Perfect Your Smile With Invisalign in Charlotte, NC!
Braces are used to correct issues such as overbite or underbite, crowding, crooked teeth, spacing, and more. Other issues such as jaw or TMJ pain, problems with eating and chewing, and grinding of the teeth may also be corrected with orthodontics. A popular, newer alternative to braces is Invisalign in Charlotte, NC. Traditional orthodontics consist of brackets and wires, while Invisalign in Charlotte, NC has a discreet look and can do the same job as regular braces.
Invisalign is developed by Align Technology, which claims dentists in more than 45 countries have used their treatment. This orthodontic treatment usually consists of diagnostic photographs of the teeth, preliminary radiographs (X-rays), and impressions (molds) of the mouth.
Depending on the severity, crowded teeth or wisdom teeth may need to be removed before orthodontic treatment can begin. If you decide to get Invisalign, your general dentist or orthodontist will explain during your consultation if removing crowded teeth or crowded wisdom teeth is necessary. During treatment application, your general dentist or orthodontist will create a set of clear plastic aligners that are worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set every, one to two weeks.
Invisalign is typically worn for one to two years to straighten your teeth over time. The major difference between metal braces and Invisalign is that Invisalign trays can be removed. The trays can be removed when brushing and flossing teeth, and during mealtimes.
The cost of Invisalign depends on many different facts such as the extent of the alignment your teeth require, and the number of aligners needed throughout treatment. Just like traditional metal braces, Invisalign requires having good oral hygiene throughout treatment. It’s important to remove your aligners before every meal and to thoroughly brush your teeth afterward to avoid plaque and debris buildup.
Flossing is also necessary for keeping your teeth clean, especially when you have braces. It’s key to keep teeth clean in areas covered by braces that are more susceptible to decalcification. Fluoride mouthwash can also help with preventing cavities and white spots during treatment. Follow your dentist’s instructions on how to best care for your aligners.
Call Holt Family Dentistry to learn more about our Invisalign services in Charlotte, NC. You can reach us at (704) 542-2325 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Holt!