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Visit one of our 3 convenient locations:
  • 1220 Sherwood Park Drive, NE
    Gainesville, GA 30501
  • 770-536-0882
  • 7316 Spout Springs Rd, Ste. 101
    Flowery Branch, GA 30542
  • 770-967-8462
  • 42 North Avenue, Ste. 200
    Cleveland, GA 30528
  • 706-865-0081

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Orthodontic Myth: Orthodontic Treatment Is a Painful Experience

August 14th, 2014

Many people don't like to go to medical professionals because they associate the experience with pain or they're afraid that they will experience pain. The great news about visiting your local Gainesville orthodontist is that the entire process of orthodontic treatment is painless. The only time that you might experience a bit of discomfort is when your braces or an orthodontic appliance is first put on or adjusted.

This uncomfortable feeling comes from the new forces which are being applied to your teeth to properly align and into position. Overall orthodontic appliances have become much more comfortable today as well as much more efficient. This means that people have more flexible treatment options and that orthodontic treatment simply doesn't take the same extended amount of time that it once did. Flexible alternatives to braces such as Invisalign offer up even more comfort when it comes to orthodontic treatment as well. Invisalign is a removable orthodontic appliance that works similar to braces. Patients interested in Invisalign in Gainesville will also be glad to know that this treatment option is very difficult to spot and is virtually invisible for any patient wearing it. This means that there is no need to experience discomfort through the course of orthodontic treatment, to adjust diet or to feel any type of confidence issues and wearing an orthodontic appliance.

Ultimately orthodontics is a painless experience and it's possible for individuals to very quickly get over any uncomfortable feelings after just a few weeks of wearing an orthodontic appliance. Don't let fear hold you back; it's possible to achieve your ideal smile without feeling any pain.  For more information on orthodontic treatment options that are available to you contact Wilson orthodontics in Cleveland, Flowery Branch, and Gainesville for a free consultation today.

Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive NE, Gainesville, GA
30501 678-971-2458
Orthodontic Myth: Orthodontic Treatment Is a Painful Experience

Is It the Best Option for Me to Replace Current Braces with Invisalign?

August 12th, 2014

Invisalign braces have taken the world by storm. They have made it possible for a person to get straight teeth without having to go through the discomfort and social embarrassment of wearing traditional braces, thereby improving his or her aesthetics with minimal effort. Going through the process of using Invisalign to have perfectly straight teeth is so easy that people are even choosing to replace their traditional braces with Invisalign.

How Do Braces Work?

Braces work by attaching small metal brackets to each of the teeth that will need to be moved in order for all of the teeth in a mouth to be perfectly straight. A wire is run through the brackets that will slowly force the teeth back into position. A person with braces needs to see the dentist every few weeks in order to have the wire tightened or replaced. Once the teeth are finally in their correct position, a retainer will be made that a person needs to wear in order to maintain the position of the corrected teeth.

How Does Invisalign Move Teeth?

Invisalign moves teeth by utilizing a series of trays. A person will wear a certain tray for about two weeks, during which the teeth will be gently shifted into a position that is closer to straight. After those two weeks, a new tray will be used that will shift the teeth even closer. Once several trays have been used, the teeth will eventually be in the position that the patient desires. To maintain their position, the last tray that was used to shift the teeth will also be used as a retainer and worn at night to keep the teeth from shifting back to where they were.

Is Invisalign a Better Alternative to Braces?

Whether or not it is a good option to switch from using traditional braces to using Invisalign is contingent on several different factors. The first factor is whether or not a person is able to pay for Invisalign, which is usually comparable to paying for braces. If a person is able to bear this extra expense, then it is absolutely an excellent idea to switch if a person wants an invisible solution to fixing his or her teeth.

A second factor is if a person is having a hard time keeping his or her teeth clean. Traditional braces make it nearly impossible to completely clean a person's teeth, while Invisalign trays can be removed for a thorough cleaning.

A third factor is if a person's traditional braces are doing the inner lining of his or her cheeks harm due to rubbing wires and brackets. When this is the case, a person will need to switch to Invisalign in order to prevent the great amount of discomfort that results from having small holes form in his or her mouth.

