What is Invisalign® Treatment?
Invisalign® aligners are a convenient and effective alternative to pesky metal braces. The custom made, high-quality clear aligners can transform smiles in six months while remaining affordable and invisible. You shouldn’t have to hide your smile!
In the treatment process, one of our doctors will take a thorough 3D digital scan of your teeth (the result of an iTero Element® scanner) in order to prepare an Invisalign® clear aligner that fits your mouth perfectly. Using the 3D scan, your doctor can work with you or your teen to create an optimal Invisalign® treatment plan.
Invisalign® SmileView™ simulates your new smile!
Take a smiling selfie from your phone and we’ll show you what Invisalign® treatment can do for you.
Computer Users: Point your phone’s camera at the QR code below to try the Invisalign® SmileView™ on your phone (Note: SmileView™ only works on phones).
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
Your doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break, sending you to your doctor for an emergency visit.
Yes! Invisalign treatment can be a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. Our innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life. And, thanks to a discreet blue dot on the outside of teen aligners, parents can be sure their child is wearing their clear aligners enough.
The length of treatment depends on multiple factors, like how complex your case is and how often you wear your aligners. Your doctor will determine exactly how long your treatment will take based on your specific needs. On average, Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months, though you can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
Your doctor will schedule regular appointments, usually about once every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits is to ensure your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.
At Southern Dental Associates, we are offering Invisalign at a special price of $3,995 ($0 Down and Payments as Low as $85/mo.)
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment the same way they cover braces. Your insurance may pay for a certain percentage of your Invisalign treatment, or it may pay for a certain dollar amount.
The best way to clean your aligners is to use the Invisalign Cleaning System, available online or from your doctor. You can also brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them in lukewarm water. Never use hot water on your aligners — it could permanently warp the plastic.
Most doctors recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. Every case is different, so ask your doctor if you need retainers.
If you lose or break an Invisalign aligner, immediately let your doctor know. Your doctor will work with you to ensure you stay on-track with your treatment plan, which may involve wearing a previous set of aligners, your next set of aligners, or ordering replacements aligners.
Invisalign treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal — it’s a sign your Invisalign clear aligners are working and transforming your smile.
Please see your doctor if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort.
It depends. Talk with your doctor about the dental work you’ve had done, including veneers and crowns, and he or she will evaluate your individual needs.
Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues, from simple to complex. Many people who formerly had braces choose Invisalign treatment as the discrete solution to improve their smile when they find that their teeth have shifted back.
Advantages of Invisalign® Aligners
At Southern Dental Associates, we are proud to offer the Invisalign® clear aligners. The Invisalign® treatment is customizable, and because it uses digital scanning rather than putty to ensure the perfect aligner fit for you or your teen, the process is guaranteed to be both more accurate and far more comfortable.
Over the course of your treatment plan, the custom-made Invisalign® aligner will slowly manipulate the structure of your teeth until you are left with a beautifully straight smile and a little extra confidence!
- Accurate and comfortable fit
- Individual-specific treatment plan
- Clear and subtle
- Time efficient
Braces are no longer your only choice. Thanks to the latest technology, an Invisalign® clear aligner is the convenient alternative you need
Contact Southern Dental Associates
Please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists for a consultation regarding Invisalign® treatment in Advance, Lewisville, or Wilkesboro.