Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Thu, 08/25/2016

Do you have imperfections in your smile that you are unhappy with? Are you wary of traditional orthodontic care such as metal braces? If so, Invisalign might be the right option for you.

Invisalign is a method used by cosmetic dentists to straighten your teeth without using traditional metal and wire braces. When Invisalign is used as a treatment, you will receive a series of plastic aligners that are placed over the teeth. These plastic aligners are customized to fit the imperfections in your teeth and slowly pull the teeth into a straighter line. The outcome of Invisalign is nearly identical to traditional braces, but the process of Invisalign is a much better fit for some patients.

Invisalign is often more convenient as it is nearly invisible and is therefore desirable to adult patients needing orthodontic care. Invisalign is also more convenient because it is removable. Patients can take out their plastic aligner trays to eat and drink and the results of the treatment will remain the same. However, for Invisalign to be as effective as it can be, the aligner trays must be worn at least 22 hours per day.

Invisalign might be right for you if you are experiencing any of the following cosmetic dental problems:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Slight underbite or overbite
  • Wide gaps in your teeth
  • Teeth are overcrowded
  • Open bite (teeth do not touch when jaw is closed)
  • Crossbite (upper and lower teeth are misaligned)

If you have imperfections in your smile and you are unhappy with the straightness of your teeth, please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon, & Boles at 252-291-2892, for a free consultation with our Greenville, NC cosmetic dentist. We can help you determine if Invisalign is right for you.