If you’ve always dreamed of having straight, even teeth, Invisalign could be the solution for you. You might be looking for a comfortable way to straighten your teeth for the first time, or maybe you’ve already had orthodontic work done, only to have your teeth revert to their previous misalignment. Invisalign is a simple solution that offers real results—without brackets, wires, or the discomfort of braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a new tooth straightening system that replaces the need for braces and retainers. Instead, results are achieved by a series of clear plastic trays that are custom-made for your teeth. These invisible “aligners” slowly move teeth into position, creating a straight, flawless smile without pain or discomfort.
- Unlike braces, Invisalign is clear and convenient.
- You’ll wear each aligner for two weeks, gradually moving your teeth into place.
- You can remove the aligners to eat, brush your teeth, or on special occasions.
- Best of all, with the virtually undetectable devices, no one needs to know that you’re straightening your teeth.
- Invisalign makes it easy to obtain the comfort and confidence that comes with an even, healthy smile.
Straight, Healthy Teeth—for Life
Crooked teeth are more than just an eyesore—they make it more difficult to maintain good oral hygiene, and can cause long-term problems with bite alignment that may lead to TMJ, TMD, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. In the long run, these problems can cost much more to repair than the price of straightening your teeth with Invisalign today.
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Black Mountain Invisalign FAQs
Will people know I’m having my teeth straightened?
One of the advantages of Invisalign over any other type of tooth alignment is that it is virtually invisible. There are no wires, no brackets, and no orthodontic retainers—just clear plastic aligners that fit like a thin shell over your teeth.
How long does Invisalign straightening take?
You’ll wear each aligner for two weeks, but the exact number of aligner sets depends on the condition of your teeth and the alignment of your bite. Invisalign straightening is often performed in under a year, but the length of time varies from person to person. It’s best to ask Dr. Kleive at your initial consultation for an estimate of how long the procedure is likely to take.
Will Invisalign damage my teeth?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign can be removed at any time, so it’s easy to perform thorough routine cleanings. Nothing is ever cemented to your teeth, and there is no risk of damage.
I’ve had braces or other orthodontia before, and my teeth are crooked again. How do I know that Invisalign’s results will last?
In most cases, teeth revert to being crooked after braces because wisdom teeth come in and push the rest of the bite back out of alignment. As an adult, there’s no reason to worry about wisdom teeth. Any other concerns should be discussed with Dr. Kleive at your first appointment.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, contact us today to arrange a consultation for crooked teeth or to inquire about teeth straightening and other cosmetic dentistry options. Dr. Kleive’s practice serves Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding communities.