597 W Crossville Rd #100, Roswell, GA 30075 | 770.992.5858

Invisalign®

Invisalign Services at Vlass & Merritt Dental Care

A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and improve your overall well-being. At Vlass & Merritt Dental Care, we understand the desire for straighter teeth, and we’re proud to offer Invisalign® clear aligners as a safe and effective alternative to traditional braces.

Experienced Invisalign Provider

We are a certified Invisalign® provider with extensive experience creating customized treatment plans for patients of all ages. Our dental team stays up-to-date on the latest Invisalign® technology to ensure optimal results for your smile.

Comfortable & Discreet Treatment

Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to undergo orthodontic treatment without sacrificing your confidence. The smooth plastic trays are comfortable to wear and removable for eating and brushing.

Personalized Care for Every Smile

We understand that every smile is unique. Dr. Merritt will work closely with you to develop a personalized Invisalign treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. We'll monitor your progress throughout the process and answer any questions you may have.

Smile Science: How Invisalign Aligns Your Smile with 3D Technology

Invisalign utilizes sophisticated 3D imaging and computer modeling to create a customized treatment plan that maps out the entire tooth movement process. This advanced technology allows Dr. Merritt to predict your results with greater accuracy and potentially achieve your desired smile faster.

Invisalign FAQ's

Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces, including:

  • Discreet: The clear aligners are nearly invisible, so most people won’t even know you’re undergoing treatment.
  • Comfortable: The smooth plastic trays are comfortable to wear and won’t irritate your gums or cheeks like metal brackets and wires can.
  • Removable: You can remove the aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, allowing for better oral hygiene and dietary freedom.
  • Fewer appointments: Invisalign® typically requires fewer adjustments compared to traditional braces.

Invisalign is a great option for many adults and teens seeking straighter teeth. During a consultation, Dr. Merritt will evaluate your teeth and jaw alignment to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you.

The length of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case. However, it’s typically faster than traditional braces, ranging from 6 months to 2 years.

The cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the individual case. During your consultation, we will discuss the cost of treatment and available payment options. We also accept most dental insurance plans, and our team can help you determine your coverage.

Contact our office immediately if you lose an aligner. We can discuss options, which may include moving to the next aligner sooner than planned or having a replacement aligner made.

You will typically need to visit our office every 6-8 weeks to monitor your progress and receive new aligner sets.

You may experience mild discomfort when you switch to a new aligner set as your teeth begin to shift. This discomfort is temporary and usually subsides within a few days.

Brush and floss your teeth before reinserting your aligners. Clean your aligners with a soft toothbrush and lukewarm water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or hot water, which can damage the aligners.

Yes, you can remove your aligners for eating and drinking. However, you should only drink water while wearing your aligners.

To maintain your new smile, Dr. Merritt may recommend wearing a retainer for a period of time.

If you have any further questions about Invisalign or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

Read Our 5-Star Ratings

We are new patients to the practice and have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Joseph Merritt. Dr. Merritt is currently treating my mom who is 90 years old and helping her with some aging gum and teeth issues. The technology that Dr. MERRITT has introduced us to has been absolutely incredible but with technology comes questions. Dr. MERRITT took the time to explain everything to us, step-by-step and answered each and every question. He took his time and made sure Mom understood what he was recommending and why. I was very impressed with his attention to detail and caring approach to each conversation. We just returned from our second visit and again can report another great experience and the communication with the practice has been excellent. Kim coordinated all the transfer of mom’s dental records within an hour, so our visits have been very thorough. Did I mention the amazing technology? It is worth repeating. I am so relieved my mom is in excellent hands and we will be returning to continue the treatments Dr. MERRITT has recommended.
Dr. Vlass is my dentist even though I drive 1.5 hours to his office. I trust his judgment and he does a terrific job with my teeth. As I am advanced in years, and he has had to deal with some sensitive conditions in my mouth with outstanding results. I highly recommend their practice.
Have you ever thought you would take the time to give a dentist a review...let alone 5 stars? Well, me neither, until now. My business is all about relationships, so I pay attention when someone else values and understands that relationships are everything too. Joey Merritt, not only gets it, he embraces it. His actions and professionalism forced me to leave a dental practice that my entire family was immensely happy with when one emergency issue was treated with immediate concern at the expense of his personal time. Prior to Joey meeting me in a bad moment, the only thing we knew about each other was that my wife played tennis with his mom. What I learned after that about him was more than enough to immediately come home and tell my family that we had a new friend and dentist for life. True story.
I LOVE Dr. Merritt! He's so kind and compassionate. He's an incredible dentist! His staff is also on the same level. I've been going there for years. I first saw Dr. Vlass, then Dr. Merritt when he joined the practice. I can't recommend them enough!!
I feel that the staff listens to my concerns when I call and they try to schedule me as soon as possible. When I am seen I am confident of their care of my teeth and dental concerns. The staff is very professional! I have been seen by Dr Vlass and Dr Merritt and both are very caring and exceptional dentists. This is an outstanding dental practice! I love my dentists!!

Ready to Achieve a Straighter,
More Confident Smile?

Invisalign treatment can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Contact Vlass & Merritt Dental Care today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how Invisalign can benefit you. We look forward to helping you create a smile you love!

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Barry L. Vlass, DMD

Dr. Barry Vlass graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in biology in 1976. He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine located in Boston, Massachusetts where he obtained his doctorate in dental medicine (D.M.D.) in 1981.

He began practicing dentistry in Roswell in 1981. Dr. Vlass has enjoyed a successful career in dentistry due to his sincere commitment to continuing education and providing his patients with the latest technology in the field of dentistry.

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Joseph Merritt, DMD

Dr. Joseph Merritt grew up and currently resides in Roswell, Ga., and he is a proud alumnus of Roswell High School. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry.

The driving force of Dr. Merritt’s career is his calling to serve others locally and in communities with limited access to dental care. He has volunteered on multiple dental mission trips to Nicaragua and Jamaica. Dr. Merritt also volunteered at a Free Day of Dentistry several years in a row in Savannah, Ga., where he started his career in dentistry.

Dr. Merritt specializes in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He is also a certified Invisalign provider and extensively trained in dental implants.

Outside of the office, Dr. Merritt enjoys golfing, working out, playing cornhole, and spending time with family and friends — especially with his wife Kellie, daughter Lenny, and dog Lady. Anytime you want to talk about Georgia sports… he’s your guy!

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