STRAIGHTEN YOUR SMILE
Invisalign has already helped millions of people get the straight smiles they’ve always wanted with a nearly invisible treatment. Clear, plastic aligners are custom-made for you and your smile, and they apply pressure to gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. Whether you have crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth, Dr. Dan Hostrander can use Invisalign to give you the smile of your dreams!
benefits of invisalign
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is the nearly invisible treatment. Patients won’t need to worry about metal or rubber bands as their teeth are straightened, and you’ll be able to smile and speak confidently throughout treatment. Since the clear aligners are removable, you’ll also be able to enjoy the food and drinks you love. Interested in an invisible, removable orthodontic option? Call us today to learn more at (980) 999-5007.
get the best results
tips for successful treatment
To ensure that your Invisalign treatment is as successful as possible, it’s imperative that you care for your aligners and wear them correctly. You should wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day to get the best results. It’s also important to clean your aligners daily, and always brush your teeth before putting your aligners back on. Since aligners are removable, the success of your treatment highly depends on you. So where them diligently and call us if you have any questions!
straight smiles start here
invisalign at horizon dental
Dr. Dan and the team at Horizon Dental love to guide patients through their journey to the smile of their dreams. If Invisalign is right for you, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure that your treatment is as smooth and successful as possible. We want all of our patients to be proud of their smiles, and we would be honored to give you a straighter, more confident smile! Call us now at (980) 999-5007 or visit our office at 13425 Hoover Creek Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273 to learn more!
Discomfort During Treatment
Is Invisalign Painful?
Invisalign is widely recognized as being more comfortable than braces for most patients. It tends to move the teeth more gently, and Invisalign is made of smooth plastic, unlike the bulky and sharp metal components used in braces, which can irritate the lips and other oral tissues.
However, this does not mean that Invisalign is completely pain-free. In their natural state, your teeth want to stay where they are. They don’t want to move. And the pressure that Invisalign places on your teeth to shift them will cause some pain and discomfort until they “get used to” their new position.
For this reason, you can expect Invisalign to cause some pain and discomfort. This is particularly common when you switch to a new set of aligners during treatment, since this is when the most force is exerted on the teeth to encourage them to move to the proper position.
There are a few steps you can take to help with discomfort, though. For example, most patients choose to put in a new set of aligners at night before they go to sleep, so that they can sleep through most of the discomfort as their teeth adjust to their new aligners.
In addition, eating cold foods and consuming cold drinks can also help numb the teeth, and eating mostly soft foods like yogurt for a day or two after switching to new aligners also helps reduce feelings of discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medicine like aspirin and ibuprofen may also help with pain. Usually, your discomfort will subside within a few days of switching to a new pair of aligners.
Understanding The Risks
Is Invisalign Safe?
Yes. Invisalign is absolutely safe. It’s fully approved by the FDA and all other regulatory agencies, and has been used by millions of patients to achieve straighter, healthier smiles. As long as you are a good candidate for treatment, you will not have to worry about any serious risks or side effects at all.
Not only that, but Dr. Dan is a certified Invisalign provider, and has years of experience treating patients at Horizon Dental with brace-free orthodontics in Charlotte. You can trust him to deliver excellent results.
And, unlike some competing “mail-order aligner” services like SmileDirectClub, your entire Invisalign treatment process will be supervised and administered by Dr. Dan, ensuring the best possible results for your orthodontic treatment.
How Long Will It Take
To Start Seeing Results?
Invisalign, like braces, moves your teeth very gradually. This means that, at first, it may seem like your treatment is not having any effect on your appearance. However, you can rest assured that your smile will eventually begin to look noticeably straighter.
The amount of time this will take mostly depends on the specifics of your case, such as the current position of your teeth and how far each one needs to be moved. Some patients may notice a straighter smile within 4-6 weeks, while others may not be able to see results for up to 2-3 months or longer.