Perfectly Clear: Invisalign Braces in Charlotte

Invisalign clear braces are an increasingly popular option in orthodontics. They produce excellent results, but are so discreet that some people call them invisible. The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte offers Invisalign clear braces to teenage and adult patients alike.

Unlike traditional metal braces, Inviaslign clear braces have no wires, brackets or rubber bands. They are so subtle that people standing just a few feet away from you may not realize you’re wearing them.

They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. The proper term for such braces is “aligner.” They are made of clear plastic and are worn over your teeth to gradually bring them into alignment.

One of the things that people like best about Invisalign clear braces is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. You should wear them while you sleep, however. For the best results it’s recommended they be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.

Invisalign clear braces are a great choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth, but don’t want to wear traditional braces at work. They are not, however, for everyone. They are not good for patients who, for example, have severely rotated teeth.

To find out if Invisalign clear braces are right for you, schedule a consultation with The Steele Creek Dentist in Charlotte. We also provide a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain  veneers and dental implants. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273


Teeth On A Crooked Path: Braces At The Steele Creek Dentist

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Malocclusion is the technical word for when the upper teeth don’t line up with the lower teeth – in short, a misalignment of the bite. With mild to moderate malocclusion, the Steele Creek Dentist can usually correct it with braces.

The number of configurations may surprise you:

When teeth slant forward, it is called upper protrusion. This is commonly, if unkindly, referred to as “buck teeth.”

An overbite transpires when the upper front teeth come down too far over the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. An underbite is the reverse – the upper front teeth close farther back than the lower front teeth. An open bite refers to a bite in which the upper don’t overlap the lower teeth. This can occur on the whole bite or just one side.

Tooth rotation is one of the most prevalent kinds of malocclusion. Rotated teeth appear as if they are twisting out of place. Tooth rotation can create the illusion of uneven coloring because of the way light reflects off the face of teeth.

When the upper and lower palate are offset to the point where the upper teeth close onto the wrong side of the lower teeth, it is labeled a cross bite.

In some rare cases – called transposition – teeth erupt in spots where other teeth should be. For example, a canine (pointed tooth) comes in where an incisor (front biting tooth) should be.

Crooked teeth can increase the risk of cavities, tooth damage, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Children with crooked teeth may have difficulty learning to speak, and if they can’t chew correctly, they may miss out on needed nutrients due to a limited diet.

In addition to general and cosmetic dentistry, the Steele Creek Dentist provides patients with metal braces, and Invisalign clear braces. If you or your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, we invite you to schedule an examination.

Contact The Steele Creek Dentist:

704-461-0143

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4815 Berewick Town Center Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina
28273