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10009 Park Cedar Dr. Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28210
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invisalignMany of our South Charlotte dentist patients come to our office for Invisalign therapy because they desire straighter teeth. While the cosmetic benefits are certainly an important factor, straight teeth can also mean a healthier smile as well.
Before we discuss these benefits, it’s important to define just what Invisalign therapy is. Invisalign is an orthodontic service that serves as an alternative to braces. Invisalign can correct mild to moderate dental alignment issues by having the patient wear invisible aligners that snap on over the teeth. Every two weeks, the patient replaces the aligners with a new set to continually straighten the teeth over time -- and without anyone ever knowing you are straightening your teeth.
Invisalign offers numerous benefits to Dr. Bateman’s South Charlotte dentist patients, including:

Healthier Teeth

When teeth become crowded or twisted, the gums cannot fit as well around your teeth. This can result in reddened, swollen gums. When your teeth are straighter, your gums can be healthier, reducing your risk for periodontal disease.

Improved Cleaning

Straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth. This is because food particles can fit more easily in between crooked teeth. Also, if you choose braces to straighten your teeth, food particles can become trapped as well. Because you can remove the Invisalign aligners when eating, you do not have to restrict your diet.

Better Cosmetic Appearance

A 2012 survey from Kelton Research found that people with straight teeth are more likely to appear successful, have a better personality and have a better social life. An estimated 73 percent of respondents also said they were more likely to trust someone with straight teeth.
For more information on South Charlotte Invisalign therapy, please call Dr. Bateman’s office at (704) 541-5059.
Invisalign South Charlotte 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. 

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