What is Invisalign?

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Patients appreciate Invisalign because some of the common inconveniences associated with traditional braces are avoided. There are no special tooth brushes necessary for cleaning, no painful cuts and tears to the gums and cheeks from the appliances, and no food trapping that is common around the brackets of traditional braces.

Invisalign aligners can easily be removed to eat or brush your teeth and therefore cause very little disruption to you normal routine.

How Do Clear Braces Work?

  • We will take the impressions, photographs, and x-rays necessary to fit you for your aligners.
  • You will wear each set of aligners for two weeks. These aligners should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  • Your teeth move gradually over the course of treatment as you change out your aligners every two weeks.
  • We will ask that you schedule an appointment every six weeks so we can monitor your progress.

Invisalign has been successful in treating many dental conditions, including spacing between teeth and tightly crowded areas. It can also be effective in some cases to correct more difficult conditions such as overbites, underbites, and even crossbites. Your total treatment time can average anywhere between 6 to 15 months and the average number of aligners is between 18 and 30 sets. These numbers vary on a case by case basis.

Speak With An Invisalign Dentist

Only a dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Contact our South Charlotte dentists and you could be on your way to the straight teeth you have always wanted!!