Find out what makes someone an ideal candidate for nearly invisible braces.
Having a misaligned smile doesn’t just put a damper on your appearance—it can also negatively impact your oral health. In fact, crooked teeth can leave you prone to decay and even dental damage. Although many adults think that it’s too late to get braces, it’s never too late to turn to our South Charlotte, NC, dentists, Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer, and Dr. Emerald Powell, to achieve a straighter smile! Furthermore, given that Invisalign offers a completely clear approach to orthodontic treatment, there’s never been a better time to realign those teeth!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a set of clear, plastic aligners that cover an entire row of teeth and apply pressure to the right areas of your teeth to help shift and reposition them into a straighter smile. Each aligner looks similar to a whitening tray and is custom-made to fit your teeth. They are made from thin, transparent thermoplastic, which creates a transparent appearance with a comfortable fit.
Who can benefit from getting Invisalign?
The number one question that most patients have is, “Am I right for Invisalign?” Well, there are several things that our South Charlotte dentists will need to consider before deeming you an appropriate candidate for Invisalign.
These factors include:
The issues you want to treat: During your consultation, we will perform an oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums. We will also sit down with you to find out what problems you want to correct with the help of Invisalign. Invisalign can tackle a host of misalignment issues such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor crookedness or twisting
- Open bites
Of course, Invisalign won’t be able to fix all dental problems. If you are dealing with more complicated tooth or jaw movements, then traditional braces will be more effective.
Your age: That’s right; your age plays a role in whether or not Invisalign is right for you. The target range is late teens to adulthood. Although it’s never too late and you are never too old to get a straighter smile, the teeth of children and young teens are still growing, which means that aligners just won’t be able to apply the proper amount of pressure to these growing teeth to move them around.
Your dedication to treatment: You are an integral part of your treatment plan and you can alter whether you get the results you want or not. That’s why it’s important that you wear your aligners as often as possible, or for at least about 22 hours each and every day if you want a straighter smile.
Call Us Today!
Are you ready to say “yes” to Invisalign? If so, then let’s schedule your consultation today to find out if Invisalign can meet your treatment goals. Call Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC, at (704) 541-5059 to learn more.
We have you covered! As a service to our patients who do not have dental insurance, we proudly offer our Dental Savings Plan (DSP). DSP is a yearly membership program offered exclusively by Park Crossing Dentistry for those who want to maintain their dental health but are without insurance. It is a reduced-fee plan for families and individuals that allows members quality dental services at greatly reduced fees. For 12 months from the date of signup, each member gets 2 regular cleanings, 2 exams, 1 set of cavity-detecting x-rays and 20% off any dental procedures. We are happy to report that the price for this plan will not increase in 2019. For more information, give us a call at 704-541-5059 or visit our website at parkcrossingdentistry.com
Seeing a dentist regularly is an essential aspect of keeping you and your family’s oral health in great shape. However, a busy home life can quickly cause you to put off scheduling cleanings or just forget about an appointment altogether. Luckily, a family dentist can help you maintain your family’s oral health, benefiting you in more ways than one. Find out more about family dentistry and what it can mean for your family with Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer, and Dr. Emerald Powell at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC.
What is a family dentist?
Family dentistry focuses on treating patients of all ages and dental situations while performing a variety of procedures. Though other dentists specialize in certain areas of dentistry or focus mainly on certain age groups, a family dentist does it all, from performing a child's dental exam to doing an extraction in an older individual.
How can a family dentist help my family?
A family dentist is particularly interesting for people with busy families since it allows you to consolidate your or your children’s appointments into a single day or timeframe. This can save you a trip, eliminating the need to take extra days off work or school to ensure everyone makes their dental appointments. Additionally, family dentists keep your whole family’s records in one place, giving you easy access if you ever needed them.
Family Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC
The American Dental Association recommends that anyone, regardless of age or dental needs, see their dentist at least twice a year for routine dental examinations and cleanings. These visits allow your dentist to find and treat issues like teeth decay and gum disease in their earliest stages with the least invasive procedures available. Regular cleanings remove any plaque or tartar from the teeth, a process which stops the early stages of teeth decay before they become an issue like a cavity.
For more information on family dentistry, please contact Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer, and Dr. Emerald Powell at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC. Call (704) 541-5059 to schedule your appointment with your family dentist today!
Fun was had by all at our annual Park Crossing Dentistry Christmas Party! It was a time of firsts. For some team members, it was their first time eating sushi. In addition, we played a new Christmas gift-exchange game that was a big hit. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
Find out what type of dentures will fit your tooth loss needs.
No matter whether you are missing a couple or all of your teeth, our South Charlotte, NC, dentists Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer and Dr. Emerald Powell have a variety of tooth replacement options to help replace your missing teeth and to give you back a full smile. If you are looking for a fast, simple solution for restoring your smile then you may want to consider how dentures could improve your oral health.
What are dentures?
Dentures are an oral prosthetic designed to replace your missing teeth. In most cases, dentures are a removable set of teeth made up of a plastic foundation and a set of false teeth. The plastic foundation is designed to mimic the appearance of real gum tissue. While dentures won’t function in the exact same way as real teeth, dentures do provide many people with complete, healthy-looking smiles.
What are the different kinds of dentures available in South Charlotte, NC?
The two main types of dentures are partial and full dentures. Partial dentures are used when you are missing some teeth but still have healthy teeth left. On the other hand, full dentures are used when you are missing an entire row of teeth. Conventional dentures are designed to specifically fit your mouth, which will require our dentist to take impressions of your mouth beforehand.
Of course, if you have to get a tooth extraction to remove certain diseased or damaged teeth, we will need to give your gums time to heal from the procedure before placing permanent dentures; however, we understand the importance of being able to have teeth to chew and speak during those weeks where your gums are healing. In this case, our South Charlotte, NC, restorative dentist will place immediate dentures. They will provide you with teeth during the healing process.
Nowadays many adults are turning to dental implants to replace their teeth. Did you know that implants can also help denture wearers? If you find that your dentures move or shift around in your mouth, particularly when trying to talk or eat certain foods, this might be a bit frustrating. But by getting dental implants, these metal restorations can easily hold your false teeth in place so they don’t move around.
Are you interested in getting dentures to restore your missing teeth? If you want to find out if you are a good candidate for dentures then call Park Cross Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC, for your consultation.
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