Are you looking to improve your smile with straight teeth, but are wanting something more discreet than traditional braces? At Charlotte Progressive Dentistry, we strive to provide patients with both convenience and high-quality care. One option include a straighter smile with Invisalign treatments. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment and schedule an appointment with our providers to see if Invisalign is right for you!  


How Teeth Move During Orthodontic Treatments

Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that is an alternative to the traditional braces, providing a nearly undetectable solution to crooked teeth. These clear aligners work to move teeth into the proper position to not only improve the appearance of your smile, but also to improve chewing.


Biology Basics of Teeth Movement 

Just because your teeth are crooked now doesn’t mean that will always be the case. Your teeth are attached by the periodontal ligament made up of groups of fiber called collagen. These fibers create a supportive “sling” for your teeth, allowing for limited movement. 

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Natural Processes to Relocate Teeth

This limited movement allows your teeth to be dynamic, responding to different bite pressures and forces within your mouth. Invisalign works to relocate your teeth, gently, using the compression and tension already happening to reposition your teeth slowly over time. Typically, people need a new Invisalign aligner every two weeks (others more frequently) during their treatment, wearing each set an average of 20-22 hours a day to get optimal results. 

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Would You Like A Beautiful, Straight Smile? 

Whether you are a teen or an adult, Invisalign offers the opportunity to improve your smile. Not only is this treatment nearly undetectable by others, but it also provides convenience to removing the clear aligners when eating, brushing, and flossing. You will not have to worry about breaking brackets on your braces or avoiding foods you love to eat. 

Want to know if Invisalign is right for you? At Charlotte Progressive Dentistry, we will perform an initial evaluation, discussing your oral health goals, and the best orthodontic process to achieve the results you desire. Contact us to schedule your Invisalign consultation today!