What is Invisalign?
September 1, 2016
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 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 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.