Raleigh NC dentist, Charles Ferzli, DDS, provides the Invisalign system to help patients have straighter teeth. “Patients who would like their smile to look nicer without having to wear traditional braces, can now have access to the Invisalign system of nearly invisible clear aligners at Smiles of Cary Family Dentistry,” says Dr. Charles Ferzli.
Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that straighten teeth similar to the way traditional braces do. The difference is that Invisalign does not have any metal or wires that are uncomfortable or gives users an unsightly appearance. Invisalign braces are popular because like the name says they are nearly invisible and can align teeth according to the plan your dentist sets forth for you. Invisalign has been clinically proven and is recommended for moderate cases of orthodontic problems. If you have a severe case of misalignment, Invisalign may not be for you. Dr. Ferzli will be able to tell if patients are a candidate during a consultation.
Dr. Ferzli uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create a model of patient’s teeth. He will then use this model of the teeth to create a series of customized aligners. After patients have worn their customized aligners for 2-3 weeks, a new set will be created. Every 2-3 weeks, a new set of customized aligners will be made for until the teeth are perfectly aligned. Most people will experience perfect alignment in less than one year.
Invisalign works by straightening teeth incrementally until they meet the treatment plan Dr. Ferzli has worked out for the patient. Patients simply wear the aligners all day and night and take them out when they eat and for brushing. For best results, Invisalign recommends users wear the aligners at least 20 hours or so a day. Invisalign is intended for adults and teens whose teeth have stopped growing and who can follow the treatment plan set forth to them by their dentist.
Invisalign costs as much as traditional braces, but offers many more benefits. In addition to being nearly unnoticeable, Invisalign does not require the constant tightening that traditional metal and wire braces do. They also are easy to clean as are your teeth, simply take them off and brush your teeth as you normally would. As every patient is different, the treatment plan for Invisalign depends on your dental issues. Dr. Ferzli is able to determine the necessary treatment to meet patient’s goals and give a quote so that patients know how much the Invisalign system will cost.
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