Invisalign Clear Braces in Apex, NC
Many of our patients wish for a straighter, more beautiful smile but have concerns about wearing brackets and wires for years on end. Let's face it, brackets and wires can be really distracting!
At Olive Chapel Family Dentistry, Dr. Dustin Prusik has achieved certification in Invisalign orthodontic treatment in order to provide our patients with a more attractive alternative to traditional orthodontics.
Misaligned teeth are about more than just how you look. A properly aligned bite can help you avoid decay caused by overlapping and make it easier to place restorations on your teeth.
What Is Invisalign?
We use this powerful, life-changing tool to straighten teeth and improve smiles in a more conservative fashion. Invisalign can also be used as an adjunct to move teeth into the proper position and improve the outcome of crowns and veneers.
Using clear, plastic aligner trays, we can gradually move your teeth without the need for bulky brackets. You wear your aligner tray sets for approximately two to three weeks at a time and then we will give you a replacement. Each aligner tray set brings you closer to your ideal smile.
Benefits of Invisalign
Because you can remove your aligner trays, it is easy to eat and to clean your teeth. The aligner trays are smooth and do not cause the irritation that is common with traditional orthodontics.
Invisalign does not impact your day-to-day life dramatically but still provides outstanding results for our patients. No one will notice you are wearing your aligner trays because they are crystal clear and discreet.
How Invisalign Works
Dr. Prusik will perform a comprehensive consultation to ensure that you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign works best for our older teen and adult patients with simple to moderate orthodontic cases such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, crowding, or overlapping and also for patients who have experienced orthodontic relapse from not wearing a retainer.
Once we determine that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we will take photos, digital x-rays, and molds of your teeth to send to our lab where they will design your aligner trays.
You should wear your trays for about 22 hours per day. We will schedule regular visits in our Apex, North Carolina, dental office to ensure that your treatment stays on track and to make any adjustments necessary to your treatment plan. Your compliance is essential!
In order to maintain your new smile, you will need to wear an orthodontic retainer to keep your teeth from drifting back to their original location.
Contact Us to Learn More about Invisalign Clear Braces
We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams with Invisalign orthodontics. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Prusik.