Dr. Wells and his team at South Charlotte Dentistry are proud to offer Invisalign Teen. Invisalign is a tooth straightening solution that replaces traditional metal braces. Inviaslign Teen is specially designed for teenagers.
Invisalign technology has come a long way and Dr. Wells has been using this method to straighten teeth for over a decade. “Recently, we have seen great results with Invisalign Teen,” says Dr. Wells.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign uses custom-made aligners to straighten your teeth over time. These aligners are clear and comfortable. You wear them over your teeth and get a new aligner every two weeks or so. They can be removed at any time for eating, playing sports, playing musical instruments, or for school pictures. The best part is no one has to know you are wearing them because they are virtually invisible!
Traditional braces use metal brackets that are attached to the teeth and a wire to correct problems over time. The brackets can be uncomfortable when they press up against your lip. When the wire is tightened, you may also experience a high level of discomfort. Additionally, the look of traditional braces can be unflattering and tend so make some self-conscious.
Problems Invisalign Teen Can Solve:
Gapped Teeth– Abnormal jaw growth or missing teeth can be primary causes of gapped teeth. Large gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems and increase the risk of periodontal disease. With Invisalign Teen you will look good while closing the gap!
Overbites– This occurs when the upper teeth bite comes way over the lower teeth. You may want to fix this to have a more confident smile, but it’s also important to reduce wear on the lower teeth.
Underbite– An underbite is when the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth. It can be slight or exaggerated, but fixing the misalignment can help keep your teeth stay strong and avoid further joint pain.
Open Bite-This isn’t as common, but it is when the lower and upper teeth are unable to connect. This can be caused by an abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb sucking. Correcting an open bite with Invisalign will help repair painful chewing and can help correct speech impediments.
Over Crowding– Overcrowding occurs when there is simply not enough space for all the teeth to fit properly. Many people wish to correct overcrowding for cosmetic reasons, but overcrowding can also cause plaque buildup and tooth decay.
Crossbite– This is when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It can cause wear and tear on the teeth as well as gum disease and bone loss. Invisalign Teen can re-align the upper and lower teeth gradually over time.
Cost of Invisalign Teen
The great thing about Invisalign Teen is the cost is similar to traditional braces.
Dr. Wells will examine your teeth to make sure you are good candidate for Invisalign. With the costs begin similar, most patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces.
Dr. Wells’ patients love that Invisalign is clear, comfortable, and removable![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]