Orthodontics Specialist

Nukoa Family Dentistry

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Duluth, GA

In addition to general dentistry, Dr. Juan Carlos Hernandez and Dr. Claudia Urrego-Torres also provide orthodontic services at their location in Duluth, Georgia. At Nukoa Family Dentistry, they offer advanced Invisalign® technology to straighten and realign crooked teeth. The Invisalign series of aligner trays have been successful in straightening the teeth of over 4 million people worldwide. Call or book online to inquire about teeth straightening.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and correcting jaws and teeth that are misaligned. Both Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Urrego-Torres are skilled in the design, control, and application of corrective tools such as braces and aligners.

The negative impact of improperly positioned or misaligned teeth goes beyond aesthetics and affects your daily life. Crooked teeth can be painful and harder to clean, and are at higher risk for tooth decay.

You may be a candidate for orthodontic treatments if you have:

  • An overbite
  • An underbite
  • Missing teeth
  • Gaps or spaces between the teeth
  • Crowding (more teeth than can properly fit on your dental ridge)

There are numerous appliances, both fixed and removable, that are used to realign and move teeth. Your Nukoa dentist will discuss the options with you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an advanced, modern approach to teeth straightening, using a series of custom-made aligner trays. The trays are almost invisible and made of smooth, durable plastic that fits comfortably over your teeth.

About every two weeks, you move on to a new set of aligners. Each one is specifically designed to make incremental changes in the positioning of your teeth. Over time, these trays shift your teeth into proper alignment.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is a noninvasive method for straightening your teeth, and the aligners work for people of all ages, including children and teens. It’s effective for the mildest to the most severe cases of misalignment.

Invisalign offers several advantages over metal braces. For instance, there are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate or poke the gums. The initial goal of Invisalign was to make the aligners comfortable, invisible, and removable.

The aligner trays must be worn for at least 20 hours a day for the best results.

Nukoa Family Dentistry proudly offers Invisalign invisible aligners — achieve your desired smile with the latest teeth straightening technology.

Call or book an appointment online to inquire about Invisalign.