Advanced Dental Technology in Georgia
At North Atlanta Family Dentistry, we utilize the latest dental technologies to help protect, diagnose, and treat your teeth and gums. If you are looking for state-of-the-art dental technology in Georgia, you’ve come to the right place.
Radiographs or X-ray pictures are taken during your exam and cleaning to give the dentist an inside view of your teeth and jaw. This view allows them to diagnose problems invisible to the naked eye, such as early tooth decay, abscesses, abnormal growths, or gum disease.
Digital X-ray technology captures images of your mouth with a small electronic sensor. The sensor is placed in your mouth, and the images come up on a computer screen. Digital X-rays are fast since they require no chemical processing, unlike traditional X-rays do. They also nearly eliminate radiation exposure.
Advantages Of Digital X-Rays
In addition to minimizing your exposure to radiation and taking less time to process, digital X-rays also:
- Produce clearer pictures and can be enhanced in many ways to see details
- Are easily shared or stored, so they can be emailed as needed and are less likely to be misplaced
The Invisalign System
Traditional braces are no longer the only way to straighten your teeth. Now, the Invisalign System is a comfortable and successful option for crooked teeth.
The Invisalign System uses plastic aligners customized to your smile, both current and future. Gradually, you work through the aligners, and they gradually realign your teeth. Invisalign is a simple treatment option with less stigma that comes with the traditional wire and bracket braces. Invisalign braces are almost invisible and may be removed easily for cleaning.
Once your smile has been realigned, you need to wear a retainer to maintain your smile.
What Can Invisalign Treat?
Dental issues Invisalign can treat include:
- Open bite
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crowded teeth
In some cases, Invisalign is used with traditional braces to correct severely misaligned teeth. However, if the reason for the crooked teeth is a malformed jaw, Invisalign will not be helpful, and other types of orthodontic treatment will be needed.
Clinical Benefits of Invisalign
The Invisalign System provides clinical benefits as well as cosmetics and comfort.
- Invisalign aligners are customized to fit your teeth exactly, reducing the irritation and scratches typical with traditional braces.
- Invisalign aligners may be removed, and it is easier to keep them clean because they are clear
- Invisalign aligners move the teeth gently, avoiding scratches and damage to the enamel and surrounding gum tissue.
Dental technology is constantly advancing. At North Atlanta Family Dentistry, we take pride in our ability to treat your smile with the latest dental technology in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about our services, including our advanced dental technology on hand, call us at our Johns Creek location at (678) 474-4917 or Cumming (770) 781-0888