In our culture, braces were historically considered “kids stuff.” If a dentist discovered bite problems or permanent teeth came in noticeably crooked, junior went to the orthodontist and came home with metal bands, brackets, and wires. He probably wore them for several years, and when they came off, had some cavities and enamel damage.
Many people in Charlotte believe that if they didn’t have teeth straightened by the time they were out of high school, it was too late. Today, we know that it is never too late to get an attractively even smile. In fact, adult patients now represent about half of Americans in some form of orthodontics. Adult orthodontics are not only okay, they are awesome!
Teeth Straightening for Adults
Two primary factors have led to this revolution of teeth straightening with adult orthodontics patients. First, we discovered the positive impact of a stunning smile on self-confidence, business success, dating and mating, and oral hygiene. We learned that teeth straightening didn’t have to be driven by bite problems – it’s okay to straighten your teeth for cosmetic appeal and adult orthodontics can provide this.
Second, metal braces (especially for cosmetic teeth straightening) paved the way for modern adult orthodontics options that are unobtrusive lightweight, and quicker.
Dr. Chris Bowman, DDS, PA and his team at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte are pleased to deliver gorgeous adult orthodontics generated smiles to residents of the NC 28207 area. Your trusted family dentist can address misalignment, gaps, and overcrowding with Invisalign™ braces and Six Month Smiles™.
The Invisalign braces system is sometimes called clear braces or invisible braces. Dr. Bowman loads Invisalign braces 3D images of your mouth into a robust computerized program.
The Invisalign braces software designs a series of aligners to gently, gradually, and precisely move teeth into proper position. The Invisalign braces aligners are crystal clear, so you look great while you straighten your teeth. The Invisalign braces are also removable, so you are able to eat the foods you love and keep your smile sparkling clean throughout treatment.
Invisalign braces are ideal for teens and adults with mild to moderate misalignment that is primarily cosmetic. Average treatment time is 18 months. Visit our Charlotte NC dental office and find out with option is best for you!
Another adult orthodontics option is Six Month Smiles. With tooth colored wires held in place by clear brackets, Six Month Smiles straightens teeth discreetly in about six months. The Six Month Smiles plan focuses on the teeth that show most when you speak or smile. A special type of wire applies low force to reposition teeth quickly, yet safely.
Are you still dubious about seeking adult orthodontics treatment from a dentist? Dr. Bowman has extensive training and experience in Invisalign technology and application. Plus, he is a certified clinical instructor for Six Month Smiles. Yes, he trains other dentists!
Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation in Charlotte!
Call Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte for the straight talk on Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. We offer several payment options and patient financing plans.