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Orthodontic Appliances in Matthews NC and SouthPark

Removable orthodontic appliances can be an inexpensive way to correct minor orthodontic problems or augment your fixed treatment. Minor crowding of the lower front teeth or just one or two teeth that are out of line are great cases for removable appliances like the spring aligner or Inman Aligner. In only a couple of months with good compliance, these problems can be corrected. Other appliances like the orthodontic trainer can help younger patients correct bad tongue or swallowing habits before they affect the teeth. Below are just a few examples of removable appliances. Call or click to make a consultation appointment to see if removable appliances can help straighten your smile. Inman aligner is removable orthodontic braces that gets straight teeth fast in matthews north carolina

Inman Aligner Orthodontic Appliance

McKee Dental Associates is a certified Inman Aligner Dentist. The Inman Aligner is a simple removable appliance used to align front teeth quickly and safely. It’s ideal as a stand alone treatment or to align your front teeth prior to further cosmetic options such as whitening, bonding or minimal veneers. We often use the Inman Aligner when we do Triple “B” cases – Braces, Bleaching and Bonding. Moving the teeth closer to alignment makes for better results and more conservative treatment. The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other. These bows guide your teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly and needs very little adjustment. Using only a single appliance as opposed to multiple clear aligners, most cases are completed within 6-18 weeks. Since it is removable, it fits your lifestyle and is an affordable choice providing an efficient and safe way to move your front teeth. Patients wear the appliance about 20 hours per day and in no time at all, you get straight front teeth!

Spring Aligner Orthodontic Appliance

spring aligner matthews north carolina limited orthodontic braces The Spring Aligner is a special purpose custom made removable appliance. A spring aligner is a great way to align slightly crowded upper or lower incisors. For many people that had braces, there may be just one or two teeth that rotated or drifted back. This is a perfect case for a spring aligner. The first step is to take an impression of the crowded teeth. The lab then carefully cuts the crooked teeth from the plaster model. They reshape and align them in wax on the model putting the crooked front teeth back into place. The appliance is constructed over the aligned teeth.

The appliance is worn 100% of the time just like Invisalign. The thin springs and pads put gentle pressure on the fronts and backs of the teeth to squeeze them back into place. Sometimes we may need to do some minor thinning or reshaping to make room for the teeth to turn. This does not hurt the teeth at all and is only a very small adjustment. The teeth usually move quickly if the appliance is worn correctly. You will have some initial soreness as the teeth start to move. When the teeth are properly aligned the appliance may be used as a retainer by wearing it part-time. We usually suggest a fixed bonded retainer being placed on the inside of the lower front teeth to assure long term stability and keep the teeth from moving back.

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Combination Overdenture

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All on 4 With Teeth

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Lower Two Tooth Overdenture

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

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Gum Reshaping

Gum Reshaping and Veneers

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Veneer Smile Makeover

Veneer Smile Makeover

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Bonding to Close Gaps

Bonding to Close Gaps

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Rebuilding a Dental Smile

Rebuilding a Dental Smile

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Tooth Bonding

Tooth Bonding can be Pretty

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Bringing a Smile Back

Bringing a Smile Back

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Full Dental Makeover

Full Dental Makeover with Implants

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Turning back time

Turning Back Time

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Peg Lateral Tooth

Fixing a Peg Lateral Tooth

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Crossbite Correction With Braces

Crossbite Correction With Braces

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Braces to fix Impacted Canines

Braces to fix Impacted Canines

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Invisalign Express for Minor Crowding

Invisalign Express for Minor Crowding

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Invisalign

Invisalign Results Straightens A Smile

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Invisalign process for a Straighter Smile

Invisalign process for a Straighter Smile

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Esthetibraces Smile

Another Great Esthetibraces Smile!

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Straight teeth with Esthetibraces

Straight teeth with Esthetibraces

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Invisalign to Close A Large Space

Invisalign to Close A Large Space

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Dental Veneers Replace Bonding

Dental Veneers Replace Bonding

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A Whole New Smile

A Whole New Smile

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Straight Teeth with Braces

Straight Teeth with Braces

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Braces to Straighten Teeth and close Spaces

Braces to Straighten Teeth and close Spaces

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Simply 5 Aligners

Simply 5 Aligners – Straight Teeth Fast!

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Invisalign Retainer

Invisalign Retainer to Close a Midline Gap

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Advanced Orthodontics

Advanced Orthodontics and Veneer Combined Treatment

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Closing space with Veneers

Closing space with Veneers

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Veneers and Crowns

Veneers and Crowns for Broken Teeth

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Perfect Wedding Teeth

Perfect Wedding Teeth

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Broken Bonds

Broken Bonds

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A New Front Tooth

A New Front Tooth

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Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding Gone Wild

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Black and White

Black and White

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A Younger Smile

A Younger Smile

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My New front Tooth

My New front Tooth

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Hader bar When My Denture is Loose

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White Fillings

White Fillings

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A Different Denture

A Different Denture

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Closing Spaces without Braces

Closing Spaces without Braces

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A wedding Story

A wedding Story

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A New Smile

A New Smile

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Uneven Teeth

Uneven Teeth

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Replacement of a Dental Bridge

Replacement of a Dental Bridge

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Ceramic Crowns

Restoring Severe Tooth Decay with Ceramic Crowns

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Removing White Spots with ICON

Removing White Spots with ICON

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Severe Tooth Wear

Severe Tooth Wear

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