Invisible braces is a procedure that uses a series of clear teeth aligners that gradually accomplish desired straightening of your teeth. The process does not involve the use of any kind of rubber bands, wires, or metal braces which are commonly used in traditional orthodontics.
Invisible braces are nearly invisible, comfortable, removable, and discreet. Your mouth will not be irritated by wires, brackets, or rubber bands, and the aligners can easily be removed for meals or for special occasions. You will have no obstructions to flossing or brushing or worries about a loose wire or bracket. Best of all, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Feel confident with your smile. Ask us about invisible braces.
In terms of disadvantages, the process is somewhat expensive, and only a portion of the cost is usually covered by insurance. It also requires some self-discipline in order to keep the aligners in place for the majority of the day (at least 20 hours), so this might be considered a disadvantage. In terms of advantages, it is just as effective as traditional braces, without having discomfort or the high visibility of metal braces.
From beginning to end, the process will normally take between 12 and 18 months, which is a shorter time frame than traditional braces usually require. However, if the patient is not conscientious about leaving the aligners in place for 20 hours each day, the process can take longer.
Invisible braces can be used for most situations unless the amount of straightening necessary is unusually severe. In such cases, metal braces will probably be required in order to fully achieve the desired level of straightening.
There is a slight difference between systems which are used for teens and those used for adults. Since teens are more likely to forget to replace their aligners after a meal, there is a blue dot indicator on teen aligners that keeps track of the number of hours that aligners are installed. There are also generally more sets of aligners required for teens than adults, because teens are far more likely to lose their aligners or to damage them, and in either case, replacements would then be necessary.
The first step in the process is to come on in for a free consult with Dr. Hayslip. At that time, your teeth will be appraised to see whether or not you're a good candidate for this treatment, and a map of your teeth and mouth will be prepared. Dr. Hayslip will then prepare a plan which covers the entire time frame necessary to accomplish whatever level of straightening is required. This plan will include the usage of each set of invisible aligners and the projected duration of straightening necessary. Then you will just start with the first set of aligners, and begin the process of changing your smile for the better, and enjoying much straighter teeth.
I have to start off by saying that Dr. Hayslip’s assistants are the most comical and friendly people I have ever met. I don’t think a second went by that I wasn’t laughing at something one of them said. Dr. Hayslip was just as funny and I could thank him a million for the great job he did on my teeth but that would still not be enough. I could say that I never in my life looked forward to going to the dentist until now, I’ve come to know every single person in the office and I’ll probably drop by just to hang out. For the first time ever I actually smiled in my school picture.
Thank you.. thank you.. thank you..
For all you’ve done,
For all you do,
A special thanks
From me to You!
The kindness of the Doctor and the graciousness of his nursing staff made having my dental work almost pleasant. I’m glad I chose the BEST staff and Dr. Hayslip as my dentist!!
Dr. Hayslip and Staff,
Happier more confident and younger looking are just a few of the feeling I am experiencing since Dr. Hayslip gave me my new gorgeous smile. He and his staff are not only professional and caring but they are compassionate as well. The whole experience was so pleasant and Dr. Hayslip takes great pride in his work and it shows. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the temporaries looked and the permanent are unbelievable.
There is so much truth in the phrase “When you smile, the whole world smiles with you”!
Thank you for changing my life.
Due to my “bite” being off, my bottom front teeth were worn down and were very jiggered. I talked with my regular dentist, whom I had been seeing for many years, about what could be done to fix my bottom teeth. He didn’t seem to be too concerned. I assumed that his only solution was at some point in time he would fit me with a partial plate, or even worse- dentures. I was very disappointed.
Then, someone told me about the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia. I made an appointment to get an evaluation as to what could be done to save my bottom teeth. The representative told me that my bite was way off and in order to fix my bottom teeth, it would require extensive work throughout my whole mouth.
After I returned home, I noticed a sign in front of a dental office on Russell Parkway, MIDDLE GEORGIA CENTER FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY. I made an appointment and visited this dentist to get his opinion on what could be done to save my bottom teeth. When Dr. Curtis
Hayslip looked at my teeth and my mouth, he gave me his recommendation, it was the same as the evaluation that I had received at the Dental School in Augusta.
I agreed for Dr. Hayslip to do whatever he deemed necessary to save my teeth. The total process involved grinding down all of my teeth and replacing them with crowns-28 crowns in all. Fitting the new crowns not only corrected my bite, it also enhanced my looks. The results were greater than my expectations. My new teeth looked perfect.
It has been over five years since I had all my teeth crowned and I have never regretted having it done. My new teeth not only helped my looks, but it also helped my self-esteem - I'm not embarrassed to smile now.
Thank you Dr. Hayslip for saving my teeth and improving my life.
Dear Dr. Hayslip,
I never realized how drastic the changes would be when I made the decision to have my Dura-thins applied to my teeth. Dr. Hayslip and I discussed the procedure and the outcome. However, I was so pleasantly surprised at how they looked. I used to dread smiling and hated seeing pictures of my teeth. Now, I receive so many compliments; I love to show my new smile! My only regret is that I did not do it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Hayslip and his staff. They are a great team of professionals who get the job done and done well.