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When you hear the word “orthodontics”, what comes to mind? For many, it is the familiar visions of a mouthful of metal, painful adjustments, dietary restrictions, and awkward moments. On the other hand, there are people who could have benefitted from braces when they were children or teens, but did not have access to them. Many adults, and older teenagers are opting to straighten their smiles with Invisalign® aligners. With the Invisalign system, you can straighten your teeth without the care, maintenance and other issues that come with traditional braces.

The Invisalign system uses a series of trays that fit snugly against your teeth to slowly move them into better positions. They are crafted using digital impressions of your teeth, and as you change them out each week, they will move your teeth horizontally and vertically to give you the straight and beautiful smile you want. The trays can even rotate your teeth into their proper positions when necessary.

The aligners are made of a clear material, which is virtually unnoticeable by other people, and will not be a distraction in work or social situations. You need only remove them to eat, and to brush and floss your teeth. Cleaning the aligner is easy. The aligners can be cleaned with a special solution or they can simply be rinsed with lukewarm water.

If you are interested in a straight and healthy smile without the issues associated with traditional braces, call 704-849-6700 today to schedule an appointment with our dentist Dr. Derek C. Barnes at Derek C. Barnes, DMD in Charlotte, North Carolina, to see if the Invisalign system is right for you. We’ll be happy to see you for an exam and a consultation, and get you started on the road to a beautiful smile.