If you’ve ever dreamed of a straighter smile without the inconvenience of metal brackets, then Invisalign clear braces might be the answer! Here at Harlow Dental, we offer Invisalign in Charlotte, NC at our two convenient dental offices on 7th Street and at Steele Creek.
Our caring team of dental professionals is always available to answer your questions, and our dentists in 28273 can help you achieve your dream smile more easily than you’ve ever imagined. To get started or learn more about our monthly payment plan options for Invisalign, give us a call today at either of our locations!
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign clear braces?
If you’re an adult or older teenager in search of a healthier smile and straighter teeth, Invisalign is likely a great choice. Most patients can receive Invisalign without any problems, but the best way to know for sure is to contact your Charlotte Invisalign dentist to schedule a fast, easy consultation.
Because Invisalign aligner trays get removed for eating and cleaning each day, it’s essential to practice excellent patient compliance and discipline. You might be tempted to leave your trays out or skip a day or two of treatment, but Invisalign will only work if you wear your braces for at least 22 hours each day. If you’re worried about remembering to wear Invisalign, or if you know you’ll struggle with having aligners that you can remove, we will recommend a different treatment.
Why does it matter if I have a crooked smile?
You might think straight teeth are all about appearances, but having an aligned smile goes far beyond vanity or beauty. Straight teeth are the gateway to disease-free teeth, which is why we encourage our adult patients to choose Invisalign when they want to ramp up their oral health.
When your teeth are correctly aligned, you avoid the problems that come with overcrowding and overlapping. Having a straighter smile can help you avoid gum disease, tooth loss, and worn down teeth. Aligned teeth are not only easier to clean and keep clean, but they also help prevent future problems with your “occlusion,” or bite.
What makes Invisalign better than regular braces?
While no one treatment is “better” than the other, clear braces have several distinct advantages over traditional brackets and wires.
Our patients typically choose Invisalign because:
- There are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign, meaning you can eat hard and sticky foods you’d have to give up with metal braces.
- You can remove your aligners for a special occasion, like a wedding or reunion.
- Clear braces are subtle and don’t draw as much attention to your mouth as regular braces.
- You can monitor your progress and really see the results of your teeth shifting into place as you move through the entire Invisalign treatment.
Working professionals and those with busy, active lifestyles tend to feel particularly attracted to Invisalign in Charlotte because the treatment is less disruptive to their daily activities. It’s easy to give important presentations at the office with transparent braces or attend social functions without feeling self-conscious.
How can I schedule a dental appointment to start Invisalign?
The first step toward starting your Invisalign treatment is to schedule an initial dental visit with Dr. Harlow, our Charlotte dentist. We are seeing new patients at both of our locations, and we can also schedule visits with existing patients at any time.
To reach our Steele Street location, please call us at (704) 588-1515. To speak with someone at our 7th Street dental office, call (704) 333-6010. You can also use our online Contact pages to request a dental appointment online.
When you’re ready to start your journey toward a straighter, healthier smile, we invite you to contact us!