Invisalign®

Achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile with Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces. At our dental clinic, we are proud to offer Invisalign as a state-of-the-art solution for correcting misaligned teeth discreetly and comfortably. Suitable for both teens and adults, Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made to ensure a perfect fit and effective results.

Invisalign® Aligners in Charlotte, NC

Invisalign® is a contemporary orthodontic treatment that utilizes custom-made, clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their proper position. Unlike traditional braces, there are no brackets or wires involved. The aligners are virtually invisible and can be taken off easily for eating, brushing, and flossing.

Benefits of Invisalign®

Invisalign® clear aligners are a discreet option for adults and teens who want to avoid the appearance of traditional metal braces. These aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss, which leads to better oral hygiene during treatment. Invisalign® aligners are also comfortable to wear due to the use of smooth plastic instead of sharp metal, which makes them less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks. In addition, Invisalign® uses advanced 3D imaging technology that allows you and your dentist to preview the projected final results before starting treatment, providing predictable results.

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  • How does the Invisalign® process work?

    To start the Invisalign® process, we will take photographs of your teeth and face, dental impressions of your teeth, and x-rays. These records will be sent to Invisalign® along with detailed instructions on how we want the final results to appear. Invisalign® will then scan the impressions to create a 3D model of your teeth. They will work with your dentist to ensure that the mold is created to its exact proportions. Once finalized, the trays will be made and mailed to your dentist’s office. You will wear a set of trays for two weeks at a time for approximately 2 years, or for the length of time determined by your dentist.

  • Invisalign® vs. braces—what's the difference?

    There are significant differences between Invisalign® and braces, and we have listed some of the most notable ones here. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide which option is best for you. However, the introduction of Invisalign® has brought about a more efficient and less painful way of straightening teeth.

    Materials: Invisalign® uses clear and transparent aligners, while braces use wires and brackets.

    Removability: Invisalign® aligners can be removed by the user at any time, while braces can only be removed by a professional.

    Food Restrictions: Invisalign® allows the user to eat whatever they like and maintain their oral hygiene practices without any restrictions, while braces limit what the user can eat and require special maintenance and care.

    Injury Risks: Invisalign® aligners do not pose any injury risks, while braces can cause cuts and other injuries.

    Visibility: Invisalign® aligners are almost invisible, making them difficult for others to notice, whereas braces are highly visible.

  • How much does Invisalign® cost in Charlotte, NC?

    The Invisalign® website states that the cost of this treatment is similar to that of traditional metal braces. The expenses may vary depending on the following factors:

    1. Insurance coverage: Most insurance plans provide the same coverage for Invisalign® as they do for metal braces. However, it’s rare for insurance to cover Invisalign® for purely cosmetic reasons. But each case is unique, and you may want to check with your insurance provider.

    2. Length/Complexity of treatment: With Invisalign®, you receive new clear aligners every few weeks. Hence, the cost of treatment may vary depending on whether you need more or fewer aligners.

    If you have any questions regarding the cost or payment options, please feel free to contact our office. We will be more than happy to discuss your insurance coverage or other payment options available.

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  • Who can use Invisalign®?

    Invisalign® is a suitable option for most teenagers and adults who need mild to moderate orthodontic adjustments. This includes individuals with crooked or misaligned teeth, as well as those with noticeable gaps between their teeth. Minor bite problems can also be treated with Invisalign®, although it is not an appropriate solution for all orthodontic issues. For more severe problems, additional treatment may be necessary.

  • Is Invisalign® covered by insurance?

    Insurance coverage for Invisalign® varies by plan, so it’s best to check with your provider to determine options.

  • How often do I need to wear my Invisalign® aligners?

    Invisalign® aligners should be worn for approximately 22 hours per day. They can be removed for eating, drinking (excluding water), brushing, and flossing.

Interested in Invisalign®?

If you would like to setup an Invisalign® consultation, if you have any questions about how Invisalign® works, or if you're unsure if Invisalign® is right for you—contact us.

Horizon Dental

13425 Hoover Creek Blvd.
Suite 204
Charlotte, NC 28273
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Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Phone

(980) 999-5007

Email Address

info@horizondentalclt.com