Crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth can affect your appearance, increase your risk of cavities, and lower your confidence.
Comfortable, discreet Invisalign® aligners from South Point Family Dentistry in Belmont, NC, let you avoid traditional braces.
Why do dental patients choose Invisalign over metal braces?
Invisalign Benefits Designed With Your Comfort & Needs in Mind
Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic. The trays are designed to fit snugly in your mouth so other people barely notice you're undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Many patients have commented that braces can irritate the insides of the cheeks. Invisalign aligners are smooth so they won't irritate the soft tissues of your mouth.
Traditional orthodontic appliances are cemented to your teeth throughout treatment, but Invisalign clear aligners can be removed when you eat, brush, and floss. While you straighten your smile, you can continue to brush and floss normally and enjoy your favorite foods.
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Drs. Gary McCord and Christopher Maino will ask about your goals, examine your bite, and see if Invisalign treatment is right for you. We serve patients of all ages in the greater Charlotte region.
Some people may be embarrassed by traditional braces and want more discreet orthodontic treatment. An aligner is clear and does not stand out as much compared to braces. Each aligner is custom-fitted and removable, making them easier to maintain than traditional orthodontic treatments.
Request a consultation to learn what Invisalign can do for your smile.
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How Does Invisalign Compare to Conventional Orthodontics?
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of traditional braces, our Belmont and Charlotte patients can undergo Invisalign orthodontic treatment, which relies on nearly invisible aligner trays. These clear aligners are the secret to transforming your smile. They are custom created from impressions the dentist takes of your mouth. Using these impressions, a series of custom-made plastic aligners will be created. When you wear the aligners, they will gently and gradually shift your teeth into the correct position.
About every two weeks, you will move to the next set of aligners. Each patient has a different degree of misalignment, which affects how long the treatment lasts, but in most cases, treatment will last from six months to two years.
An important part of the Invisalign method is your willingness to stick with the treatment plan. This includes wearing your aligner trays for the mandatory 20 to 22 hours each day. You can remove the aligners to eat, floss, and brush your teeth.
The Invisalign Treatment Can Be Right for Patients of All Ages
Hundreds of patients have achieved a straighter smile with our orthodontists using these clear aligners. Invisalign is a popular dentistry treatment for patients of any age. Whether you're an adult, teenager, or a child, Invisalign can help realign anyone's teeth.
Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are clear and discreet, making them a perfect fit for anyone who may be embarrassed by orthodontic treatment.
Request a consultation or call our Belmont, NC, office, and we can discuss the Invisalign treatment in depth with you.
Invisalign Treatment Timeline
Simple Steps to a Better Smile
Comfortable, discreet Invisalign trays make correcting your smile as easy as 1, 2, 3.
What a Straighter Smile Can Do For Your Health
Having straighter teeth can make you feel better about your appearance, boosting your self-confidence.
Improve Oral Hygiene
Crowded teeth can be difficult to brush and floss.
Straight, evenly spaced teeth are easier to clean, preventing decay or gum disease.
Fewer Headaches; Better Sleep
Misaligned teeth can offset your jaw, causing joint aches and headaches. Straighter teeth will align your jaw properly, reducing and potentially eliminating any headaches stemming from jaw pain. An aligned jaw can also reduce sleep apnea symptoms.
A Closer Look at How a Clear Aligner Fits
How to Maintain Your Results
Maintain Good Oral Health
Straighter teeth are easier to clean, and maintaining good oral health will reduce your chances of developing cavities, gum disease, and other issues.
Brushing and flossing at least twice a day and keeping regular checkups with your dentist will maximize your Invisalign results.
Wear a Retainer
Wearing a retainer is one of the best ways to maintain your smile. Depending on the results of your treatment, our orthodontists may recommend wearing a retainer while you sleep or during the day. In some cases, the last set of Invisalign aligners can be used as a retainer. It will help prevent your teeth from shifting and maintain your new smile for years.
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