Achieve a Perfect Smile With Invisalign®

Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth that make you self-conscious when you smile? If so, Invisalign® may be the perfect solution for you! In this blog post, we will discuss tooth issues that can be treated with Invisalign®. We’ll also provide a guide to the treatment process so you know what to expect!

Tooth Issues

Invisalign® offers a straightforward solution for straightening your teeth with the aid of clear aligners that fit comfortably and securely. Crooked teeth may be the primary motivation behind getting Invisalign® braces, but it isn’t the only condition these clear aligners can fix. In addition to straightening teeth, these aligners can also remedy a variety of other dental issues:

Gaps in Teeth

Having visible gaps between your teeth when you smile can detract from your appearance. When food accumulates in between your teeth, the gaps can also put you at a greater risk of gum disease. These issues can cause sore gums and redness, potentially leading to infections that need urgent attention. By using Invisalign®, you can easily and effectively shift your teeth to eliminate any gaps or spaces. After wearing these aligners in accordance with your dentist’s recommendation, you can expect to have a more even and uniform distribution of teeth, without any awkward gaps.


Overbites, or when the top row of teeth stick out further than the bottom row, can be addressed with Invisalign®. This condition is common in many people and can often be corrected without surgery or conventional braces. When you are fitted for the clear aligners, the dentist will measure your overbite and design a set of custom-made aligners that gradually move your teeth into their correct position.


Underbites are caused when the lower jaw juts out more than normal, causing the lower teeth to protrude beyond the upper ones. This is usually due to misalignment of the lower jawbone itself or an overgrowth of tissue in that area. An orthodontist may recommend using Invisalign® to address this issue by gently pushing the lower teeth into their proper position.

Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious when smiling and speaking, but with Invisalign®, you can get a smile that looks straight and natural. This treatment is safe and effective for realigning your teeth without the use of metal brackets or wires. After having custom-made aligners created to fit your mouth perfectly, they will be worn in phases, each one slightly adjusting the position of your teeth until they are perfectly aligned.

Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth can be a difficult issue to deal with. Not only are they unpleasant to look at, but they can also lead to dental issues like gum disease, cavities, and bad breath. By using Invisalign®’s custom-made aligners, you can easily and comfortably realign your teeth without the use of metal braces. The unique design of the aligners will gently shift your teeth over time until they have been moved into their ideal position.

The Treatment Process

The Invisalign® treatment process involves creating a personalized set of aligners that will be worn in succession to realign your teeth. Your orthodontist or dentist will first take impressions of your mouth to get an accurate reading of the position of the teeth and gums. Then, using advanced computer imaging technology, these impressions are used to design a customized treatment plan for you.

Once they have designed the 3D image of your ideal smile, they will create custom-made aligners that fit precisely into your mouth. These clear aligners are made with smooth, medical-grade plastic that is comfortable on your gums and won’t irritate the inside of your mouth. You’ll wear each pair for approximately two weeks before switching out for the next set. Your orthodontist or dentist will monitor your progress every four to six weeks to ensure that your teeth are being moved into the right position. After wearing Invisalign® for the prescribed amount of time, you’ll be able to enjoy a straight and beautiful smile without anyone knowing you ever had them!

Invisalign® is an excellent alternative for people who don’t want traditional metal braces but still need help achieving a straighter and healthier smile. With this clear aligner technology, you can get results quickly and conveniently, with no pain or discomfort. Plus, because they’re removable, it’s easy to keep your teeth clean and maintain good oral hygiene while in treatment.

Southern Dental Associates: Accepting New Patients

If you think Invisalign® might help a tooth problem you have, contact Southern Dental Associates today. Our team of experienced dentists can help you determine if Invisalign® is the right solution for your needs, and create a personalized treatment plan to get you on your way to achieving that perfect smile! We accept new patients in our offices located in Advance, Lewisville, Wilkesboro, and Lexington, NC.

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