Is Invisalign Right for You?

Are crooked teeth affecting your confidence?

Although orthodontic treatment could improve their smile, many adult patients do not want to experience the embarrassment or inconvenience of wearing metal braces. For those who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment to address their concerns or problems, Invisalign clear braces may be the perfect solution.

Raleigh NC dentist Dr. Allen is a Preferred Invisalign provider, often recommending it as a cosmetic or restorative dental treatment option. Invisalign can gently and gradually straighten teeth that are crooked or misaligned, correcting problems such as cross bite, over bite and underbite.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Perfect for teens and adults, Invisalign uses a series of clear retainers that are custom made from molds of your teeth and designed to move your teeth into the desired position over a period of about a year. The aligners are custom designed by Dr. Allen using special CAD/CAM software that enables them to plan your treatment and create predictable results.

Patients can enjoy several key benefits:

  • removable retainers allow easy brushing and flossing
  • smooth, plastic material is comfortable and does not irritate soft tissues
  • they are invisible and no one has to know you are wearing braces

Crooked teeth are often more than a cosmetic dental concern- they can also have a detrimental impact on your overall oral health. It is difficult to effectively clean between teeth that are crooked and misaligned, increasing the chances of decay, tooth cavities or gum disease. They may also affect a patient’s bite, leading to temporomandibular joint issues, or TMJ, as pressure is placed in the wrong places to accommodate an imbalanced bite.