Posts for category: Invisalign Clear Braces
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.
When you’re wearing metal braces, it is almost impossible to hide them from the world. Even if you try to hide them when you talk or laugh, the metal parts will be noticeable. This is why many patients want Invisalign braces instead. Depending on your orthodontic concerns, an Invisalign treatment at Park Crossing Dentistry, in South Charlotte, NC, may help you straighten your teeth and get a much more attractive smile.
What Is Invisalign?
Though they are firmly rooted, the teeth can be adjusted with gentle force over a period of time. The traditional way to achieve this is by using metal brackets and wires, but there is another option that has become very popular with patients. Invisalign is a treatment that substitutes those metal braces with clear plastic trays that align the teeth. The more you wear these trays, the more your teeth settle into the well-defined grooves until your whole smile has realigned.
Would It Help You?
Your dentist may be able to help your smile with “invisible” aligners if you have a relatively minor orthodontic problem. Examples of treatable issues are small gaps between the teeth or a tooth that is positioned higher than another on the gum line. Tooth crowding and overlapping can also be resolved with aligning trays. If you have a strong desire to have a better-looking smile but really don’t feel comfortable wearing braces for a long period of time, visit your South Charlotte cosmetic dentistry office to see if you're a candidate for Invisalign.
Starting an Invisalign Treatment
There’s no need to worry about any discomfort or inconvenience when you begin an Invisalign treatment. The first step is getting pictures and impressions of your smile so that a before-and-after plan can be mapped out by your orthodontist. The dentist will send your impressions to a special lab where your custom trays will be created in a matter of days. You must visit your orthodontist's office regularly to pick up each new tray and consult with your dentist about the progress of your treatment.
Getting Your Trays
You may be surprised by how quickly you will be wearing your first Invisalign tray after visiting Park Crossing Dentistry, a cosmetic dentistry office in South Charlotte, NC, that's focused on providing patients with high levels of care. Schedule your initial consultation today by calling 704-541-5059 for an appointment with Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer, or Dr. Emerald Powell.
Find out how a simple nearly invisible orthodontic system could give you a straight smile.
As an adult, you may think the ship has sailed on having a straight, beautiful smile but our South Charlotte, NC, dentists Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer and Dr. Emerald Powell are here to tell you that this is far from the truth. Thanks to Invisalign, it’s now easier than ever for teens and adults to get the smiles they want without having to wear metal braces in order to do it.
What is Invisalign?
By now, most people have heard of Invisalign; however, how much do you actually know about this treatment? Invisalign consists of a set of clear aligners (that look similar to whitening trays) that are custom-made to fit tightly over your teeth to provide ample force and pressure to move teeth into the ideal alignment.
How do Invisalign aligners work?
Each aligner is custom-made by an Invisalign lab based on specific movements that our South Charlotte, NC, general dentists map out based on images taken of your mouth. Thanks to this amazing software, we can map out exactly how each aligner will shift teeth, which teeth will need to shift and how far they will move with each new aligner. Aligners are worn for about two weeks at a time before being replaced with the next set. Over time, you’ll begin to see the changes to your smile.
What is life like with Invisalign?
Most people worry that the minute they get braces that everything will change. Luckily, Invisalign fits right into your lifestyle, making it simple to go about your normal routine but also working to get the smile you want.
Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out prior to eating or brushing/flossing your teeth. Since you can remove your aligners you don’t have any food restrictions and you can continue to brush and floss normally without having to worry about cleaning around metal wires and brackets to remove food and plaque buildup.
Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC, is ready to help you take the next steps to achieving your dream smile. If you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign then it’s time to call us today to schedule your consultation.
Park Crossing Dentistry is offering $500 off all new treatment for Invisalign clear braces beginning October 17th through December 30th. Call our office today at 704-541-5059 for more information. Some restrictions may apply.
We are excited to announce our upcoming Invisalign Clear Braces special. When you start treatment between October 1 and November 30, you will receive $500 off plus free in-office whitening after treatment is completed! Some restrictions may apply. Call today for details and to schedule a complimentary consultation!