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By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
July 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Find out what makes Invisalign so unique from other orthodontic options.

While getting braces as a child or young teen might seem like a rite of passage, you may be surprised to discover that many adults are also turning to our Winston Salem, NC, dentist Dr. Denise Perrotta for Invisalign treatment. There is no age limit or cap on when to get the smile you’ve always wanted. We make it easy for our older teen and adult patients to get the smiles they want with the help of Invisalign, a clear orthodontic aligner system.

Not sure whether or not to get braces or Invisalign? Here are some of the top benefits of choosing Invisalign treatment from our Winston Salem, NC, dental professionals.

No Dietary Changes

One of the biggest bummers of getting regular braces is that you have to avoid a lot of the foods you love so you don’t break or damage your braces. Luckily, this isn’t something that you have to worry about with Invisalign. Since aligners are removable, you’ll simply want to remove them before eating or drinking (unless you’re drinking water), so you can still eat all the foods you did before you got braces. Go ahead and indulge!

Easy to Clean

We know how tough it can be to keep teeth clean when you have braces bonded to the front of your smile, but again, this problem is fairly simple when you have removable braces. Remove your aligners and then brush and floss as you normally would, without having to worry about brushing around your braces or having food trapped between braces.

Plus, the aligners themselves are also easy to keep clean. Simply use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush the aligners with warm water to prevent stains from forming.

Look Your Best

When you have a work presentation to give or you are about to start college, you don’t want the first thing for people to think about when they see you are your braces. This is why Invisalign is such a popular treatment that our Winston Salem, MC, family dentist, Dr. Perrotta offers. Invisalign aligners are completely transparent, making them less visible when you talk or smile. Invisalign makes it possible to still get the straight smile you want without the whole work knowing (unless you want them to!).

If you think Invisalign treatment is right for you, call our Winston Salem, NC, family dentist Dr. Perrotta today at (336) 760-9258 to schedule a no-risk consultation with her and her friendly, welcoming staff. Your ideal smile is waiting!

By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
March 04, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Is Invisalign the right choice for your smile? Your dentist in Winston Salem, Dr. Denise Perrotta, can tell you for sure. If you're an older invisalignteenager or an adult with a misaligned smile, Invisalign clear aligners could help you improve the health, function, and appearance of your teeth. Read what this modern orthodontic option involves.

Why get orthodontic treatment?

A straight smile has many benefits, including:

  • Healthier teeth and gums with less decay and periodontal disease
  • Fewer occurrences of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea
  • Clearer speech
  • Improved personal appearance and self-confidence
  • Less jaw pain and fewer headaches

In short, a well-aligned smile makes for a better, happier you. However, traditional metal or ceramic braces pose substantial problems with complicated hygiene, diet restrictions, oral discomforts, and a very obvious appearance. That's why many teens and adults shy away from braces altogether. They just don't want the hassle and embarrassment.

Why not look into Invisalign?
Dr. Denise Perrotta is the dentist in Winston Salem who offers Invisalign clear aligners, the comfortable, convenient and discreet path to a better smile. Customized according to a sophisticated three-dimensional scan of your teeth, Invisalign appliances fit tightly over top and bottom teeth, exerting the proper pressure to move them into the right positions.

In all, patients wear 18 to 30 pairs of aligners in sequence for about 20 to 22 hours a day. Aligner pairs are changed every week, and patients see Dr. Perrotta every three to four weeks for progress checks and to get the next pairs of aligners in their treatment plans.
Patients enjoy how easy it is to eat, brush, and floss while undergoing Invisalign treatment. They simply remove their aligners as desired--even for getting their picture taken. All is well, as long as they wear their aligners for the required time each day to keep their treatment plans progressing.

In all, treatment with Invisalign takes 8-10 months or less. When they're done, patients wear custom-made retainers to keep their new smiles in place.

Can you receive treatment with Invisalign appliances?
A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Perrotta will help you decide what kind of orthodontic treatment is best. She will examine your teeth and outline your options in detail.
In general, many teens and adults qualify for Invisalign. This innovative system correct many different kinds of bite problems, closes gaps, fixes overjet, and rotated teeth and more. And, you'll be very pleased with the results.

Consult with us
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that quality orthodontic treatment considers not only smile aesthetics but also health and long-term functionality. Dr. Denise Perrotta and her team in Winston Salem, NC, agree. So, why not contact the office today to set-up your orthodontic consultation and see if Invisalign is your best choice? Call (336) 760-9258.

By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
November 01, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   Invisalign  

Do you know how Invisalign clear aligners work? These invisible orthodontic appliances straighten teeth gradually over the course of nine invisalignto 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.

By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
February 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

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 invisalignPerrotta 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.

Without orthodontic treatment, many dental health issues caused by improper teeth and jaw alignment can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, speech impairments, chewing difficulties, tooth loss and more. Crooked and overly crowded teeth are hard to clean, and an improper bite can cause abnormal wear on the tooth’s surfaces as well as headaches or neck pain caused by excess strain or misalignment of the jaw joints.
The good news is that orthodontic treatment is highly effective in correcting and preventing a range of problems related to improper teeth and jaw alignment. But apart from improved oral health and proper oral function, one of the most visible benefits of correcting misaligned teeth and jaws with orthodontics is the enhanced appearance and self-confidence that results from a straight, beautiful smile.Orthodontic Treatment
At Denise A. Perrotta, D.M.D, we understand that how a person looks also plays a role in a person’s quality of life. That’s why Dr. Perrotta offers both orthodontic Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry in Winston Salem aimed to enhance the health and aesthetics of patients’ teeth. When your smile looks and feels good, you can feel better about yourself and your daily encounters with others.

Types of orthodontics

A variety of techniques are available to realign the teeth and attain a more aesthetically pleasing smile, including fixed dental braces and Invisalign. Dr. Perrotta offers clear Invisalign aligners in our Winston Salem office, one of the most comfortable, discreet and convenient ways to straighten teeth without traditional metal braces.

Who can benefit from orthodontic treatment?

Both children and adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment as a highly effective way to improve oral health and appearance. Orthodontic treatments can correct an array of dental issues with the most common being overcrowding, overbite and underbite. An initial consultation with a trained dental professional can help you determine the best course of treatment for your needs and goals.
In addition to orthodontics, cosmetic services are equally as effective in correcting dental flaws and transforming smiles. Dr. Perrotta is experienced in Winston Salem, NC cosmetic dentistry and offers a range of smile-enhancing treatment options for patients looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. From simple teeth whitening and porcelain crowns to full smile makeovers, such as veneers, we offer all types of cosmetic services aimed to meet every dental need.
If you’d like to learn more about the health and aesthetic benefits of orthodontic treatments, specifically Invisalign clear aligners, then consider visiting Dr. Perrotta for a free consultation. Dr. Perrotta specializes in cosmetic dentistry in Winston Salem, NC and can help you attain the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. Contact our office today or simply request an appointment online for your free consultation.

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