Dr Roberts shows off Impressions invisible aligners

If you’re not happy with your smile, don’t fret, we’ve got great news! There are some amazingly effective and safe ways to straighten your teeth at home in 2020!

Last year, you kept them busy — buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches from Homegrown, spicy mussels from Cucina 24, fried green tomato sandwiches from Asheville Sandwich Company — your teeth turned these delectable bites into nutritious fuel for your body. But did you ever stop to think about how they felt?

It’s okay. We understand. Asheville’s world-class dining scene will keep anyone’s teeth active! Unfortunately, this can be a detriment to the overall health of your smile, especially when it comes to maintaining the alignment of your teeth. So, what’s the best way to straighten your smile in 2020?


The Technology that can Straighten Teeth at Home

An imperfect smile is nothing to be ashamed of. Every person is as unique as their smile, and whether or not you think your smile is beautiful, there’s no discounting just how amazing the human mouth actually is. Talking, singing, eating, breathing…your mouth stays busy, and your teeth are always along for the ride.

Fortunately, straightening your smile is easier than ever before thanks to highly effective (and pleasing convenient) at-home orthodontic treatments. For example, Impressions used the latest technology to craft industry-leading invisible aligners to help you achieve a straight smile in half the time — for half the cost. Here’s a rundown of the amazing technology behind Impressions:

  • Impressions utilizes a high-res, pain-free, 3-D scan of your smile to map every nook and cranny.
  • Impressions aligners are fitted to your teeth. They don’t cover your gums, which means you’ll hardly notice them.
  • Impressions aligners are made with the Invisalign’s highest quality material, making them both durable and invisible.

Why More Adults Should Invest in Their Smile

Living in Asheville, there’s an inherent sense of community no matter where you go. Every person you meet offers a smile and their good graces, and that’s enough to make a place like Asheville thrive. In some ways, your smile connects you to the collective joy of our beautiful city. It’s something we can all take part in; after all, a smile doesn’t cost a penny. At Impressions, we think it’s important to preserve that wonderful smile of yours, no matter how old you are. Maintaining a healthy smile is a lifetime labor of love. You have to work for it. So, let’s work together.

An investment in your smile is an investment in your self-confidence. Self-confident people tend to be more social, less stressed, and more active. It can also help you combat depression or self-doubt. It’s also a practical investment. Teeth that are out of alignment can lead to jaw pain or swelling due to a lack of even chewing surfaces. It can also lead to teeth grinding. FInally, investing in your smile today can help you prevent a more costly issue tomorrow. Preventative care is always less expensive and less demanding than correction.

Lots of At-Home Teeth Straightening Options in 2020

At-home orthodontics treatments aren’t the only options for individuals looking to straighten their teeth. Some patients are beginning to turn to a new branch of orthodontics treatments known as “accelerated orthodontics.” The goal of accelerated orthodontics is to straighten teeth in months. Traditional orthodontics methods, such as metal braces, can take years to correct a person’s smile.

There are several accelerated orthodontic treatment options available today, many of which are used in conjunction with traditional methods. Several of these methods are considered micro-invasive surgical procedures. Treatment availability will depend on your needs and the services offered by your orthodontist, and may include:

  • Micro-osteoperforation: stimulates cytokine activity to catalyze alveolar bone remodeling allowing the orthodontist to push the teeth into the proper position. This technique can help patients with braces cut down their treatment duration by as much as 50%.
  • Alveocentesis™: similar to micro-osteoperforation, this procedure by PROPEL Orthodontics stimulates cytokine activity in patients with braces, speeding up the process of alignment without the need for additional procedures. Unlike micro-osteoperforation, the teeth are not forced into place.
  • AcceleDent: a mouthpiece worn over a patient’s current orthodontics to help accelerate teeth alignment by sending pulse waves through the teeth. Simply wear the mouthpiece for 20 minutes a day and monitor your teeth for improvement.
  • AOO Surgery: a specialized procedure that requires a team of specialists. It involves the removal of interproximal tooth tissue to promote the movement of the teeth.

Impressions is a Safer Way to Straighten Your Teeth at Home

Earlier, we mentioned some of the benefits of Impressions, an invisible aligner based on the Invisalign system. However, we left out the most important reasons why Impressions is a better, safer option than other invisible aligners or alternative treatments. What truly sets Impressions apart isn’t just the industry-leading craftsmanship or cutting-edge imaging technology, it’s the extra level of care and the personable touch offered by the amazing orthodontists at Blue Ridge Orthodontics who can provide you with much-needed assurance that your treatment is proceeding according to plan.

Typical at-home treatments leave you stranded alone with a box and some instructions. There’s no supervision, no checks and balances, just you and an aligner that doesn’t feel like it fits correctly. Who can you call to answer your questions? Who can you go to see? What happens if your aligners hurt your smile more than they help?

Impressions is designed to help you avoid a stressful situation where you find yourself asking these questions. This is achieved by giving you access to an orthodontist in Asheville. When other at-home teeth straightening companies tried to cut the cord and go digital, we doubled down on embracing the services that only a brick-and-mortar institution can provide. We believe in supporting our local community with top-quality service. This is something we feel at-home teeth straightening solutions simply cannot provide without the inclusion of an experienced orthodontist.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Impressions treatment generally takes 6-9 months on average. Compared to traditional metal braces, which require an average of 24 months to correct moderate to severe orthodontic issues, Impressions is a much quicker and less conspicuous option. Starting with a high-quality assessment using a 3-D iTero scan, patients can expect reliable results when working with Dr. Luke Roberts. Dr. Roberts is a Diamond-level Invisalign provider, which means he is in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in all of North America. In other words, citizens of Asheville who wish to straighten their smiles have a great resource at Blue Ridge Orthodontics.

See If You’re Candidate For Impressions

2020 is officially here. Are you ready to take it on with a confident smile? Impressions offers a more affordable, convenient alternative to traditional invisible aligners, one that won’t leave you with unanswered questions or skepticism about whether or not you’re getting the results you’re looking for. Fill out this form to see if you are a candidate for Impressions or request an appointment to discuss Impressions with a dental professional in Asheville.