December 18, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Do you want a straighter smile without the bulk of traditional metal braces? With Invisalign you are able to achieve your straight smile without anyone even noticing you are receiving treatment! It is never too late to perfect your teeth and enhance your smile.
For patients in Charlotte, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners to gradually shifts your teeth to their desired position. Invisalign is quickly becoming the preferred teeth straightening option for adults, and our dentist in Charlotte, Dr. Richard Bateman, is available to help you determine if this is the best procedure for your smile.
Invisalign Can Treat an Array of Conditions
One condition that Invisalign can treat is overly crowded teeth. When your teeth are too close together there is not enough room for them to sit in a straight line, so they begin to over-lap with each other. The treatment of Invisalign will aim to open up the space between your teeth so that they can sit next to each other, creating a straighter smile.
Another condition is widely spaced teeth. This is when the space between your teeth is so wide that there are unwanted gaps between your teeth. Even though this can be quickly resolved with veneers, Invisalign braces can gradually push your teeth together eliminating the gaps without having to remove any of your healthy tooth tissue.
Additionally, Invisalign can help in treatment of overbites, under-bites and cross-bites. Overbites occur when your upper teeth stick out further than your lower teeth so that when you bite they do not meet in the middle. With the help of Invisalign, your bite will be brought back into line with one another. Under-bites exist when your lower teeth stick out further than your upper teeth, the opposite of those with an overbite.
Invisalign aligners can be used to move your lower teeth back or your upper teeth forward. Sometimes, even a combination of movement for both of your upper and lower teeth will be used depending on your situation. Lastly, cross-bites are when your bite looks twisted and the aligners are designed to straighten your twisted bite.
If you’re ready to take the next step in getting a straighter smile, speak with Dr. Richard Bateman, your Charlotte, NC dentist, to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. You’ll see results faster than with traditional braces, and no one will even notice you are receiving treatment in Charlotte with Invisalign. Dr. Bateman at Park Crossing Dentistry can help you achieve your best smile yet.