The Benefits of In-House Aligners
Fewer Office Visits
You can enjoy fewer office visits with in-house custom clear aligners from Duo Orthodontics! That means less school or work missed and less time spent in the orthodontic chair.
Start Your Treatment the Same Day
You might have to wait months or more on Invisalign aligners at another office. But you can leave your free consultation appointment at Duo Orthodontics wearing your new clear aligners.
Don't wait an extra month—start your braces or clear aligners at your free consultation!
Learn More About In-House Aligners
You can enjoy shorter treatment times, fewer office visits, and even a reduced cost with in-house clear aligners from Duo Orthodontics. Since everything is done in our office, you can feel confident that you're in good hands from start to finish!
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Kim at our Tucker or Marietta office to learn if our in-house aligners fit your smile.
The aesthetic advantages of clear aligners are one of the primary reasons to choose Invisalign. Since they’re removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want—there are no restrictions on crunchy or sticky foods that would damage traditional braces.
And, thanks to the technology used to design Invisalign aligners, you will be given a virtual preview of what your smile will look like at the end of the treatment.
Our Invisalign Process
Invisalign aligners from our Tucker and Marietta offices are made using 3D computer imaging. Once we have a digital model of your teeth, we can design a series of aligners.
Clear aligners are a more convenient alternative to traditional braces if you only need mild to moderate corrections. They're made of special transparent plastic so that you can wear them to work or school without others knowing.
After you have received your series of aligners, you’ll wear each set for about two weeks at a time. They should stay in your mouth for 20 to 22 hours each day, and you should only remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
You will visit Duo Orthodontics periodically so that we can make sure that your teeth and jaws are making the proper movements. The total treatment time is usually between one year and 18 months.
All About Aligner Tech
Our clear aligner system combines advanced 3D computer graphics technology with the 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Clear aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by Dr. Kim.
Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if this treatment is right for you.
After sending precise treatment instructions, the Invisalign system uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners. You’ll wear each aligner for two to four weeks and only take them out to eat, brush and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will gradually shift into alignment. Then you'll be smiling like you never have before!
Differences Between Clear Aligners & Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth. Because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts.
In fact, you must remove the aligners for eating and for drinking anything other than water.
You need to ensure you're willing to do that before deciding on clear aligners.
To prevent staining, you'll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat. Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than traditional braces since you don't have to work around any brackets and wires.
Learn More About Invisalign
Like traditional braces, you'll generally need to wear a retainer after your aligner treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
We may not recommend clear aligners for more complex alignment or bite issues or for those with bridgework.
Your orthodontist will advise you about the options that are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Kim at our Tucker or Marietta office to learn if clear aligners are right for you.