Invisalign - Denver, NC
Invisible Treatment, Visible Results
Discreetly Straighten Teeth with Invisalign®
Crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, or misaligned bite? If you need braces but aren’t interested in the traditional bracket-and-wire systems, we have a clear alternative—Invisalign®! Using a series of clear aligners, we offer Invisalign in Denver, NC to discreetly straighten crooked teeth. These aligners look like transparent retainers that fit snuggly over your teeth. With simple removal, you can continue to eat your favorite foods and maintain your normal hygiene routine with ease. Best of all, you’ll be able to achieve an attractive, healthy smile without the discomfort of traditional braces and without friends and family even noticing!
Why Choose Invisalign?
Improving More than Crooked Teeth
Invisalign can transform how your smile looks by giving you beautiful, straight teeth. This has numerous benefits beyond cosmetic improvements, though. Crooked teeth increase the risk that bacterial plaque from food debris becomes trapped between the crevices of teeth. This plaque, if it hardens into tartar, can cause cavities and lead to the development of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease.
Crooked teeth can also cause bite issues, teeth grinding and clenching, and TMJ and jaw pain. Straight teeth make it possible for you to properly brush and floss your teeth. You’ll discover that your oral hygiene routine will become easier and have better results. Similarly, aligned teeth will improve how your teeth fit together, helping to resolve functional problems associated with crooked teeth and a bad bite (malocclusion). Overall, Invisalign treatment from our experienced dentist in Denver, NC will improve the health and function of your smile, in addition to providing natural smile aesthetics and a boost to your confidence!
Our Personalized Invisalign Treatment
Our Denver, NC dentist is trained and certified in Invisalign and will monitor your treatment to ensure you receive the beautiful and functional results you want. We know the cost of your orthodontics treatment may be the first concern you have which is why we accept major insurance companies and we even offer third-party financing solutions for your convenience.
Your treatment begins with a consultation with our Invisalign dentist to verify your candidacy and current oral health. Virtually all patients are candidates for Invisalign if complex bite problems aren’t present. Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth that will be used to create your series of custom clear aligners. You’ll need to wear these aligners for 20-22 hours each day, though you can remove them to eat and drink as well as to brush and floss your teeth. As you progress through the series of aligners, you’ll notice your teeth slowly moving into place, soon to reveal your beautiful, straight smile. Your attractive new smile will help you feel more confident and live healthier long-term!
Discreetly And Comfortably Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign®
You have many options to replace a single missing tooth, but none come close to the lasting function and esthetics of a permanent dental implant. At Avason Family Dentistry, we are committed to your oral health as well as the aesthetics of your smile. For this reason, Dr. Frank Avason III offers innovative Invisalign® to improve cosmetic and functional orthodontic issues. At our Denver, NC practice, we will explain all of your options, helping you select the most suitable approach for you. If you struggle with simple misalignment or a more serious overbite, underbite, or crossbite, Invisalign® may be appropriate. The treatment uses clear aligner trays to straighten teeth in the same timeframe needed for traditional braces. At the same time, the aligners are much subtler and more comfortable than metal brackets.
Before recommending Invisalign®, Dr. Avason will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment. The aligners can address aesthetic concerns, as well as overall bite misalignment. However, if you suffer from particularly severe malocclusion, we will typically refer you to an orthodontist. We also refer teens to orthodontic specialists. Along with the alignment of your teeth, we will consider your overall oral health. To qualify for Invisalign®, you should not have any cavities or gum disease. However, once these conditions have been treated, you will very likely be eligible for Invisalign®. As an alternative, we also offer Six Month Smiles®. If you struggle with minor aesthetic issues, this second option may be more appropriate since it is faster and highly affordable. Six Month Smiles® can also be a good solution if it is likely that you will forget to wear your aligner trays.
What to Expect When You Choose Invisalign®
During your first Invisalign® appointment, Dr. Avason will take impressions of your teeth so that our lab can create comfortable, accurate aligners. You will receive your series of BPA-free plastic trays during your second appointment. At this time, Dr. Avason will provide instructions on how to use and care for your aligners. Typically, you will wear each tray for two to three weeks. Like braces, they will place a gentle force on your teeth, which will shift them over time. The duration of your treatment will depend on the severity of your misalignment, how your teeth respond, and how well you follow Dr. Avason’s instructions. On average, Invisalign® treatment takes about 12 to 18 months. However, treatment time varies from patient to patient. For some, desired results could occur in six months, whereas other cases could take up to two years. Once your treatment is complete, Dr. Avason will provide you with a retainer to help your newly straightened teeth stay in place.
The Advantages of Invisalign®
Invisalign® offers numerous benefits, especially over standard metal braces. First, the aligners are extremely subtle. Since they are clear and custom-made for your teeth, very few people will realize that you are wearing them. Second, Invisalign® is more comfortable than braces since the trays place less pressure on your teeth. The aligners have a smooth outer surface that will not irritate the inside of your mouth. Additionally, the aligners are very convenient. Since you can remove them to eat, you will not have any restrictions on your diet. You can also brush your teeth more thoroughly, reducing your risk for decay. For teens, you no longer have to straighten your teeth the old-fashioned way, with metal braces. The Invisalign Teen system lets you do it the modern, hygienic way. Your new smile is created with the most innovative technology, a series of clear aligners that are custom-fit to your teeth. But the first thing you should know is that an average treatment takes about a year. Plus your treatment can begin even if you don’t have all of your permanent teeth. Invisalign Teen was designed to meet your needs.
Improve your confidence with Invisalign!
Schedule your orthodontics consultation in Denver, NC today.