Dr. Graham is a Hickory, North Carolina Invisalign "preferred provider," which means that he has the experience and the knowledge to treat your Invisalign case. Although the cosmetic aspects of Invisalign treatment are what attract many patients to this teeth alignment system, it is important to note that properly aligned teeth also promote good oral hygiene. When teeth are straight, they are easier to brush and floss, and there are fewer areas in which food particles can get lodged.
Invisalign is an aesthetic teeth alignment system that employs a series of custom made, clear plastic aligners that work over time to bring the teeth into proper alignment. It is an ideal option for most patients looking to improve their smile without having to wear those traditional metal "train-track" style braces.
The process begins by creating a treatment plan and developing a 3-D computerized model of your teeth, showing the current state of your teeth and how they are projected to look after treatment. The model is used to make a series of high quality, medical grade plastic aligners that are custom made for each individual patient.
You receive three sets of aligners at each dental visit, which are scheduled abut every six weeks. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks at a time to slowly guide the teeth into proper alignment.
Patients sometimes experience mild discomfort each time they progress to their next aligner, but this discomfort typically is not as severe as it is with traditional metal braces and goes away with wear.
Invisalign aligners can be removed when you need to brush, floss, eat or drink. They also can be removed for important moments, such as public speaking engagements or wedding photos.
The cost of Invisalign is similar to that of traditional braces and usually is covered by dental insurance. Our office also offers a variety of financing options that can make the treatment more affordable.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, call for a consultation with Dr. Graham to determine whether you are a good candidate for the treatment.