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Jocelyn P. Spaulding, DMD

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Decatur, GA

Invisalign® Specialist

Invisalign® is a popular alternative to metal braces, helping patients enjoy straighter teeth without brackets and wires. As a top cosmetic dentist in Decatur, GA, Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding is skilled in Invisalign® treatments aimed at helping patients of all ages look their best.

Invisalign® Q & A

by Jocelyn P. Spaulding, DMD

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is an innovative system for straightening teeth that uses a series of clear plastic trays called aligners to shift teeth into their correct positions. Invisalign® can be used to treat most alignment issues, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and “gaps” between teeth. Because the plastic trays are clear, they are virtually invisible while being worn.

What happens during treatment?

Treatment with Invisalign® begins with a thorough evaluation of the patient’s bite pattern and alignment issues to ensure the Invisalign® system is the best option to help achieve optimal results. Impressions are made of the teeth and sent to the lab where the Invisalign® aligners are made. Once at the lab, the impressions are scanned into a computer that uses special computer-aided design (CAD) software to create a series of 3-D models that show how the teeth need to move over time to achieve the desired result. These models serve as the basis for the custom aligners. Most patients use between 18 and 30 aligners during treatment with Invisalign®, which can usually be completed in two years or less. During treatment, each aligner will be worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next aligner in the series. Office visits take place about every six months to monitor the progression of treatment.

How does Invisalign® compare to “regular” braces?

The Invisalign® system has become immensely popular since its introduction because of the advantages it offers over traditional metal braces:

  • Invisalign® aligners can be removed for meals so there are no food restrictions.
  • Removable aligners also make it much easier to brush and floss and to have teeth professionally cared for.
  • The smooth design is more comfortable than braces that use brackets and wires, both of which can irritate gums and other soft tissues.
  • Invisalign® is almost invisible while being worn.
  • The custom-fit of the Invisalign® aligners means treatment can usually be completed much more quickly than with traditional braces.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Dr. Spaulding Family Dentistry, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Delta Dental

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Dr. Spaulding Family Dentistry
1201 Clairmont Road, Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-634-5738
Fax: 888-626-8578
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Jocelyn Spaulding, DMD
1201 Clairmont Road
Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030