Posts for tag: Invisalign
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.
Nearly invisible braces could finally fix dental crookedness and other alignment issues.
When it comes to getting braces many people think they are too old for treatment, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, our dentists in South Charlotte, NC Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer and Dr. Shraddha Apte make it easy for patients of all ages, particularly late teens and adults, to finally straighten their smiles without the embarrassing metal mouth.
The answer to your dental alignment issues lies in Invisalign, a nearly invisible series of clear, flexible aligners that are custom-fitted to your upper and/or lower set of teeth to move certain teeth into the ideal position.
Unlike metal brackets and wires that are attached to the front of your teeth, Invisalign uses aligners that look similar to whitening trays. Besides the fact that other people won’t notice your treatment, getting Invisalign from our dentists in South Charlotte, NC can offer a host of other benefits as well:
Invisalign can easily adapt to your lifestyle rather than the other way around. This makes it a great option for college-bound teens and working adults who don’t have time to worry about the frustrations of traditional metal braces. They make mealtime, oral care routines and sporting activities so much easier than with traditional braces.
Unlike regular braces, Invisalign aligners are completely removable. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should just remove them whenever you want (you’ll want to wear them as much as possible to get the best results). But whenever you are eating, drinking or brushing and flossing your teeth you can just pop out your aligners to make all these activities easier. Nothing about your routine has to change.
Metal brackets and wires don’t scream comfort. But when you opt for Invisalign you’ll certainly be getting the more comfortable end of the deal. This thermoplastic is flexible and is designed to fit snuggly over your teeth, which unlike metal, won’t be as irritating to sensitive gums or tissue.
Invisalign has been giving millions of people healthier smiles and it could do the same for you. Turn to Park Crossing Dentistry in Charlotte, NC for all of your orthodontic, general and cosmetic dentistry needs.
It’s never too late to get a straighter smile in South Charlotte.
While braces might seem like they are meant for kids, you would be surprised to hear how many adults are also opting to get braces. In fact, about 20 percent of all braces wearers are adults. However, most adults can agree that they don’t want to deal with wearing bulky metal braces during their treatment. Luckily, they don’t have to with Invisalign.
Invisalign is a revolutionary new set of braces that does away with metal brackets and wires and instead opts for clear plastic trays. These custom-designed aligners go over the upper and lower teeth to straighten your smile quickly and effectively. These aligners are removable and most patients wear anywhere from 18 to 30 different aligners throughout the course of their treatment, depending on the severity of their case.
Once we deem you a good candidate for Invisalign we will take impressions of your smile and send this information to a lab, which will use our information to create customized aligners to help move your teeth into the proper place. Once these aligners are designed we will have you come in for your first fitting to make sure your Invisalign is comfortable and fits properly.
You will continue to come back every eight weeks to make sure that your Invisalign aligners are working properly and that your treatment is progressing as it should. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and is only removed to brush, floss, and eat and drink. After two weeks you will replace your aligner with a new set in your treatment series.
Invisalign is a good option for teenagers and adults who are looking to fix common dental issues:
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked, twisted and protruding teeth
- Malocclusions (e.g. overbites, underbites, crossbites, etc)
Invisalign can handle most mild to moderate cases, as well as some more serious cases. We will be able to decide whether Invisalign is right for you once we examine your smile.
If you are looking to get a straighter smile, there has never been a better time than now. Your South Charlotte dentist, Dr. Richard Bateman is currently offering a coupon that takes $300 off the regular Invisalign price. Call Park Crossing Dentistry today to schedule your orthodontic consultation and take advantage of this offer before it disappears.