Invisalign is a clear way to realign crooked teeth. Suitable for teen and adult patients, Invisalign is an effective and discreet way to address many common orthodontic concerns. 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 fabricate a series of custom-fit aligners that will gradually straighten teeth and realign the bite. Every patient presents unique dental health concerns and will receive a personalized and comprehensive consultation. Dr. Matsko tailors your Invisalign treatment to your personal oral health needs for optimal results.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
This series of custom made aligners are clear, plastic, ultra-thin aligners that are fabricated to the specifications of each patient. They are made of highly durable material that is transparent and designed to fit snugly against the teeth. Invisalign is ideal for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Invisalign can effectively treat overbites, underbites, cross-bites, minor malocclusion, close gaps in teeth, and realign crooked teeth.
Patients wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day. Patients wear each set of aligners for about two weeks at a time. Each set of aligners is designed to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. Dr. Matsko will discuss the exact length of treatment with the patient, the precise duration of Invisalign treatment will vary depending on the goals and oral health of the patient. Generally speaking, treatment takes 6 to 9 months, but some patients may achieve the results they want in as few as 3 or 4 months.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Straight teeth are at 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 creating complex and sometimes painful TMJ symptoms that may make it difficult to concentrate, eat or speak comfortably. Patients with crooked teeth are more likely to feel self-conscious of their smile and may find themselves hiding their smile.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers unique benefits that help patients straighten their teeth without oral health complications or the stigma of traditional metal braces. The unique design of Invisalign allows for easy removal for eating and oral hygiene reducing the risk of tooth decay or tooth discoloration often associated 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 is a series of custom-designed, nearly-invisible aligners, rather than brackets and wires that are bonded to your teeth. The aligners gently guide crooked teeth into more symmetrical positions, and are changed every couple of weeks as you progress through the series. Without the need to periodically tighten your braces, you can complete Invisalign treatment with fewer maintenance visits to your dentist.
Are there any food restrictions while wearing Invisalign?
No, because Invisalign clear aligners are designed to fit over your teeth and be removed temporarily. With the aligners, you won’t have to worry about pieces of food becoming stuck between the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Instead, simply remove your aligners before you eat, and then replace them afterwards. Be sure to rinse your mouth or brush your teeth if possible before putting your aligners back on.
Do my teeth require special care while wearing Invisalign?
No. Besides eating more comfortably, temporarily removing your aligners also allows you to brush and floss your teeth more effectively. Traditional braces require careful attention and a special interdental 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, improving 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 as well as a one-on-one consultation.