Contributed by Palmieri Dentistry

Straight teeth are a key part of a beautiful smile. They’re also important for a properly balanced bite. Traditional braces are obvious and may not appeal to you, but with InvisalignⓇ clear aligners, you can enjoy a winning smile without choosing between confidence and straight teeth.

Teeth straightening with InvisalignⓇ involves a series of clear plastic aligners that are designed to fit snugly over your teeth so they don’t move when you speak. The virtually invisible acrylic ensures your aligners are barely noticeable, which means you can remain confident and metal free throughout your treatment. Depending on the severity of your case, you’ll get around 20-30 sets of customized aligners, each of which you’ll wear for two weeks at a time. The aligners are designed to progressively move your teeth into a straighter alignment. Over time, you’ll achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Traditional braces are made up of wires and brackets that adhere to the teeth and make cleaning your teeth a cumbersome task. You also need to use special tools to properly clean your teeth and braces. With InvisalignⓇ, you simply take out your aligners to brush and floss. And, because InvisalignⓇ aligners are made of clear, smooth plastic designed especially for the mouth they do not rub or chaf when you wear them like traditional metal braces tend to do.

Invisalign offers almost instant gratification. The teeth start to move immediately, which means you’ll notice the change in alignment soon after starting your treatment. The pressure from the InvisalignⓇ aligners provides regulated and precise movements for superior control over how and when your teeth shift into a straighter position.

Using InvisalignⓇ is easy and convenient because you can take your aligners out to eat and drink, and when you brush and floss. You can even take your aligners out to play an instrument, play a sport, or enjoy a night out. In addition to being removable and invisible, InvisalignⓇ treatment means not having to give up your favorite foods. There’s no need to plan meals around foods that won’t get stuck in wires and brackets, so you can eat what you want.

If the thought of metal braces has discouraged you from achieving a straighter, healthier smile, it’s time to discuss InvisalignⓇ with Dr. Palmieri—he understands your desire for a confidence-building smile. Call 704-247-6336 to schedule a visit.