Dr. White offers many solutions to help our local patients get straighter teeth. We are proud to serve as your local Invisalign® dentist in Holly Ridge, NC. We have plenty of experience helping patients get the smile of their dreams through this innovative alternative to traditional braces! Make an appointment with us today.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw and then covered with a crown that matches the shade and size of your other teeth. They require no special care. You can brush and floss them just as you would natural teeth.
Dr. White is highly trained and experienced with performing dental implants. During the procedure, we first surgically place a titanium post within your jawbone, below the gums. Over time, the bone around the implant grows around it, securing it in place—much like a natural tooth. This process, called osseointegration, helps ensure that dental implants are long-lasting and strong. Once this process is complete, we carefully craft a customized tooth called a dental crown, which is then fitted over the post. If you need more than one tooth replaced, customized dentures or bridges will be created to fit your implants.
AN ALTERNATIVE TO BRACES
Many people understand the value of braces. They can help to create a straight, beautiful smile while improving functionality of your bite. But many of our patients complain that traditional metal braces are unsightly and too painful. That’s why an alternative solution like Invisalign is a great option. These clear aligners are virtually invisible in your mouth, concealing the fact that you’re wearing braces at all.
They also are designed to work gradually over time. And because the process is gradual, you can get straight teeth without the typical pain you might experience with traditional braces. Another great benefit of clear aligners is that they can be removed to better clean and brush your teeth!
HOW DOES INVISALIGN WORK?
Dr. White is an experienced Invisalign dentist and follows all best-practices to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We will discuss your needs and help you determine if this is the right solution for you.
If we decide that Invisalign is a great option for your needs, we will begin the process. It’s simple! We’ll use our advanced imaging technology to scan your teeth and create a custom, precise model. Then, your custom Invisalign clear aligners will arrive, designed specifically for your teeth. Your aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place in stages. At each stage, you will switch to a new aligner that will help to move your teeth further into position.
We’ll schedule regular checkups with you to measure progress and help to keep you on track throughout the process.