For patients who feel self-conscious about the look that comes with traditional braces, there is another option at Lake Norman Dentistry, which is simultaneously more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable - Invisalign.
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening orthodontic treatment that uses a system of clear, custom-made aligners for moving teeth into the correct position. These aligners are made from a flexible plastic, causing them to be more comfortable. Additionally, their clear nature makes them virtually invisible. As a result, you will not only have the benefit of feeling better, but looking better than you might while wearing traditional braces.
With Invisalign, Lake Norman Dentistry will use the advanced technology to have a series of clear aligners custom-made to guide your teeth into the proper position. You will wear each set of aligners for few weeks, 24 hours a day (with the exception of when you are eating, drinking, flossing, or brushing your teeth). As you move through the different sets of aligners (usually 18 to 30 of them), your teeth will gradually shift into the right place - creating that straight smile you've always wanted.
Invisalign aligners are removable, they allow you the freedom to eat whatever you want. You can also remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth and for certain special social occasions and pictures too.