Invisalign is an easy way to straighten crooked teeth. This discreet orthodontic treatment can be used by teens and adult patients. It is one of our most popular cosmetic dental treatments in Burlington, NC, Invisalign helps create healthy, beautiful, straight smiles.
Dr. David Matsko of Fuller Dental is a Burlington, NC Invisalign provider. With years of experience and extensive training, Dr. Matsko uses state of the art digital technology to design and create a series of custom aligners that will gradually fix teeth and the bite.
Every patient presents with unique dental health concerns. This is why we provide complete and personal care for each patient. After a consult, Dr. Matsko will create an Invisalign treatment plan to meet your goals and to achieve optimal results.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
This series of custom aligners are clear, plastic, and very thin. Each set is made specifically for the patient. The aligners are made of very strong material that is clear and will fit snugly against the teeth. Invisalign is ideal for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns.
Invisalign can treat overbites, underbites, cross-bites, minor malocclusion, close gaps in teeth, and straighten crooked teeth.
Patients wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day. They must wear each set of aligners for about two weeks at a time. Each set of aligners will gradually shift teeth into proper alignment.
Dr. Matsko will discuss the exact treatment time with the patient. This will depend on their goals and oral health needs. Most people finish treatment in about 6 to 9 months. However, some may achieve the results they want in as few as 3 or 4 months.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Straight teeth have a lower risk of developing oral health concerns such as tooth decay, tooth wear, and tooth loss. A crooked smile can affect the bite and jaw. This can create complex and painful TMJ symptoms that may make it difficult to eat or speak.
Patients with crooked teeth are more likely to feel self-conscious of their smile and may hide their smile.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers unique benefits while helping patients straighten their teeth. It limits oral health problems and the stigma of wearing metal braces. The unique design allows for easy removal for eating and oral hygiene. This alone reduces the risk of tooth decay and tooth stains. These are common problems with metal braces. They are efficient, discreet, and comfortable to wear.
Other benefits of Invisalign include:
- Comfortable treatment
- Fewer visits to the dentist for tightening or adjustments
- Discreet clear braces
- Improves self-confidence
- Removable for oral hygiene
Does Invisalign treatment work faster than traditional braces?
Invisalign uses a series of aligners, rather than brackets and wires that are bonded to your teeth. The aligners gently guide crooked teeth into alignment. You will switch them out every couple of weeks as you progress through the series. There are less visits to your dentist since you will not need to tighten your braces. Most people finish treatment in a year or less.
Are there any food restrictions while wearing Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners fit snugly over your teeth and you can take them out to eat. With the aligners, you will not have to worry about pieces of food becoming stuck between the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Therefore, you can eat whatever foods you like.
Simply remove your aligners before you eat. Once you are done eating, you put them back in as soon as you can. Be sure to rinse your mouth or brush your teeth if you can before putting your aligners back on.
Do my teeth require special care while wearing Invisalign?
No. Besides eating more comfortably, being able to remove your aligners also allows you to brush and floss your teeth more better. Traditional braces require careful attention and a special cleaning brush to thoroughly clean away plaque and tartar from around the brackets and wires.
By contrast, Invisalign allows you to brush and floss your teeth without obstruction. This will improve your chances of keeping your smile clean and healthy throughout your orthodontic treatment.
Request An Invisalign Consultation
Learn more about Invisalign from Fuller Dental and how it can benefit your oral health. To request an appointment with Burlington, NC dentist Dr. Matsko, contact Fuller Dental or request an appointment online.
Dr. Matsko will help you determine which orthodontic treatment will provide you with optimal results for a healthier more beautiful smile. Patients will receive a thorough oral health exam and bite analysis.