Fill out our online form to request an appointment with Dr. Wilson and find out more about replacing your braces with the nearly invisible, painless Invisalign braces today!

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Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive NE, Gainesville, GA
30501 678-971-2458

Is It the Best Option for me to Replace Current Braces with Invisalign?

Orthodontic Myth: Braces Are Expensive

August 7th, 2014

There are many patients to avoid going to an orthodontist because they are worried about expenses. Others fear going to the orthodontist because of the minor changes that they might have to make to their life while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Finances certainly aren't something that should ever keep you from receiving orthodontic care. People from all around the country and in various financial backgrounds are all able to receive braces and orthodontic treatment. Virtually no one needs to be left out should they require braces or an orthodontic appliance to properly align their teeth.

The reason why braces have become less expensive and easy to manage financially is because of the increase in dental insurance plans as well as the flexible repayment plans which are available through many orthodontic offices. There are also a number of charitable organizations which work with orthodontists in Gainesville and the surrounding area to help orthodontic practices to deliver orthodontic care to individuals who require it but would otherwise be unable to afford it.

This means that middle and working class families can more easily afford the orthodontic care that they require without having to worry about any type of financial difficulties. Repayment plans and promotions make it very simple for families to budget the cost of braces and could mean that the total cost of treatment is spread over a period of several years. The inclusion of orthodontics and braces in many dental plans also means that many patients are reimbursed for at least partial costs for their orthodontic treatment.

With all of these options available to people of different age groups and backgrounds it's possible to take the financial fear right out of getting braces. If you would like to learn more about the financial options which are available for orthodontic treatment contact Wilson orthodontics in Cleveland, Gainesville and Flowery Branch.

Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive NE, Gainesville, GA
30501 678-971-2458
Orthodontic Myth: Braces Are Expensive

Is It Required That Teeth Are Shaved to Correct Crowding with Invisalign?

August 5th, 2014

Invisalign braces are a comfortable, clear, and easily removable orthodontic solution that many teens and adults are choosing for their teeth correction. This process is no longer new, but many people still don't know what it is or how it can benefit them. It is also able to treat a wider range of people than at its origination, so new people are being recommended for it every day.

So, how does Invisalign work? Invisalign uses a series of custom-fitted and custom-designed trays called "aligners" to slowly move teeth into position. Aligners are changed every two weeks to progress teeth into their correct position over time. These aligners are removable to allow for easy cleaning, eating, and teeth brushing. Attachments are often added to aligners to allow for the specific correction of each individual. Crossbites, overbites, and underbites can even be corrected with Invisalign braces. Patients with crowded teeth are also candidates for Invisalign; these patients may require additional correctional procedures like shaving to allow for space in the mouth.

Many patients are concerned about the possibility of having to shave down crowded teeth for Invisalign to be able to move them into position. First, let's discuss what we mean by "shaving" teeth. When a mouth is overcrowded and there is no space for teeth to move into, space needs to be created to hold them within the confines of the jaw bone. This can be accomplished by expanding the arches, removing teeth, or shaving teeth. When a tooth is shaved, it is a very little change (less than a quarter of a millimeter) and does not have any ill effects if done correctly. Most patients who have gone through the shaving procedure do not feel any pain. The orthodontist will use strips and a drill to very slowly and precisely shave the tooth.

Some orthodontists will want to try to allow the teeth to move a little before shaving to let overlapping teeth show completely; in this way, they are better able to see whether everything will fit and what measures need to be taken to make space for the moving teeth. However, shaving is commonly needed for overcrowded teeth to allow the orthodontic treatment to have the desired effect.

If Invisalign sounds like a good orthodontic solution to you, consult your Invisalign Gainesville orthodontist to find out if you are a good candidate. Dr. Wilson at Wilson Orthodontics provides a gentle touch that is sensitive to patients' needs. If you have additional questions about Invisalign or other braces, the staff at Wilson Orthodontics will see that all of your questions are answered. Dr. Wilson can answer any concerns you may have concerning shaving your crowded teeth. After all, orthodontic treatment is a big deal, and you need to feel comfortable about your decisions. Let Dr. Wilson help you in that process.

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Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive NE, Gainesville, GA
30501 678-971-2458

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