Have you been desiring beautifully straightened teeth but have been hesitant about orthodontic treatment because you do not want to wear metal braces? If so, Invisalign may be the perfect alternative you have been looking for! At Holistic Dental Centers, patients in Cornelius, North Carolina, can receive Invisalign treatment as a discreet option that will straighten teeth in as little as 9-12 months. Dr. Carl McMillan and his friendly team would love to discuss this clear aligner treatment option with you.
How Invisalign Works
For decades, the only way to achieve a straighter, better-aligned teeth was through traditional orthodontic solutions like metal braces. This bracket and wire system is a great way to strengthen and align teeth as well as to close gaps and correct crowded teeth. However, as dental technology has advanced, new and alternative treatments have been introduced which provide certain advantages over braces for those with mild to moderate alignment issues.
Invisalign has revolutionized the way our team can help patients achieve beautiful smiles. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners which are custom crafted to fit perfectly and gradually shift your teeth into the correct position. Each set of aligners in the series is worn for approximately 7-10 days for 22 hours a day. You will come into our office periodically, likely every four to six weeks, so that we can make sure treatment is progressing correctly.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is easy and offers flexibility that braces cannot match. Our patients love Invisalign for the following reasons:
Comfortable: No metal wires or brackets are required. Just a comfortable series of clear aligners that are designed for your comfort.
Discreet: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible to others. You will be able to wear your aligners without anybody having to know unless you choose to tell them about this wonderful treatment.
Removable: When you choose Invisalign, you can live your everyday life without restriction. You will not be given a list of foods to avoid, like with metal braces. You can remove your aligners while you eat, then rinse your mouth and put them back on. Easy and convenient!
Effective: On average, Invisalign treatment takes about a full year for a fully effective treatment. Once completed, you will receive retainers to maintain your results!
To learn more about Invisalign or schedule your appointment at Holistic Dental Centers, call our Cornelius, NC office today at (704) 765-3150 .
Dr. Carl McMillan is a holistic dentist with a medical degree from the College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina. Due to his expertise, he was honored with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) presidency. He is compassionate towards patients and committed to providing them with safe, toxic-free dental treatments to help them maintain a happy and healthy smile.
Dr. Luis Crespo obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. An IAOMT member, he believes prevention is the best medicine and strives to educate both patients and parents on the benefits of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. He has served underprivileged communities across the world.
Dr. Erin Wilbanks graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She is an accredited IAOMT member, is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.