Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? If so, we can offer an alternative to metal braces with the clear Invisalign® system. We can also use this to help people abandoned by the sudden bankruptcy of Smile Direct Club. At your Hickory, NC, dentist’s office, we can help you treat your misalignment with clear Invisalign® aligners.
The Importance of Tackling Your Uneven Smile
Dental misalignment could occur due to issues in childhood, or even as a result of injury or tooth loss in the teen or adult years. Uneven smiles make thorough brushing and flossing a difficult process and leave the smile vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. You could also be more susceptible to concerns like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You need treatment to shift your teeth into a proper position to improve your oral health and bite function, as well as your smile’s appearance. Our team can conduct an examination to see if Invisalign ® aligners are right for you.
The Process of Creating Custom Orthodontics
The treatment process doesn’t require any metal brackets or wires at all, instead we use a series of aligners made from a clear and BPA-free material to shift the teeth and offer a more attractive smile. We take detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles to create a 3D impression, one far more accurate than traditional physical impressions. Then information is then used by experts in a lab setting to create your custom aligners. When they’re ready, you can start treatment!
The Invisalign® System
With Invisalign®, you will wear a set of plastic aligners for about 20 to 2 hours a day on average. You can remove them before meals, brushing and flossing, and special occasions, but you must adhere to the number of hours we set to see optimal results in the time frame we discussed. Every two weeks, you start wearing the next set in the series, and the process continues for about a year in most cases. Being removable means you have an easier time brushing and flossing, protecting your smile from cavities and inflammation. Removability also means easier times eating, as you don’t have to worry about foods being caught in orthodontics and you don’t have to avoid certain items.
If you have poor alignment and want to see a straighter smile without metal braces, then talk to our team about the Invisalign® system. We want to help you transform your smile in 2024, so give us a call today!
Talk to Your Hickory, NC, Dentist About Cosmetic Dentistry
We want to help you start your path to an even smile with clear and comfortable cosmetic orthodontics. To learn more about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, please contact our office in Hickory, NC, by calling (828) 328-5581.