Invisalign – Charlotte, NC

A Clear Path to a Straighter Smile

Many patients are hesitant to move forward with orthodontic treatment because they want to avoid the hassle of metal wires and brackets. Fortunately, you no longer have to go through the awkwardness of wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a modern orthodontic solution that’ll allow you to discreetly and comfortably get the beautifully straight smile you’ve always wanted. If you’d like to learn more, continue reading or schedule a consultation today!

How Invisalign Works

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Every orthodontic treatment uses gentle but consistent force to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. While traditional metal braces use metal wires and brackets to accomplish this, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners. You’ll wear each set for a predetermined amount of time, which is usually about two weeks. They’ll slowly shift a portion of your smile at a time until the entire thing is aligned. Because the plastic trays are virtually invisible, they allow patients to maintain their appearance and confidence throughout treatment.

Indications for Invisalign

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Invisalign can address multiple orthodontic issues, such as:

Crowded Teeth

Do you feel like you have too many teeth in your mouth? If so, you may have crowding. Unfortunately, that puts you at risk of oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign can fix crowded teeth by gradually moving them into proper alignment.

Gaps Between Teeth

Having gaps in your smile not only makes you feel unattractive, but they can increase your chances of developing cavities and gum disease. That’s mainly because food particles and other debris can easily get trapped between your teeth, causing issues like decay or bad breath. Luckily, Invisalign can push your teeth into a healthier and more aligned position.

Bite Alignment

A misaligned bite can place unnecessary pressure on your temporomandibular joint, causing issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching). Thankfully, Invisalign can correct problems like underbite, overbite, and crossbite.

Benefits of Invisalign

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By choosing to straighten your teeth with Invisalign in Charlotte, you can enjoy multiple benefits. Some of those include:

  • Subtle Appearance: The plastic trays are virtually invisible, meaning people will hardly notice them on your teeth!
  • Improved Comfort: Each set of clear aligners is custom-made using a smooth plastic design. It prevents the lip and gum irritation that’s common with traditional metal braces.
  • Convenience: Invisalign is completely removable, which means you can simply take them out whenever you have to eat or clean your teeth.
  • Fast Treatment: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign can straighten your smile in as little as 12-18 months.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

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There is no one-size-fits-all price for Invisalign in Charlotte. Since every case is unique, it’s impossible to provide an accurate cost estimate until you attend a consultation with Dr. Shirman. During your visit, he’ll identify problem areas and create a custom treatment plan for your unique case. Rest assured – our team will thoroughly explain the pricing information to ensure you know exactly what’s going on every step of the way.