Dr. Greg Reece and his staff offer Invisalign treatment for crooked teeth at Dentistry of the Queen City. This treatment offers many benefits for patients who want a straighter and healthier smile. If you have any questions about this treatment or any dental concerns you may have, our friendly staff will be happy to answer them for you.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth can cause:
- Speech issues
- Uneven bite
- Wear and tear
- Cracked teeth
- Jaw strain
If you have crooked teeth and have noticed any of these problems, call our office today at (704) 486-8911.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is a faster and more comfortable alternative traditional metal braces that can pinch the gum tissue surrounding teeth. The average time of treatment with Invisalign is twelve months or less, and metal braces often have an average treatment time that spans several years. The aligners used in Invisalign treatment are also clear so they are less noticeable than traditional braces. As an added bonus, aligners can be removed and cleaned for a more efficient treatment process.
Treatment with Invisalign
Before treatment, Dr. Reece will assess your teeth and gums to determine if this is the right treatment for you. He will also discuss your oral health, budget, and goals. To begin the process, a mold of your teeth will be made for your first custom aligner. The aligner will be worn and then switched to a slightly different aligner after a couple of weeks. The Invisalign clear aligners should be worn for about 20 to 22 hours per day and are changed every two weeks as teeth shift. Treatment is highly customized to each patient because each aligner is mapped out to conform to teeth as they shift gradually over time. Depending on your individual needs, Invisalign treatment can last from six months to twelve or eighteen months. In addition, this treatment is no more painful than traditional braces. You may feel some mild pressure or discomfort as you adjust to each new aligner, but this discomfort will fade as your teeth adjust.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Call Dentistry of the Queen City today at (704) 486-8911. You can also request an appointment online here.