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Clear Aligners for Adult Orthodontic Needs

Clear Aligners for Adult Orthodontic Needs

Invisalign and clear aligners have made it easier, convenient, and more comfortable for adult patients to straighten teeth. An alternative orthodontic treatment for a range of concerns, Invisalign is discreet and effective. Have you ever considered what Invisalign could do for your smile?

Dr. Durning Moore is a Charlotte Invisalign provider. He can help you achieve a smile that is healthier, more aesthetically pleasing, and easier to care for with this clear aligner system. The first step is a consultation with Dr. Moore for digital diagnostics and the chance to talk about your cosmetic goals. There is a range of common orthodontic concerns that Invisalign can successfully treat, including:

  • Malocclusion: this is the term for a bite that is not aligned properly. This can include overbite, underbite, and other tooth position concerns.
  • Crooked teeth: it is possible that your teeth are crooked without creating a bite problem. Invisalign can often be the perfect solution for cosmetic concerns about tooth position.
  • Orthodontic relapse: this is what happens over time to many adults who had braces when they were young. Without the daily use of a retainer, the teeth can start to shift position. This can also occur as we age.

Invisalign: what to expect

The Invisalign process is generally easy, straightforward, and painless. It starts with digital dental impressions so that Dr. Moore can obtain high-resolution images of your teeth and gums. These are used in conjunction with special CAD/CAM software to create your personal treatment plan. In a couple of weeks, your custom aligners will be ready and Dr. Moore will place the first set. We will provide care instructions and go over your treatment details and timeline.

As you work through your aligners, your teeth are gently moved into the desired position. Periodic checkups are scheduled to make sure your treatment is progressing as planned. For most patients, Invisalign treatment is completed in 12-15 months. It goes by fast and at the end, you have a beautiful new smile. Your straight teeth are now easier to brush, floss, and keep clean.

Start Your Journey Today

Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign? Would you like to discuss your orthodontic needs with Dr. Moore? Schedule a consultation in our Charlotte dentist office. We welcome new patients and Dr. Moore can also offer a second opinion for a smile makeover treatment plan.