Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening

Clear Braces - Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Fayetteville Adults

Are you thinking about straightening your teeth? You may be able to skip those old-fangled metal braces, the bane of teenagers in an earlier era. Clear braces from The Fayetteville Dentist make teeth straightening a whole new ballgame.

Unlike traditional metal braces, clear braces have are no wires or brackets or rubber bands. Even better, they are almost undetectable – even to people standing just a few feet away from you.

The proper name for clear braces is “aligners.” They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. You wear a series of them to put pressure on your teeth, which gradually brings them into alignment. Each set of aligners is worn from one to two weeks before you go to a new set. The new set changes the alignment slightly, so that in time, you have an ideal bite.

Clear braces are so undetectable that some people call them invisible. Of course, they are not invisible, but they’re really close. They are made from clear plastic, which is what makes them so subtle.

One of the things that people like best about clear braces is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. For the best results, however, they should be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.

At The Fayetteville Dentist we have clear braces from Invisalign. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-213-3789

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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Suspect A Bite Problem?

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The topic of this blog post from The Fayetteville Dentist is malocclusion, which literally means “bad bite.” Many cases of malocclusion can be corrected with clear braces.

Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics, coined the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole, but  in most cases the misalignment is so slight that it causes no issues.

When you combine multiple teeth on two arches and a jaw joint with a considerable range of motion, it is easy to see how these elements can fail to align properly. In fact, it is a wonder that they work correctly for most people – allowing them to talk, eat, and breathe without giving it a second thought.

There are many causes of malocclusion – some originating with the teeth and some originating with the jaw. Misshapen teeth, extracted teeth, impacted teeth, crowded teeth, and widely spaced teeth can affect the bite. Injury to the jaw can also cause malocclusion as well as improperly fitting restorations and other dental appliances.

Children with a normal bite can develop bite problems with prolonged pacifier use, thumb sucking or bottle drinking. In rarer cases, oral tumors can move a bite out of alignment.

The treatment for malocclusion depends on the cause. Orthodontics can move teeth into alignment to repair bite issues. Overcrowding often requires extraction of one or more teeth. Misshapen teeth that affect the bite can often be repaired with crowns or dental bonding.

If the jawbone is significantly misshapen or misaligned, maxillofacial surgery may be needed. Jaw surgery is a serious undertaking with significant risks and a long, painful recovery. While the jaw heals, it is secured with wires and screws. Ouch!

The Fayetteville Dentist in Fayetteville NC is able to correct many cases of malocclusion with clear braces from Invisalign. We also offer a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311

 

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A Clear Advantage: Invisalign in Fayetteville NC

When it comes to orthodontics, Invisalign clear braces are a game-changer. They straighten teeth and upgrade your smile, but are so inconspicuous that some people call them invisible. The Fayetteville Dentist offers Invisalign clear braces to teenage and adult patients alike.

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear braces don’t have any wires, brackets or rubber bands. They are so discreet that people standing just a few feet away from you may not realize you’re wearing them.

Invisalign clear braces are categorized as “aligners.” They are made of clear plastic and are worn over your teeth to gradually bring them into alignment. To most people, they look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard.

One of the things makes Invisalign clear braces so popular is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtime, and when you brush your teeth at night. For the best results, however, it’s recommended they be worn for at least twenty-two hours each day.

Invisalign clear braces are a great choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth, but don’t want to wear traditional braces at work. But they aren’t for everyone. They are not good for patients who, for example, have severely rotated teeth.

To find out if Invisalign clear braces are right for you, schedule a consultation with The Fayetteville Dentist. We also provide a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers and dental implants. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


Bruxism Treatment in Fayetteville NC

Teeth grinding is a common condition in which someone grinds or clenches their teeth. It often happens during sleep, and even when the person is awake it’s unconscious, so they aren’t even aware of it. The medical term for it is bruxism, and it’s a potentially serious condition, but at The Fayetteville Dentist it is treatable, too.

