, gorgeous smiles they want. So we already know – you’ve got questions! Here’s a convenient list of Invisalign FAQs to help answer some of your most pressing questions about this convenient, quick way to straighten your smile.

How much does Invisalign cost in Sandy Springs?

Invisalign in Sandy Springs typically costs between $3000 and $5000. The cost of Invisalign is affected by the number of aligners needed during treatment. If your teeth need to move quite a bit to achieve their ideal position, that means more aligners and higher cost. If they’re only slightly out of position, that means fewer aligners and lower cost.

How long does Invisalign treatment last? 

One reason patients in Sandy Springs love Invisalign is that the treatment is so much faster than traditional metal braces! On average, Invisalign treatment lasts between 12 and 18 months. The more your teeth have to move, the longer your treatment time. Some patients who have only minor misalignment of the teeth can complete their treatment with Invisalign in only six months!

To compare, braces treatment often lasts a whole two years or more!

Do I have to change what I eat with Invisalign? 

If you love popcorn, caramel, crunchy snacks and sticky candies, you’re going to love Invisalign. Due to the fact that Invisalign clear aligners are removable, you don’t have to change what you eat while undergoing treatment. Unlike braces, you can eat whatever you want!

Can anyone get Invisalign? In general, many people can get Invisalign, but it’s important to consult with an orthodontist to determine if it’s the right treatment option for your specific dental needs. Invisalign can effectively treat a variety of orthodontic issues, including misaligned teeth, overcrowding, gaps, and bite problems. However, the suitability of Invisalign depends on factors like the severity of your case, your commitment to wearing the aligners as instructed, and your orthodontist’s professional assessment.

Can kids get Invisalign in Sandy Springs? 

We generally don’t recommend Invisalign for kids in Sandy Springs because kids tend to lack the maturity they need to complete their treatment – a.k.a., they forget to put their aligners back in after eating or brushing.

For Invisalign treatment to work, the aligners must be worn 22 hours a day, any time the patient is not eating or drinking. What we’ve found is that kids tend to forget to put their aligners back in, and they also lose them more often. Until kids turn 16, we recommend traditional braces for teeth straightening.

Are Invisalign aligners REALLY invisible? 

Yes, Invisalign aligners are totally clear! The only person who will know you’re wearing aligners is you. Invisalign aligners are made from a durable, ultra-clear plastic that hugs each tooth like a glove. After all, the aligners are custom-created using a 3D scan of your own teeth, so when we say, “they fit perfectly,” we mean it! Once in, no one will be able to see your aligners. This is what makes Invisalign the tooth-straightening choice for Sandy Springs’ young professionals, parents, executives, and other adults who don’t want to look like they’re wearing braces.

Want to know more about Invisalign in Sandy Springs? 

Schedule your Sandy Springs Invisalign consultation today! We’d love to help you achieve the Hollywood gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted.