You have attended every routine exam and cleaning in your dental plan, and you never skip or skimp on your at-home oral health practices. The result: You have perfectly healthy, white teeth. Now you’re ready to take the next step and straighten out the imperfections in your smile, but you want to avoid traditional braces. Fortunately, at Fresh Dental, Hickory dentists Drs. Thayer Bouali, Joti Johal, and Richard Dunning offers a comfortable and nearly invisible braces option for patients with mild to moderate misalignment: Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
This teeth-straightening system uses clear aligners that are made out of nearly invisible plastic and, unlike traditional braces, can be inserted and removed for special occasions, eating, and your daily cleaning routines. The aligners are BPA free and so smooth that they don’t irritate your cheeks and gums. Invisalign is an invisible-braces method that begins with a consultation during which you and Drs. Bouali, Johal, and Dunning plan the desired result. A series of custom-made aligners are then used to correct your unique misalignment.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
Your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with Drs. Bouali, Johal, and Dunning. They will analyze your bite and discuss your dental goals with you. Once Invisalign has been determined to be the best tooth-straightening system for you, Drs. Bouali, Johal, and Dunning will:
- 1. Take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a digital image
- 2. Map the movements of your teeth from their current position to the final desired position
- 3. Have custom-made clear aligners created specifically for you, to wear through the day
- 4. Monitor your progress and have you change aligners every two weeks, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment
As you move from one aligner to the next (approximately every two weeks), your teeth will gradually shift until they reach their final, improved position.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Who can use Invisalign?
A: Unlike other types of invisible braces, Invisalign is appropriate for teenagers and adults alike.
Q: How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?
A: Drs. Ganglani, Johal, and Dunning will determine the length of treatment based on the severity of your unique situation. On average, patients who seek out invisible braces use Invisalign for 12 months.
Q: How much does Invisalign cost?
A: The cost of an Invisalign treatment is similar to traditional braces and some types of clear braces. At Fresh Dental, we offer a wide variety of payment and financing options that are designed to help you achieve straight teeth with the Invisalign system.
Call (828) 270-3007 today to schedule an Invisalign consultation with our Hickory dental office and to get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.
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Love the staff and dentist here at FreshDental!!
I am so thankful to Dr. Johal and her professional staff. She was able to care for me knowing that financially I would take a long time to come through and when other dentists would not want to bother, since I had just been through chemo treatment. Thank you so much Dr. Joti!
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I would like to give a shout out for Fresh Dental Hickory , I had a great experience , not knowing what I was gonna face. My Hygienist ( Shannon) Done a teeth cleaning ,she was gentle ,and also in the areas I had a sensitive tooth. Shannons ,work and her personality is great. Also Shari the Dental Assistant that worked with Dr. Joti Johal was both great !!!!I had X-rays and a filling filled.. They explain everything to you before doing anything. I recommend fresh dental Hickory , to anyone including someone never been to a dentist and is scared. Even to the office ( April ) she’s great... Thank all of you for a good experience.. Lisa.
Dental Services Offered at Hickory NC FRESHDental
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Digital X-rays
- Emergency Dental Services
- Family Dentist
- Fixed and Removeable Bridges
- Fluoride Treatment
- General Dentistry
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Hygiene Services
- Inlays and Onlays
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Porcelain Veneers
- Professional Teeth Cleanings
- Root Canals
- Smile Design Treatment
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth Decay Prevention
- Tooth Extractions
- Tooth Fillings
- Wisdom Teeth Removal