Invisalign® An Overview
Having the beautiful and confident smile you always wanted without the inconvenience of metal braces is now possible with Invisalign®. Specially trained and certified as an Invisalign® dentist in Charlotte, Dr. Richard Van Gurp provides this treatment option for teen and adult patients with teeth that are misaligned, crowded or widely spaced.
Virtually invisible, Invisalign® works through a series of clear, comfortable and removable aligners that gradually move your teeth into their proper position. Using innovative technology, Dr. Van Gurp will be able to show you what your future smile will look like before Invisalign® treatment even begins.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, Invisalign® aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on your teeth. The main difference is that Invisalign® not only controls the orthodontics forces, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign offers several key benefits for patients, making this option a popular choice when appropriate.
- Invisalign® aligners are so clear that most people won’t notice you’re wearing them.
- Removable aligners give you the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment. In addition, you can maintain fresh breath and good oral hygiene throughout your treatment by removing your aligners to brush and floss normally.
- Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with the Invisalign® system that could cause irritation to your mouth. Plus since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in the doctor’s chair.