By one calculation, as many as forty million Americans grind their teeth. It’s called nocturnal bruxism in those who do it during sleep. The prevailing view is that most cases are stress-related.

Whatever the cause, people with severe teeth grinding can damage dental fillings. It can also damage their teeth by wearing away layers of enamel and exposing the underlying dentin, which can result in sensitive teeth.

Severe bruxism is also associated with:

  • Headaches in the morning
  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Facial pain

In children, more than half of teeth grinders stop on their own by the time they’re thirteen. In adolescents and adults, it can last longer

Professional counseling can help teeth grinders, if their grinding is related to stress. A more direct approach is using a special mouth guard. Known by various names, such as a night guard or night splint, they’re like an athlete’s mouth guard. Worn over the upper teeth, they provide a cushion between the teeth to prevent damage.

At the Fayetteville Dentist, we great bruxism and provide mouth guards. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry, clear braces from Invisalign, and other services. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


Lasting a Lifetime: Children’s Dentist in Fayetteville

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, which is why early dental care is so important. The Fayetteville Dentist is committed to providing excellent children’s dentistry.

A big part of keeping teeth and gums healthy is daily care. That means teaching your youngsters good brushing and flossing habits. It also means taking them to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months. The American Dental Association recommends bringing children in for their first visit within six months of their first tooth coming in, and no later than their first birthday.

Keeping teeth and gums healthy also means having a balanced diet that is low in sugar. More and more children are showing signs of early tooth decay. It has even been called the most common chronic childhood disease. By minimizing sweets and establishing a good dental health routine, cavities can be limited.

A good tool for protecting teeth is dental sealants. Sealants are a thin protective layer of plastic material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where tooth decay is most prevalent. Along with brushing and flossing, sealants go a long way toward preventing cavities.

The children’s dentistry provided by The Fayetteville Dentist  helps to ensure your youngster’s teeth and gums will stay healthy. We also provide Invisalign clear braces to patients of all ages, plus general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


What You See And What You Don’t

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If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete cosmetic dental smile makeover, you want people to notice the final outcome – your unforgettable smile. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes. Today’s post talks about three critical cosmetic dentistry components from The Fayetteville Dentist that are not readily apparent when you smile, but are often necessary for the successful result.

Invisible Braces
Not everyone in Durham wants to flash a metal smile while their teeth are being straightened. Clear braces from Invisalign keep your secret safe because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.

Tooth Implants
A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root after a tooth extraction. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw bone. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others.

The Fayetteville Dentist provides general and cosmetic dentistry, and procedures such as wisdom teeth extraction. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311


Upgrade Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry in Fayetteville NC

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Let’s talk about the power of a smile. A smile communicates emotion more powerfully than words. But what if issues with your teeth prevent you from smiling? If you’re in the Fayetteville NC area, we can help with cosmetic dentistry.

You may have a warm and engaging personality, but others may not see it without a smile. Your demeanor may give them the wrong impression. It may even be affecting your career, or personal relationship.

If you are not happy with the way your teeth look, you have probably considered cosmetic dentistry. Maybe you’re sitting on the fence about what could be a life-changing renewal. We invite you to come in to The Fayetteville Dentist for a free, informational smile makeover consultation.

Learn about what cosmetic dentistry can do. Cosmetic dentistry is all about making a positive change to your teeth and to your smile, in both health, function, and appearance.

Porcelain veneers are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth, and make both cosmetic corrections and orthodontic adjustments.

Dental implants replace missing teeth by surgically implanting a titanium post in your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of that. Implants function like a real tooth, and prevent bone loss.

Invisalign clear braces correct your bite, and are favored by many patients because they are almost undetectable, and can be removed at mealtimes and at bedtime.

Cosmetic dentistry in Fayetteville NC has the potential to transform your life. Call the Fayetteville Dentist to schedule a consultation.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311