Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer patients in Chapel Hill the option of Invisalign® invisible braces. Invisalign is the number one patient requested clear braces system in the United States for treating mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. The clear, comfortable and discreet aligners can be used to treat:
- Crooked teeth
- Cross bite
- Under bite
- Over bite
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers Invisalign for teen and adult patients. Our patients enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign:
- Invisible aligners: no one has to know you are wearing braces
- Aligners are made from a comfortable plastic material that does not irritate the gums and soft tissues of the mouth
- Aligners are removable for daily oral hygiene, routine dental care and the enjoyment of your favorite foods
- Treatment times are often shorter when compared to traditional metal braces
The first step in the Invisalign process is a consultation with Dr. Furgurson in our Chapel Hill dental office. Once he’s determined Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Furgurson will create a customized treatment plan. We will take an impression of your teeth and send them to the Invisalign laboratory to have a series of custom, clear aligners made for your teeth.
You will receive your custom sets of aligners that are changed out about every two weeks to gradually reposition the teeth. The length of treatment depends on your condition as well as your goals. Generally speaking, treatment takes 6 to 9 months, but some patients may achieve the results they want in as few as 3 or 4 months, while some may need a year or more.
A retainer and follow up visits with Dr. Furgurson will help ensure you maintain your straighter smile for years to come.