Orthodontics in Indian Trail, NC
If you’re looking to get a straighter smile, Pleasant Plains Dental has a variety of orthodontic options for any need and budget. Whether your teen needs braces or you’re looking to fix your smile fast, we can help!
Pleasant Plains Dental can treat orthodontic issues using metal braces, lingual braces, clear aligner therapy, and Six Month Smiles. Our orthodontic consultations are always free, so schedule yours today!
Want to straighten your smile effectively and discreetly? Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™ aligner therapy are great options for adults and older teens who want straighter teeth on their terms.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect use a series of clear straightening trays to gradually and gently move your teeth into position, giving you a straighter, more beautiful smile that you’re proud to show off. The best part is that the aligners can be removed for short periods of time, so you don’t have to give up eating your favorite foods, plus you can brush and floss your teeth normally.
Six Month Smiles
Get the smile of your dreams before your next dental cleaning thanks to Six Month Smiles!
Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored brackets and state-of-the-art wires to move your teeth faster than traditional braces. The wires have “shape memory,” which allows us to make fewer adjustments to the braces while still giving you dramatic results.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles
- High-tech wires move teeth quickly and require fewer adjustment appointments
- Average treatment time is only 6-9 months
- Tooth-colored brackets are less noticeable
- Fewer adjustment appointments mean you save time and money
Conventional Metal Braces
Certain advanced orthodontic issues can only be treated with metal braces. In other cases, patients like the fact that they don’t have to worry about losing their braces or taking them off before eating as with clear aligners. Metal braces work 24/7 to keep your treatment plan on track and straighten your smile.
If you are interested in the advantages that metal braces have to offer but don’t like how they look, ask our team about lingual braces. Lingual braces are applied to the back of the teeth instead of the front and work just as quickly as traditional metal braces. Lingual braces can even be less noticeable than clear aligners!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign can vary depending on a myriad of factors, including the complexity of the case and the duration of the treatment. Scheduling a consultation with an experienced orthodontist is the best way to estimate the cost of your treatment based on your specific needs. Many dental insurance plans also provide coverage for orthodontic treatments, which can help offset the cost, and our office offers an array of additional financial options as well to help make your treatment more affordable.
What is Six Month Smiles?
Six Month Smiles is a type of orthodontic treatment that focuses on correcting the alignment of the front teeth in a few months. Clear braces or custom clear aligners are used to gently shift the teeth quickly and discreetly. Unlike traditional braces, which can take several years, Six Month Smiles aims to achieve results within approximately six months, and it is usually able to do so due to just focusing on the teeth that show when the patient smiles. This treatment option is primarily designed for individuals who have minor to moderate cosmetic alignment issues.
Is ClearCorrect faster than traditional braces?
In terms of speed, ClearCorrect can be faster than traditional braces in certain cases. The treatment duration depends on the severity of the misalignment and the patient’s compliance with wearing their aligners as instructed. In some instances, ClearCorrect can achieve the desired results in a shorter timeframe compared to traditional braces, but it is best to consult with your Pleasant Plains dental team to determine the most suitable treatment option for your specific needs.
Are braces and clear aligners painful?
Getting used to wearing braces or clear aligners can take some time. Your teeth are not used to being shifted, so it’s completely normal to feel some pain or discomfort during the first week or two of your treatment. However, it shouldn’t be anything that over-the-counter pain medication can’t treat. If you have any questions or concerns about how your teeth are adjusting, feel free to let our team know.
What can I eat during my treatment?
One of the benefits of clear aligner therapy is that there are no food restrictions to worry about. When it comes to traditional braces and lingual braces, however, there are a few things that should be avoided to prevent brackets from being broken. Snacks that can get easily stuck in braces, like popcorn, nuts, and hard candy, should be avoided as much as possible. Biting into things like apples or carrots can also cause issues. When in doubt, it’s better to stick to soft foods.