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Do you know how Invisalign clear aligners work? These invisible orthodontic appliances straighten teeth gradually over the course of nine to fifteen months by exerting gentle pressure on upper and bottom teeth. Amazingly, they do so discreetly, appealing to adults and older teens who want healthier, better-looking smiles without everyone noticing their braces. Your dentist in Winston Salem, NC, Dr. Denise Perrotta, is a preferred Invisalign provider, and she'd be happy to walk you through the evaluation and treatment process.
Getting going with Invisalign
Say you have a mild to moderate orthodontic problem--overbite, cross bite, tipped or rotated teeth, protruding upper teeth, gaps, crowding or others. You're annoyed and embarrassed when you look in the mirror, but you cringe at the idea of wearing metal braces. You are not alone, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Most people want attractive teeth because they know how much smiles get noticed.
Well, Invisalign clear aligners change the way people look at orthodontic treatment. You may be able to wear 18 to 30 pairs of these comfortable, removable appliances over the course of about a year, changing them every week according to a treatment plan devised by Invisalign dentist, Dr. Perrotta in Winston Salem. She will examine your teeth and take X-rays, three-dimensional imaging and oral impressions to determine if Invisalign could craft your healthier, better aligned and more attractive smile. If that's the case, your information goes to an Invisalign lab where a skilled technician custom-makes the aligners from clear, smooth acrylic.
Life with Invisalign
After you receive your appliances, you wear them 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for brushing, flossing, eating and if you have a special event such as a job interview or wedding. You'll also see Dr. Perrotta every three to four weeks so she can check your progress and give you the next aligner pairs in the treatment plan.
Quickly, you'll notice changes in the position of your teeth, but thankfully, you'll experience none of the oral abrasions or extreme soreness common to metal or ceramic wires and brackets. Plus, you'll enjoy how easy it is to keep your teeth and gums clean and how you can eat whatever healthy foods you always have.
If you stay on track with your treatment plan, your new smile will emerge faster than you ever could have imagined. Afterwards, a customized retainer will keep your teeth in perfect alignment.
Anxious to know more?
Why not join the millions of people across the globe who have new smiles through discreet Invisalign treatment? Call Dr. Perrotta's office in Winston Salem for an Invisalign consultation at (336) 760-9258.
Always wanted to know how you could straighten teeth without other people knowing? Find out how with Invisalign.
Want to get a straighter smile without the dreaded metal mouth? Don’t worry! Your Winston-Salem dentist Dr. Denise Perrotta has the answer you’ve been looking for.
What are Invisalign aligners?
These aligners are made from a thermoplastic material that is specially crafted to fit over your upper or lower teeth (or both!). When you see these aligners they will look similar to whitening trays. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit over your teeth and move your teeth into the proper position, as determined by your Winston Salem, NC cosmetic dentist Dr. Perrotta.
How do aligners actually straighten teeth?
During your treatment, you will be given a series of aligners to wear. Each aligner is designed to make small changes to the position of your teeth. How far your teeth shift and what teeth are specifically moved will be decided early on when we create your treatment plan.
Whenever you wear your aligners, they will apply pressure to your teeth to shift them into their ideal position over time. How many aligners you wear will depend on the severity of the dental issues you are looking to treat with Invisalign.
How will Invisalign move my teeth?
Through controlled force, these nearly invisible aligners move certain teeth a designated amount. Invisalign controls the force and the timing of the force so that throughout your treatment only certain teeth shift when necessary. Each set of aligners are worn for about two weeks, after which they are replaced by the next set in your treatment plan. It’s also advised that you wear your aligners as often as possible (between 20 to 22 hours out of the day). Aligners can be removed prior to mealtimes and brushing and flossing you teeth.
What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign in Winston-Salem?
Now you can get the straight smile you’ve always wanted without anyone noticing. Invisalign easily fits into anyone’s lifestyle, no matter how busy or active. Plus, you won’t have any dietary restrictions as you would with traditional braces. All you have to do is remove your aligners prior to eating, rinse them out and place them back in once you are done eating. The same goes for brushing and flossing your teeth. It’s that simple. No irritating metal braces, just your beautiful, constantly improving smile.
Dr. Denise A. Perrotta, DMD General & Cosmetic Dentistry is here to serve all your dental needs in the Winston-Salem, NC area. Call us today to learn more about Invisalign.