Longing for a straighter smile without the clunky wire and bands of traditional metal braces? No matter what stage of life you’re in, you deserve a comfortable and convenient way to create a straight, stunning smile.
Invisalign®, the virtually undetectable modern approach to teeth straightening, is a great cosmetic dentistry option for teens and adults in Charlotte, NC looking to straighten their teeth with minimal interference to their daily lives.
Invisalign is an example of how dental technology has improved the way cosmetic dentistry is practiced and is a popular service offered at Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Patrick Broome offers expert consultations and cutting-edge dentistry services, such as digital x-rays and laser dentistry, to ensure an efficient and effective appointment every time. Call or schedule an appointment online today to see if Invisalign teeth straightening in Charlotte is right for you.
"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a frown and have wrinkles!"
How Invisalign Works in Charlotte
An expert cosmetic dentist like Dr. Broome in Charlotte makes special impressions and takes digital photos of your teeth, which are sent off to the Align facility. There, a sophisticated virtual model of your teeth is created. Dr. Broome will review the virtual models and if you are a good candidate, custom design a set of strong, clear aligners to begin the teeth straightening process and transform your smile.
You will wear your custom-made aligners for 20-22 hours a day and receive an updated aligner every one to two weeks until the treatment is complete.
What are the Benefits of Teeth Straightening with Invisalign?
With Invisalign, you can discreetly and comfortably straighten your smile! You will be able to brush and floss normally, as well as have a little alteration to your daily life. Cosmetic dentistry patients of Dr. Broome in Charlotte report a positive impact on how they look and feel when using this treatment. The technology encourages people of all ages and stages of life to gain a stunning smile without drawing attention to the fact that they are straightening their teeth.
The best way to determine your eligibility is to schedule a consultation with our office. We can use x-rays and other imaging software to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment choice for you.
The Invisalign Process at the Charlotte Cosmetic
Your Invisalign journey to a straighter, more beautiful smile begins with a consultation with Dr. Broome. You will discuss the goals you have for your smile and the best options for achieving them. An expert dentist like Dr. Broome in Charlotte, NC will then make special impressions and take digital photos of your teeth, which are sent off to the Align facility. There, a sophisticated virtual model of your teeth is created. Dr. Broome will review the virtual models and if you are a good candidate, will design a set of strong, clear, customized aligners to begin the teeth straightening process. Once manufactured, your aligners will be shipped to the office.
You will wear your custom-made aligners for 20-22 hours a day. You will come to the office for your updated aligner every one to two weeks until the treatment is complete. From time to time, you will also be asked to come in for a progress check. This will help Dr. Broome monitor your treatment and ensure everything is proceeding according to plan.
To maintain the health of your teeth during your treatment, you are expected to be dedicated to wearing your aligners and practicing good oral hygiene. Being disciplined about the process ensures optimal results while keeping your teeth clean and healthy.
After your treatment is complete, you may be required to wear retainers similar to your Invisalign aligners. This ensures your teeth’s alignment is maintained and won’t shift back to their original positions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How often do I need to wear my aligners?
A: It is recommended that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only remove them for eating, flossing, and brushing.
Q: How are the aligners made?
A: Once you've decided to undergo treatment in our Charlotte office, we will take impressions and photos that will be sent to the Align lab. There, Align technology will scan the impressions into a computer and create a sequence of aligners designed to move your teeth in one to two-week intervals into the desired position.
Q: Does insurance cover Invisalign for teeth straightening?
A: In general, if a patient in Charlotte has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces. Most insurance plans that cover orthodontics will provide up to a specified maximum towards your treatment cost.
Q: Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
A: Clear aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.
Q: Do clear aligners really work for teeth straightening?
A: Yes! Over 1.5 million patients with a wide variety of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign. Invisalign was developed with orthodontists and is used in dental practices worldwide.
Contact a Cosmetic Dentist to Learn More About Invisalign
Dr. Broome is one of Charlotte’s most highly educated cosmetic dentists and will ensure you have the finest care and treatment throughout your Invisalign teeth straightening experience. Our office is designed to feel more like a luxurious getaway than a standard dental office. With complimentary paraffin hand treatments, massage chairs, chenille blankets, and individually controlled satellite TVs, your appointment will go by quickly and comfortably. Contact us today for more information about Invisalign and to schedule an appointment at the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.