Clear Aligners


Clear Aligners. What are they and how can they help?


Did you know your smile is the first thing people around notice about you? It’s true, if your teeth are straight and disease-free it brings out your best feature, your smile.

Due to the advancements in dentistry,  Fourth Ward Dentistry in Charlotte, NC now offers Clear aligners also known as Invisalign,  to straighten teeth and enhance your beautiful smile.

What is an Invisalign?

There are many ways of straightening your teeth.  While metal braces work well, at times, they can be uncomfortable and more time to often needed to straighten the teeth.  At Fourth Ward Dentistry in Charlotte, NC our two experienced Dentists, Dr. Sundaresh and Dr. Naz offer the most advanced treatment, also known as Clear aligners including Invisalign that offers a more comfortable and speedy option for straightening your teeth.

Invisalign is composed of a series of clear plastic aligners to move the desired teeth into their ideal position.  The patient is advised to replace their aligner trays every 2 weeks until the obtain the perfect smile.

During your initial consultation at Fourth Ward Dentistry, Dr. Sundaresh will scan your teeth using a intraoral device to scan your teeth and plan out your treatment. This allows for patients to see a simulation of the final result and length of time it will take to achieve their best results. Once the patient has received the aligners,  our patients are asked to wear them at home all day and night except when they eating, drinking, and brushing their teeth.

How to take care of the Clear Aligners?

Dr. Sundaresh and Dr. Naz at Fourth Ward Dentistry in uptown Charlotte, NC will provide you with a few tips to follow for a successful treatment. The most important thing to know now is to keep your trays clean.

Wear your aligners at all times except on some occasions

In order for you to obtain the best results you should wear your trays for 20 hours or more.

Aligners should be changed as scheduled

The set of aligners that Dr. Sundaresh or Dr. Naz provides to their patients should be changed every two weeks and the staff at Fourth Ward Dentistry will assist you in keeping track of that so you receive the best possible results.

Dental hygiene is a must

You Should brush and floss your teeth to prevent the accumulation of plaque which can result in other dental problems.

Keep drinking plenty of water

Did you know that while wearing aligners you may not be producing enough saliva which can result in dental problems? It’s always imperative to drink plenty of water to compensate.

If you are interested in clear aligners and you want to get the most beautiful smile, call Fourth Ward Dentistry in Charlotte, NC and set up a consultation with Dr. Sundaresh or Dr. Naz. 704-705-1646

10 reasons why Dental Implants might be the right choice

A recent study found that close to 200 million Americans have lost at least one tooth, and 40 million Americans don’t have any of their natural teeth. Losing a tooth can be embarrassing as well as affect the way you chew and speak. Replacing a missing tooth with an implant is a great way to get back the smile and function that you are missing. It will elevate your lifestyle and increase your confidence!

At Fourth Ward Dentistry, our highly skilled dentist, Dr. Raghav Sundaresh, provides a full range of cosmetic and general dental services in a warm and welcoming environment. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, he believes dental implants are the best option.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a treatment that is used to replace a missing tooth. A dental implant is a surgical replacement of a tooth that is inserted into the jawbone which fuses with the bone over a few months. It provides a strong foundation for a fixed crown or removable dentures that are made in the laboratory to match your natural teeth.

Why replace a lost tooth?

Whether from trauma, bone loss due to gum disease, or tooth decay, a lost tooth leaves a gap in your mouth that can affect how you chew and speak. In addition, the empty space in your mouth can cause your other teeth to move into that space and also cause further bone loss in that area due to the lack of stimulation.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

There are many advantages to dental implants:

  1. Dental implants improve appearance because it looks and feels exactly like a natural tooth.
  2. Dental implants prevent further bone loss in the area. A dental implant acts just as a natural tooth and provides stimulation to your jawbone and therefore prevents further bone loss in that area
  3. Poor-fitting dentures cause you to mumble or slur your words but dental implants improve speech and allow you to speak without the worry.
  4. Implants eradicate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  5. It makes eating easier because dental implants function like your own teeth, letting you eat your favourite foods with confidence and without any discomfort.
  6. Dental implants improve self-esteem by giving back your smile and help you feel more beautiful.
  7. Dental implants improve oral health because nearby teeth are not used to support the implant, more of your teeth are left undamaged, improving long-term oral health.
  8. If you are looking for an option which should last for many years or maybe for a lifetime with good care, then a dental implant is the best option for you.
  9. Dental implants are free of all the embarrassing inconveniences of removing dentures or using messy glues because this is next to a natural tooth.
  10. Dental implants can be secure dentures and partial dentures in place so they don’t move and this will extend the life of the these appliances.

But why should you choose Fourth Ward Dentistry?

Fourth ward dentistry is fully equipped with the modern technologies and diagnostic tools which play a crucial role in patients care throughout the procedure.

The guided surgery of implants is planned on the computer using the latest technology which is a vital part of clinical dentistry. CBCT(cone beam computed tomography) in guided implant surgery operates multiplanar and 3D pictures to assist the surgeons in deciding the exact height, width and alveolar ridge anatomy of the alveolar bone, along with the association of the edentulous sites with adjacent anatomical structures.

The guided implant surgery at Fourth Ward Dentistry is a highly accurate method of implant placement the eliminates almost all possible risk by predetermining the ideal position and exact depth and angle of the implant. So what are waiting for??

If you have a missing tooth and are looking for good options to replace it then book an appointment online with the best dental surgeon in town or call us at 704-705-1646.


Introducing a new, customized, and efficient way to straighten your teeth at Fourth Ward Dentistry!

Aligner therapy and aligner technology are rapidly growing and evolving within the orthodontic and dental professions. 

Dr. Sundaresh states:

When it comes to aligners, the SureSmile Ortho platform is all about versatility. I can use it for anything from comprehensive treatment to limited alignment and active retainers. 


Here are 7 reasons why you will LOVE these aligners:

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