Do you want to effectively straighten your smile? Dr. Shannon French provides clear braces to her patients in Bladenboro, NC. Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are modern methods of straightening misaligned teeth over time. These clear braces offer patients convenient and conservative cosmetic dental treatment. Dr. French and her team ensure that each patient receives a custom treatment plan that works with their goals, budget, and oral health needs. They work one-on-one with patients to provide high-quality and effective care.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Crooked and misaligned teeth can cause a variety of dental concerns. Firstly, they impact the fit and function of your bite. Sometimes patients with crooked teeth can develop TMJ disorders because they have an uneven bite. An uneven bite puts pressure on the teeth and jaw. Misaligned teeth are also difficult to keep clean. If patients cannot reach areas between their teeth, plaque can build up easily. Bacteria that create plaque irritate the gums and can eat away at the tooth enamel.
Types of Clear Braces
Invisalign is a treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to gradually straighten teeth over time. For the most accurate treatment possible, we will take dental impressions of the teeth. These are used to create custom aligners. Each set of aligners are worn for 22 hours a day. They are switched every two weeks as the teeth shift into alignment. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients are able to eat the foods they love without restrictions.
Six Month Smiles are clear braces with brackets and wires that blend in with the color of natural teeth. These braces gently straighten the teeth with an average time of only 6 months. Six Month Smiles benefit patients with more moderate to severe orthodontic problems. This treatment produces quick results but requires more care to clean and maintain.
Clear Braces FAQs
Want to know more about clear braces? Read on:
Are clear braces painful?
You may experience slight pain or soreness as you adjust to your Invisalign aligners or tightened brackets. However, this will fade as you get used to your braces or aligners. Invisalign is noted by many patients to be more comfortable than traditional metal braces because the aligners do not irritate the gums.
Does insurance cover treatment with Invisalign or Six Month Smiles?
Cosmetic dental treatments are not typically covered by insurance. Dental insurance usually only covers treatments that are deemed medically necessary. However, our team can help you with any billing and paperwork. We can help you maximize your dental insurance benefits for your treatment.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you want a healthy and more balanced smile? Are you looking for a treatment that can quickly straighten crooked or misaligned teeth? Try clear braces today. Call Bladenboro Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 910-469-4592. You may also request a dental appointment with our team online. Our goal is to ensure your comfort and satisfaction during treatment. Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns about your care and we will be happy to help.