Invisalign Clear Braces In Gastonia, NC

We are pleased to be a provider of Invisalign® clear aligners, a revolutionary method of getting a beautiful, straight smile without the discomfort of metal braces. Invisalign is a discreet method of straightening teeth that works for adults and teenagers alike! Many adults have always wanted a straighter smile but haven't wanted to hassle with traditional braces. Others have had braces before but their teeth have shifted out of alignment.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign Clear Braces
Before treatment begins, a computer-generated, individualized plan is created for each patient. The Invisalign system then produces clear aligners that are worn over the teeth like a retainer for at least 22 hours a day. Every two weeks you will switch to a new set of clear aligners so that gradually the aligners push your teeth into alignment. Although we'll give you multiple sets at a time, you'll still come in regularly to make sure your treatment is progressing as planned.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Straightening your teeth has many benefits other than merely improving one's appearance. A straight smile is easier to keep clean, which reduces the chances of decay and gum disease. Additionally, properly aligned teeth reduce the type of tension that causes jaw pain and headaches. So why choose Invisalign clear braces instead of traditional metal braces?

  • Invisalign aligners are clear so they are barely noticeable.
  • The aligners can be removed so it's easy to keep your teeth and gums clean.
  • There are no food restrictions because the aligners are removed when you eat.
  • Generally the treatment is completed a little quicker than traditional braces.
  • The plastic aligners are more comfortable to wear then metal brackets and wires.
  • It's a good choice for busy people because fewer office visits are required during treatment.

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Invisalign for Teenagers

While wearing braces is a right of passage for many teens, some are self-conscious with noticeable metal brackets. There are also worries over broken wires or damaged brackets. For teens who can commit to wearing their aligners for the required 22 hours a day, Invisalign could be a better solution. Teenagers often have a hard time thoroughly brushing and flossing with traditional braces so removable aligners can help them keep their smile healthier during their orthodontic treatment. Removable clear braces also make it a lot easier to eat pizza with friends!

Should Invisalign feel tight?

This question has a bit of nuance to it. Invisalign should fit snuggly, which some patients may view as “tight,” but the aligners should not feel unbearably uncomfortable or painful. Talk with your dentist about any discomfort you experience to distinguish expected side effects from potential issues with your aligners or their tracking.

Can Invisalign fix gaps?

Yes! Invisalign addresses many of the same bite problems as traditional braces! There are, however, some special conditions where Invisalign alone may not be the preferred solution. The best way to know how well Invisalign can address issues with your bite is by giving us a call to schedule a consultation. After a thorough exam, our expert staff can answer any further questions you may have.

Should I see an Invisalign dentist vs an orthodontist?

An Invisalign dentist will be a general practitioner who provides a range of dental services, including orthodontics. An orthodontist is a specialist who has undergone additional training and education specifically to address and prevent bite issues. Talking with your dentist is always the best choice if you’re unsure about whether your smile needs the input of a specialist.

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Invisalign Clear BracesClear aligners can correct almost all misalignments. Don't assume that your teeth are too crooked without talking to our Gastonia dental team. A consultation will confirm whether you or your teen will be a good candidate. The average price of Invisalign is comparable to other orthodontic treatments and we offer multiple payment options to make your treatment affordable.

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