At the dental practice of Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA, our team is pleased to offer Invisalign® aligners to help you straighten your smile in Charlotte, North Carolina using an orthodontic alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is well-suited to helping overcome smile problems with crooked or crowded teeth, a bite which is off, and teeth which have gaps.
How does Invisalign accomplish this without the need for brackets and wires? By using a series of clear, discreet plastic trays that are computer generated and customized to your smile! These trays gradually shift your teeth into their desired position. Your job is to wear the trays as scheduled and switch them out to the next tray in the series approximately every two weeks or so.
Invisalign is unique in that, unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, you can take them out to eat and to clean your mouth. This means you can still eat the healthy foods you need like raw vegetables and lean meats like steak that are often problematic when you have metal wires and brackets. Just be sure you don’t toss your aligner tray out when you clean up after your meal if you are eating out.
To clean your teeth, you simply take the tray out and brush and floss as usual. This allows you to prevent harmful plaque from building up between your teeth (and gumline) and unlike braces, you don’t have to worry about plaque building up around the tray as you would for brackets and wires.
If you would like to find out whether Invisalign can work for you, please give us a call at 704-523-7221 to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Robert H. Watson. We are ready to help you get the beautiful smile you have always wanted.