Many patients want a straighter smile, but aren’t willing to commit to highly visible orthodontic treatment with metal braces. Invisalign gives you the ability to get the straight, beautiful smile you want without the trade-off of wearing bulky wire-and-bracket braces. With removable, clear aligners, you can remain confident throughout your entire treatment while your teeth are gradually shifted into proper position.
This revolutionary treatment can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues including gaps, underbite, crowded teeth, or an open bite. Whether you just want to love your smile a little more or you think you've got a particularly tough case, Dr. Mistry will assess your smile during a consultation to help determine whether Invisalign is right for you. If you are located near Chapel Hill, give us a call today at (919) 391-0046.
After your consultation, Dr. Mistry will work closely with an Invisalign lab to create your custom aligners. Your treatment will begin as soon as your first sets of aligners arrive at our office. For optimal results and to get the most out of Invisalign treatment, you should wear your aligners for 22+ hours per day and only remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Every two weeks, you’ll swap your aligners for a new pair and every 6 weeks, you’ll come to Brightside Family Dental for a checkup with Dr. Mistry. Treatment typically lasts for about a year, though this depends on your unique orthodontic needs.
The cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on your unique case, how many aligners are necessary to shift the position of your teeth, and which teeth need to be straightened. During your consultation with Dr. Mistry, we will develop your individualized treatment plan and give you an estimate. We offer financial resources for every patient to bring the cost of care within your budget.
Invisalign does not use the metal brackets and wires that are required by traditional braces. Instead, this treatment consists of a set of plastic aligners that you will wear for 20-22 hours per day or longer.
This means Invisalign aligners have a number of great benefits. They are invisible when worn, can be removed to eat and drink and to brush and floss, and are much more comfortable compared to braces.
These aligners look similar to a retainer or a night guard for teeth grinding, and they are specially designed to gently shift your teeth as you wear them. After Dr. Manish Mistry approves you for Invisalign treatment, he will work with Invisalign to create a series of aligners that will correct your orthodontic issues.
Each set of aligners will move your upper and lower teeth slightly toward the proper position, fixing orthodontic problems like uneven teeth, crowded and crooked teeth, and gaps in your smile.
At first, each set of aligners will fit very tightly, as your mouth will need to adjust to the aligners and your teeth will begin shifting. However, as the aligners move your teeth, they will become more comfortable, and will not apply as much pressure to your teeth.
You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. Dr. Manish Mistry will usually provide you with 2-3 sets of aligners after each visit, and you’ll need to make sure that you continue to wear them according to his instructions to ensure that your treatment proceeds as it was planned.
If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment in Chapel Hill, you may be wondering if you’re a good candidate. To be a good candidate for Invisalign, you must meet a few basic requirements. First, your mouth should be free of any major oral health problems, such as decayed or damaged teeth and gum disease. You must get the appropriate care to resolve these issues before you can have Invisalign treatment.
Worried that dental work such as a dental crown may interfere with your ability to get Invisalign treatment? Don’t worry. In the vast majority of cases, crowns won’t have any effect on your ability to correct your teeth with Invisalign.
In addition, your mouth must have only minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues. Invisalign is very versatile, and it can be used to treat a wide variety of teeth alignment issues, including gaps in your smile, uneven teeth, minor bite problems, and more.
However, Invisalign is not a replacement for traditional metal braces. If you have severe problems with the alignment of your teeth and your bite, it may not be the best option for your needs. Braces may be a better option, and provide superior overall orthodontic results.
Not sure if Invisalign is right for you? The best way to find out is with an appointment at Brightside Family Dental from Dr. Manish Mistry. At your appointment, Dr. Mistry can examine your mouth and determine if Invisalign is the best option for correcting your smile and your bite. Contact us now to get started.
"I highly recommend Dr. Mistry! He is very thorough and knowledgeable! I recently had a root canal and was nervous about the procedure but Dr. Mistry did an excellent job! He took the time to make sure there was no pain and the healing process went smoothly. He also explained each part of the procedure in a way I was able to fully understand."
"Dr. Mistry was AWESOME. Usually, I am nervous about going to the dentist but he explained the procedure so that I could understand. I left there pain free. My sister Wendy Jarrell referred me and I am grateful.
On behalf of the Jarrell family... We thank you."
"Dr. Mistry did a wonderful job on my teeth, particularly the work he did on a bridge on the left side. I would highly recommend him to anyone for your dental needs!"
"We have your entire well-being in mind, not just your teeth."
– Dr. Mistry