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Invisalign—the clear alternative to braces

Invisalign is the fresh new way to straighten teeth. Instead of metal brackets cemented to the teeth and connected to wires, Invisalign is a system of clear, plastic trays, or aligners, that fit over a person’s teeth. Over time, these invisible aligners gently move the teeth until they are in the correct position. Dr. Aguilar uses Invisalign for both adults and teens. Both age groups enjoy the benefits of invisible braces while effectively achieving straighter teeth.

How Invisalign works

Once your custom aligners are created, you will wear them every day. Every two weeks you will switch to a new set of aligners until your treatment is done. For adults, the average time to achieve straightened teeth is one year. Teens generally take the same amount of time as it takes to achieve straight teeth with metal braces.

Custom aligners based on your treatment plan

After Dr. Aguilar takes impressions of your teeth, he will send the lab exact instructions to create your custom aligners. Several different ones will be made, based on his treatment plan. One big advantage is the comfort level enjoyed by the patient. Traditional metal braces can cause irritation to your gums, but the Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable due to being made of BPA-free, smooth, clear plastic.
For best results, your aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours each day. You will be able to remove them easily, however, whenever you eat, brush, and floss.

Gradually straightening your teeth

You will be supplied with a few sets of aligners, which you will change every two weeks. This keeps the gentle shifting of your teeth progressing until they have reached their final positioning. Approximately every six weeks Dr. Aguilar will examine you to be sure your teeth are moving as planned.

Once your teeth have been fully straightened, your treatment is done. You will now have a beautiful, confident smile! 

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Gaps Between Teeth

Missing teeth can cause further unwanted gaps when adjacent teeth start to shift. Some gaps occur due to how the jawbone grows. Gaps in teeth can increase the risk of gum disease.

Crossbite 2D


When the upper and lower jaws are not aligned properly, the result can be one or more teeth on the upper jaw biting inside the teeth in the lower jaw. This can lead to excessive wear on teeth, gum disease and problems with bone loss in the jaw.

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The upper front teeth overlap the lower teeth. This can result in painful problems with the jaw, gum irritation or disease, and stress on the lower teeth.

Crowded Teeth

Teeth Too Crowded

A too-small jawbone won’t be able to easily accommodate all the teeth, so they become crowded.

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The lower teeth overlap the top front teeth, which can cause bite problems, lower jaw protrusion and more.

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Open Bite

This occurs when upper and lower teeth do not make contact where they should. The result can make chewing painful as well as producing pain in the jaw joint.

Knowledge and experience you can trust

No matter what dental condition you may have, you can talk with Dr. Aguilar and find out what can be done. He is very experienced in helping people achieve a confident, natural smile and complete dental health.

Q: What Is Invisalign? How Does This Treatment Work?

A: Invisalign, the leader in clear orthodontic treatment, is an alternative to metal braces that straighten and align teeth into their proper position. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-crafted aligners that are nearly invisible when worn. Invisalign aligners are crafted from a patented smooth, BPA-free plastic designed to gradually and consistently shift your teeth into their desired position. The process begins with a comprehensive consultation where a 3D digital scan of the patient’s teeth is taken. Based on this scan, a series of custom aligners is created to be worn sequentially, each for about two weeks.

Q: What Are Some Of The Benefits Associated With Invisalign?

A: Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, allowing users to straighten their teeth without using noticeable and uncomfortable metal brackets or wires. Invisalign’s removable nature permits easy oral hygiene maintenance, as users can eat, brush, and floss without hindrance. The smooth, BPA-free plastic aligners minimize irritation and discomfort often associated with traditional braces. Additionally, Invisalign’s customized treatment plans, based on 3D digital scans, ensure a tailored approach for each individual, leading to effective and precise teeth alignment. Overall, Invisalign offers a convenient and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic solution.

Q: What Types Of Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Correct?

A: Invisalign’s customized approach makes it a viable solution for many orthodontic conditions, including crowding, spacing issues, overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, and more.

Q: Will Frequent Visits To The Dentist Be Required With Invisalign?

A: Regular visits to your Manchester, Georgia, dentist are necessary with Invisalign, typically scheduled every four to six weeks. These appointments allow the orthodontist to monitor progress, address concerns, and provide new aligners. While less frequent than traditional braces, consistent check-ups ensure the effectiveness of the treatment and the desired teeth alignment.

Q: Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign?

A: Determining whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign depends on your orthodontic needs. Invisalign is generally suitable for addressing various issues, including crowding, spacing, and bite issues. Consult your Manchester, Georgia, orthodontist for a thorough assessment to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for your case.

Q: How Often Will I Need To Keep My Aligners On Each Day?

A: For best results, Invisalign clear aligners should be worn 20 to 22 hours every day. Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to take them off when eating, brushing, and flossing. However, it’s critical to reinsert them afterward to maintain the necessary pressure for teeth movement. Following the recommended wear time is essential for achieving the desired outcome and enjoying the benefits of a straighter smile with Invisalign.

Q: How Do I Care For My Invisalign Clear Aligners?

A: To care for Invisalign clear aligners, rinse them with lukewarm water and brush gently with a toothbrush without toothpaste. Avoid hot water to prevent warping. Remove aligners when eating or drinking anything except water. Store them in their case when not in use to maintain cleanliness and shape.