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If You Need Teeth Straightening, It’s Time For Invisalign

You need to hear this: Straight teeth and a perfect smile are still an option! Too often adults think they have missed the boat when it comes to orthodontics, but Dr. Robert Harrell and his team at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne want you to know that it ain’t so. If you are embarrassed about having crooked teeth, it’s time to lose that self-conscious half-smile you’ve grown accustomed to showing. Best of all, you no longer have to endure a mouthful of metal to get your ideal smile.

There are great cosmetic options for adult patients today, starting with Invisalign clear braces. Here’s how Invisalign braces have revolutionized the teeth-straightening process:

Why Invisalign Treatment

Choose the clear aligner system committed to continuous innovation, with 20 years of clinical research and more than 700 patents. No other clear aligner is backed by the data and experience of 4 million cases.

Up to 50% faster treatment times

With weekly aligner changes, you’re on your way to the smile you want even faster.

Proven results

SmartTrack material and SmartForce features are clinically proven to achieve 75% more predictable tooth movement.

Better fit, better comfort

Aligners made from SmartTrack material are more comfortable, better fitting, and easier to put on and take off.

Effective for a wide variety of cases

Proprietary SmartForce features and SmartTrack material make Invisalign treatment effective for complex cases. With innovations like these, your doctor can move your teeth more precisely. Read more at Invisalign

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Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

The odds are good that Invisalign is right for you. To be sure, you should call our office and schedule a comprehensive smile exam. Dr. Harrell will assess your dentition and your bite to see if Invisalign is the best orthodontic treatment to give you the smile you desire. Common dental issues that can be resolved with Invisalign include:

Gapped Teeth

Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.

Overbite

Overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Underbite

Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Open Bite

Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

Overly Crowded

Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time, and result in severely crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.

Crossbite

Crossbite can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss. Continue reading at Invisalign

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In case you still need convincing that Invisalign is the superior teeth straightening option, check out this information from 123dentist.com:

Safety: Invisalign Clear Braces Reduce Damage to Teeth and Gums

Conventional metal braces contain wire and protruding bits of metal that can puncture and scratch the insides of the mouth and gums. Clear braces are smooth and comfortable. They do not include any sharp edges or protruding edges or bits. Conventional metal braces can affect demineralization and decaying teeth. They use a great deal of force to straighten the teeth. These problems do not exist with clear aligners. Overall, clear braces reduce the damage normally caused by wearing braces, including gum disease and cavities.

Duration of Treatment: Invisalign Clear Braces Straighten Teeth Faster

Someone who wears metal braces might expect the treatment to take as long as 5 years. Invisalign can take from only one year, to a year and a half to work its magic and straighten your teeth. Get more details at 123dentist

Call Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne Today

Don’t settle for a smile you aren’t proud to show. Book your consultation with Dr. Harrell to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign clear braces. Remember, it’s never too late to have the smile of your dreams. Call Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne today at 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on the website to set your appointment.