Getting straight and beautiful teeth is an aspiration for a range of patients, from teens and mature adults. But for some individuals, crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth may be standing in the way. While these conditions can certainly impact the appearance of the smile, many adult and teen patients find the lengthy process of traditional braces unappealing. For this reason, the experienced dental practitioners at DentalWorks - Carmel Village offer Invisalign braces and are excited to share the positive impacts they can have your smile. Numerous individuals across Charlotte, NC have enjoyed the wonderful aesthetic and health benefits of this advanced clear aligner system.
WHY CHOOSE INVISALIGN?
To help patients who are missing the desire to endure a lengthier orthodontic solution, this barely visible tray method can give Charlotte, NC people a speedier path to an even, more confident smile. Invisalign offers a level of discretion unattainable with traditional braces — even with tooth-colored ceramic options. Invisalign clear aligners are removable and made from a flexible, practically invisible patented material called SmartTrack®. These cosmetic braces eliminate the look and feel of bulky hardware and are often an effective solution for both teen and adult orthodontics. If this sounds like it might be the ideal solution for you or your family’s busy lifestyle, our team at DentalWorks - Carmel Village hopes that you continue reading to learn more about who could benefit the most from this innovative orthodontic solution.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR INVISALIGN?
This orthodontic option is generally preferred by many Charlotte, NC people due to its ease, convenience, and barely visible look. While Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment alternative for many patients, traditional braces may still be the best treatment option in certain situations. Ideal candidates for Invisalign orthodontic treatment may include those to who:
- Have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite
- Have gapped teeth or overcrowding
- Have crooked or overlapping teeth
- Have narrow arches
- Are relapsed cases
- Are seeking an initial orthodontic treatment
- Are pre-teens and teenagers
- Are working adults
- Are athletes or musicians
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TREATMENT PROCESS
Invisalign orthodontics could be used to improve a diverse range of orthodontic issues in only a portion of the treatment time of metal braces. Computer-generated and custom-designed for each individual, Invisalign straightens and improves tooth positioning through individual sets of aligner trays that make up a unique and personalized treatment system. Our Charlotte, NC dentists use advanced technology to digitally map out the process, planning the precise movement of the teeth. This information is then sent to a special Invisalign dental lab, where the series of trays is customized to meet individual patient needs. Each aligner set is worn on the upper and lower teeth for about a week. As one set is traded for the next, the teeth begin to gradually move toward their target locations while guided by the gentle force created from each unique aligner set. Apart from the expedited and discreet nature of Invisalign for teen and adult orthodontics, patients often find the treatment process to be easier to manage and less disruptive to their daily lives.
The clear aligners sit snugly but may be conveniently removed prior to eating and drinking and for normal oral care. There are no dietary limitations associated with Invisalign, which allows our patients to still enjoy their favorite foods and avoid uncomfortable gum, cheek, or lip irritation. Patients who are active in sports and those who play musical instruments do not need to worry about their braces getting in the way, as the clear aligners can be easily removed for such activities. Once treatment with Invisalign is complete and the teeth are straight and aligned, clear Vivera® Invisalign retainers are made from the same flexible material as the aligner trays. The process of wearing Vivera retainers following active orthodontic treatment helps teeth maintain their new positions. Your retainer will feel similar to the smooth, comfortable Invisalign trays used throughout your treatment.
ACHIEVE A HEALTHIER, MORE BEAUTIFUL SMILE IN NO TIME WITH INVISALIGN
Invisalign aligners are often an ideal treatment for young individuals and older patients alike seeking a speedier, more hidden method to align their teeth. The best way to learn if this option can rapidly improve your smile is through a consultation with our Invisalign dentists at DentalWorks - Carmel Village. Get in touch with our Charlotte, NC practice today to set up an orthodontic consultation with our experienced team. A straight, attractive smile may be closer than you think!