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Why It's Not Too Late to Straighten Your Teeth

August 6, 2019
Posted By: Cornelius Dentistry
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Your smile is important! It conveys how you feel and portrays confidence and friendliness when you meet other people. Did you know that people who hide their smiles are often perceived as unhappy or unapproachable? If crowded or crooked teeth are keeping you from smiling, it may be time to consider invisible braces in Cornelius, NC.

How Do Invisible Braces Work?

Instead of using metal braces to straighten your teeth, invisible braces with Invisalign gently move your teeth with custom clear plastic aligners. The aligners are smooth, fit snugly, and are removable for eating meals and brushing your teeth. You should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day to achieve the best outcome; however, the good news is that they're comfortable to wear, so you don't have to endure the discomfort caused by pokey metal brackets and wires.

Your aligners are part of a series designed by your dentist to gradually move your teeth according to the specifics of their treatment plan, so you'll change them every two weeks. Invisalign is efficient and effective, and your dentist can complete most cases in a few months as opposed to years.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Invisalign can help most patients, but the best way to be sure is to schedule an evaluation with your dentist in Cornelius. With x-rays, models, and photos of your teeth, they can determine if Invisalign will deliver the best results for your specific needs.

If cost is a concern, the good news is that many dental insurance plans include an orthodontic benefit that can be used for treatment with Invisalign to help defray your out-of-pocket cost. Third-party financing such as CareCredit can also help you break the cost of treatment into convenient monthly payments that make straightening your teeth simple.

Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign in Cornelius, NC? Dr. Jillian Woodruff would love to talk with you! Contact Cornelius Dentistry today at (704) 413-0475 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Woodruff.

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