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The Clear Benefits of Invisalign

Feb 27, 2012

Invisalign clear aligners can be a great option for improving the look of your smile. At Dr. Gregory Bialek’s office, we have lots of experience using this technology to give our patients the straight, beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. Plus, because it’s so convenient, Invisalign won’t interfere with your daily life.

Invisalign aligners are clear, discrete and effective at moving your teeth into their ideal positions.
You don’t need to change your eating habits, because your aligners can be easily removed.
Invisalign aligners are made of comfortable, smooth plastic, so you don’t have to worry about taking care of metal brackets.
Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, reducing the risk of possible problems.
Invisalign treatment is covered by most insurance providers, just like traditional braces.

A straight smile makes you look great, but it also can help you keep the rest of your mouth healthy. Correctly aligned teeth can decrease health issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel.

Invisalign can be used by teens and adults, so whether you want to improve your own smile or need more information about your teen’s orthodontic options, contact our Concord, NC office to learn more.

Invisalign® tips from Dr. Bialek

Oct 07, 2011

Many people know that Invisalign is a great alternative to braces if you don’t want to experience the look and feel of traditional metal braces. What few people know, though, is that just like traditional braces, Invisalign requires proper care to work effectively. Good oral hygiene is highly important, even when you are wearing something in your mouth that you can take out to eat with. It’s still likely that your aligners can build up plaque if not treated properly. When wearing your Invisalign aligners, Dr. Bialek wants you to ask yourself the following questions:

1. Am I eating with my aligners on? – These aligners are removable and should be taken out when you eat.

2. Am I drinking anything other than water with my aligners on? – Though it’s not necessary for you to take out your aligners while you drink, think about how sticky soda is. If you take out your aligners when drinking a soda, you have a better chance of keeping your aligners clean.

3. Am I brushing before putting the trays on? – The aligners have both an inside and outside. Keeping the outside clean is easy. Keeping the inside clean is also simple: just make sure you’ve brushed your teeth before putting the trays on.

These are all very simple steps, and ultimately, they help to keep you building good oral habits. If you have any questions about Invisalign or your treatment here, give us a call!