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Dr. Wells of South Charlotte Dentistry Explains How Invisalign Works

Charlotte, NC, June 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces that uses removable aligners to straighten patients' teeth. Local Charlotte Invisalign provider, Dr. James Wells details how these aligners work and which problems can be corrected.

First, Dr. Wells explains that the removable aligners are designed to adjust the position of each tooth gently over time. This gradual method applies pressure to the teeth to shift them into alignment. "Invisalign works best for patients with gapped teeth, crowded teeth, and crooked teeth," says Dr. Wells, "Another great thing is Invisalign costs roughly the same as traditional braces."

Invisalign trays are made of a thermoplastic that is uniquely formed for each patient. Using an advanced computer program, Dr. Wells creates a treatment plan for each patient. Images of the patient's teeth are uploaded and treatment goals are set. Patients can even see a preview of their Invisalign before and after. A dental lab produces a series of aligners based on the images and goals of the patient. Every couple of weeks, the patient switches to a new aligner and continues to gradually adjust their teeth.

Patients like the look, feel, and convenience that Invisalign provides. "Traditional braces are uncomfortable and bulky and limit a patient's diet," explains Dr. Wells, "Invisalign is clear and removable so patients can straighten their teeth with less interference." The smooth design allows patients to correct their teeth without the discomfort of the metal and wires of braces. Patients remove the trays to eat, drink, brush and floss. Also, Invisalign requires fewer visits to the dentist for adjustments. This means patients will not have to miss too much work or school -while they straighten their teeth.

Dr. James Wells is an experienced Invisalign dentist for both teens and adults. He has practiced dentistry in the Charlotte area for almost 20 years. His practice focuses on family and cosmetic dentistry. South Charlotte Dentistry is located at 7741 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Suite 102 Charlotte, NC 28277. For more information on Invisalign or South Charlotte Dentistry, visit their website at www.southcharlottedentistry.com or call 704-759-0908. Dr. Wells can meet with interested patients for a consultation.

CONTACT: Christina Baker - 704-759-0908

Source: South Charlotte Dentistry