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Invisalign®: The Most Discreet Way to Straighten Teeth

March 8th, 2021 Orthodontics 0 comments on “Invisalign®: The Most Discreet Way to Straighten Teeth”

Your smile is a direct source of confidence, a memorable part of who you are, and how you demonstrate your feelings. Don’t let embarrassment from crooked teeth keep you from living openly and confidently in your smile! If you want to straighten your teeth, but don’t want cumbersome metal braces, our office has a solution. Invisalign® is the most discreet way to straighten teeth and can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays instead of metal braces to straighten teeth. These trays are custom-fitted to how your teeth are positioned at the beginning of your treatment and are precision-fabricated to have slight adjustments in their shape. Over the length of your treatment, they’ll gently push your teeth into a straighter position.

How Is Invisalign Better?

Aesthetically, when compared to bracket-and-wire braces, Invisalign® is virtually invisible while being worn. For adults and teens, this is a significant advantage as it does not affect your appearance during treatment. The plastic trays are made for your mouth and have no sharp edges, so they’re more comfortable than conventional braces. Invisalign clear aligners are also removable, so you can maintain your normal eating habits and oral hygiene routine.

Our Invisalign Process

The Invisalign treatment process first begins with digital impressions taken of your mouth. These impressions are incredibly precise and are used to custom design your series of clear aligners. You’ll wear these aligners for 20-22 hours each day, removing them only when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. Over the next several months, your teeth will predictably move into position, while you enjoy the benefits of invisible orthodontics!

Ready to Get Started with Invisalign?

Metal braces aren’t your only option, and most patients are good candidates for Invisalign. If you want a discreet solution, schedule an appointment with our dental office. We will provide personalized treatment, so you can enjoy a beautiful smile for life!


Choosing the Invisalign Process

March 20th, 2020 Orthodontics 0 comments on “Choosing the Invisalign Process”

Invisalign has taken the forefront of orthodontics because of their discreet ability to align your teeth. While this may seem like an excellent choice to achieve straight teeth, many patients do not fully understand the process of these clear aligners or who is a proper candidate. Before choosing this process, here is a helpful outline on what to expect before going through the clear aligner treatment.

The Consultation

During the initial stages, you will go through a consultation with your doctor. During this time, your dentist will inform you if you’d be a proper candidate for this orthodontic procedure. To be a candidate, you will need to have minor misalignments, because they don’t aren’t made for majorly crooked teeth.

If you do qualify, your dentist will evaluate your teeth and create a customized treatment plan during your consultation.

Aligners at Home

Once you go through the consultation appointment, you will have impressions of your teeth taken. These impressions will be the foundation for the creation of your aligners. From here, personalized trays will be made for your step by step process, in which you will switch out every two weeks or so. It is recommended that you wear your clear aligners for most of the day. Although they are removable, the best results occur if they are work for at least 22 hours. You will need to see our dentist once every six to eight weeks to get your next set to continue your alignment process. This appointment is also necessary to ensure your teeth are moving as needed.

Length of the Treatment

Most individuals will wear Invisalign for between 12 and 18 months. However, a lot of people begin to see the results within a few weeks. Everyone’s teeth are different, so everyone’s treatment will be different.

To learn more if this is an orthodontic process that fits your lifestyle, contact our team. We will be able to provide you with proper information and any further details on this treatment plan.

Braces and Food

Navigating Eating Habits with Braces

October 2nd, 2019 Orthodontics 0 comments on “Navigating Eating Habits with Braces”

Managing braces can be troublesome when you’re figuring out how to deal with new dental propensities like brushing and flossing. Picking what types of sustenance to eat can likewise be an overwhelming task for some since you’ll be restricted to what is ideal for the prosperity of your teeth. Obviously, it’s a given that you ought to dodge sticky and sugary foods like candy and different desserts since they will greatly enhance the probability of cavities, preventing the process of aligning your teeth. In this article, discover what other types of food you should avoid and which ones you can still appreciate.

What to Stay Away From 

Tragically, the number of foods that you might want to maintain a distance from usually are more than the ones that are alright to eat. Be that as it may, your teeth’s success won’t only profit from your new diet, it will enhance your physical and emotional wellness as well. Foods such as caramel, nuts, chips, licorice, taffy, and gum are all unequivocal no’s regarding your braces since they are known to cause problems for the wires and other sections that help you support the braces. Also try to remember things that have solid colorants like berries, grape juice, and beets tend to recolor the ligatures that are set on the different sections of your braces.

On the Bright Side 

Despite the fact that managing dental braces will make you consider some fresh new possibilities with regards to your meals for the initial months of your treatment. You might be shocked to learn which foods you can still eat on the off chance that they’re arranged properly. When the irritation of your new braces has died down and you are accustomed to them in your mouth you can devour such foods like,

  • Smoothies
  • Burritos
  • Pizza
  • Fish dishes
  • Pasta
  • Delicate Pieces of bread
  • Marshmallows

For More Information 

There are many more foods out there that you should stay away from and ones that you can still eat that are not in this article. Want more information on these other foods? Or, are you seeking further guidance with your braces? If so, get in touch with us at Water Oak Dental Group to plan a meeting to speak with Dr. David S. Krishingner. Our offices are located in Brevard, North Carolina.