Invisalign® in Fuquay-Varina
Want a Straight Smile without Braces?
Invisalign works for your adult teeth and lifestyle!
Are you suffering from crooked teeth or a misaligned bite but don’t want to wear obvious orthodontic appliances?
You can enjoy a healthy, straight smile with Invisalign aligners because they’re:
If you’re ready to straighten your smile without the hassle of traditional metal braces, talk to our Fuquay-Varina Invisalign® dentists to see if it’s right for you.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
You’ll be able to brush and floss your teeth like normal – no metal wires or brackets to worry about here.
You won’t have to hide your smile behind unsightly metal. Clear aligner trays are nearly invisible and won’t draw attention to your treatment.
Invisalign technology creates a custom-fit, so your aligners won’t poke or irritate your gums as braces would.
Remove your aligners for dinner, while out on a date, or during your important work presentation. 22 hours a day is all you need to have them in.
Straighter teeth look better and are easier to clean. Plus, there’s less of a risk your teeth will become stained when compared to metal braces.
Smile with confidence by enhancing your teeth’s appearance and you could see results in as little as a few weeks.
FAQ About Invisalign®
- How do I care for my aligners?
We recommend that patients remove their aligners and rinse them with warm water on a daily basis. You may also want to brush them with a soft toothbrush.
- How long will my treatment last?
On average, the procedure takes around 12 months.
The exact timeframe will depend on your situation, and only our dental professionals can tell you how long you’ll need to wear them.
Overall, the treatment time can be less than with metal braces.
This is partly because you don’t have to schedule appointments to keep your teeth moving; all you have to do is wear your new aligners.
- Does it work for adults?
Yes, Invisalign® was created for adult teeth.
While braces are traditionally associated with children, using clear aligners is better suited for adult teeth and lifestyle.
This is because Invisalign® works using a series of clear aligners specially created to suit your smile.
Your entire treatment plan is created using 3D images of your teeth, high-tech computer software, and input from our team of professionals. The Invisalign® lab will then make the aligners.
Since the aligners are created at the beginning of the process, it works best on fully mature adult teeth. Some older teens can also benefit from straightening their teeth with Invisalign®.
- Does it work as well as traditional braces?
For the most part, yes. There are some cases where aligners are not able to address all of the issues with the teeth.
In that situation, we’ll let you know if Invisalign® can work to straighten your teeth or if you should try a different procedure altogether.
In some cases, oral surgery may be necessary mid-way through. A perfect example is if your jaw is too far out of alignment to be corrected with just orthodontics.
In this case, patients start straightening their teeth and then have their jaw treated before finishing the procedure. These details are entirely dependent upon your teeth and jaw position, so we’ll let you know what to expect after your examination.
The best way to find out what treatment is right for you is by scheduling a consultation.
- Can my teen wear aligners during other activities such as sports?
Yes, your child can play sports with this treatment. It may not sound significant, but allowing your child to play sports without braces is beyond important.
Whether they play soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, etc., sports are aggressive and can lead to mouth injuries – with or without braces. The problem is that if your teen plays with brackets on their teeth, any time their mouth is touched, they can get a cut.
At Charles Ashley Mann, DDS & Associates, we highly recommend Invisalign Teen® for athletic teens because it’s much safer. If they want to remove the aligners and wear a mouthguard, they’ll be able to.
Regardless, there will be no metal brackets to increase their risk of injury.
Learn more about Invisalign Teen for your child.