Invisalign Provider

Palmieri Dentistry

Roberto Palmieri, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Mooresville, NC

For an incredible, innovative alternative to conventional metal braces, treat yourself or your children to a customized Invisalign® treatment from Dr. Roberto Palmieri and his team. Discover all the advantages of this convenient, comfortable system of straightening your teeth that gives you plenty of reasons to smile along the way. Call Palmieri Dentistry or book an appointment online for a personalized consultation at his Mooresville, North Carolina office.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign braces are removable dental aligners used to straighten crooked teeth. Instead of tightening the same metal orthodontic fixtures bonded onto your teeth for months or years, Invisalign uses a series of custom-molded thermoplastic trays to realign your teeth and adjust your bite.

The brand name conveys their aligners’ nearly invisible appearance, which is just one of many reasons this service is so popular for mild to moderate spacing or crowding issues.

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Dr. Palmieri takes a mold of your teeth and gums and uses Invisalign computer technology to craft your first pair of aligners. They don’t precisely replicate your bite but fit in a way that applies subtle pressure to start shifting your teeth into better alignment.

Every two to six week, you replace your Invisalign trays with new ones that tighten certain spaces while expanding others, or gradually twisting certain teeth, as needed. Along the way, you visit Dr. Palmieri for checkups.

How long you need to wear Invisalign aligners depends on your unique situation, but the average treatment takes about a year.

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

It’s easy to take care of your Invisalign trays, especially since they’re removable. Dr. Palmieri suggests cleaning them daily by brushing them with your toothbrush and rinsing them with lukewarm water.

Or, if you want the absolute cleanest aligners possible, you can purchase the branded cleaning system from the manufacturer.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

It’s no surprise that Invisalign has many advantages over traditional metal braces:

  • Less noticeable (preferred by kids and adults alike)
  • More comfortable (essentially painless)
  • Easier to clean (removable)
  • Simpler (no rubber bands)
  • Safer (less likely to cut your lips or tongue)

But Invisalign isn’t just better than braces in several areas: There are many unique reasons to love these aligners.

For a photo or special moment, you can remove your Invisalign trays to flash your natural smile, and then put them back in a minute later.

There’s no need to worry when eating sticky or chewy food either since you can take your aligners out. Plus, you can floss and brush your teeth carefree after removing your trays.

Be sure to wear them 20 to 22 hours each day, so your teeth straighten as fast as possible.

If you’re ready to improve your smile the modern way, call for an appointment or book one online now.