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How to Get Your Kids Ready for Braces

Modern orthodontic treatment has never been easier, more effective or more comfortable, but despite this, it does still require commitment, especially as your children are likely to be wearing braces for quite some time to come. It’s hardly surprising that children and teenagers often feel a little apprehensive about receiving orthodontic treatment, as, after all, it is a brand-new experience. However, with a little preparation, you can help get your child get ready for orthodontic treatment and of course, Dr. Christina Pepper and our dental team here at Charlotte Advanced Orthodontics are always here to support you both and to offer advice. Listed below are some of the ways you can help prepare your child.

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Caring for Your Smile After Invisalign

Here at Charlotte Advanced Orthodontics, we love nothing more than seeing someone successfully complete treatment with Invisalign. As the end of your orthodontic treatment draws to a close, you’re probably really excited to see the final outcome and to begin enjoying your lovely new smile. After your dedication to successfully completing treatment, you will want to ensure that the results of treatment last for life. To do this, you must follow Dr. Christina Pepper’s instructions on caring for your new smile.

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Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Braces!

Invisalign, The Clear Alternative to Braces!

Traditionally, straightening your teeth meant wearing metal braces that although highly effective are quite visible. These braces are still widely used but today there are other options. While some people don’t mind wearing metal braces and even look forward to customizing their look with colored bands, adults, and self-conscious teenagers might not be so enthusiastic. This is where Invisalign can be a wonderful alternative to wearing traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can look forward to straightening your teeth nearly invisibly, so you can enjoy a beautifully straight smile without the need for any metal brackets or wires. This could be the ideal solution if you have always hankered after a straighter smile but have never relished the thought of wearing braces.

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The Digital Invisalign Process in Port Charlotte, FL

Digital Invisalign Impressions with iTero

We at Charlotte Advanced Orthodontics are proud to be a top Invisalign provider in Port Charlotte, Florida. We are excited to offer digital impressions to our Invisalign process using the iTero scanner! As on of the only Invisalign providers in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda offering the iTero scanner, there are many benefits:

  • No goopy impression material in your mouth.
  • Immediate treatment simulation shows your expected outcome with Invisalign.
  • More accurate digital Invisalign impression means better fitting Invisalign aligners.
  • Faster turnaround when ordering Invisalign aligners for your case.
  • Clearly see where your teeth are and how are you are progressing through Invisalign treatment.

If you are interesting straightening your teeth with Invisalign, this is the time!  Visit us at our Port Charlotte office and schedule your free consultation and free treatment simulation!

Do I Need Braces?

Some of the most common questions we receive at our orthodontics practice here in Port Charlotte, FL are:

  • Do I need braces?
  • Does my child need braces?
  • When does my child need braces?
  • How can I tell if I need braces?
  • How long will my child be in braces?

These are all excellent questions, however the answer usually cannot be given without a consultation.  Each patient is different and each orthodontics treatment plan is unique.  We invite you to visit our practice in Port Charlotte, FL.  We will be happy to sit down with you and your child and discuss the braces process.  Request an appointment today!