Invisalign® clear aligners demonstrate that effective orthodontic treatment can be straightforward. These innovative appliances have aided millions in straightening their teeth and achieving better smiles, and they can assist you, too.

Invisalign® Aligners in Morehead City, NC

Invisalign® aligners are a discreet and effective orthodontic treatment option. They are worn comfortably over your teeth to adjust alignment and spacing continuously. These aligners are custom-made using models of your current teeth and the desired result. You’ll switch to new aligners every two weeks, with each set shifting your teeth slightly. This process continues until you achieve your final results, which usually takes two years. You should remove the Invisalign® aligners only for eating, drinking, and cleaning. Initially, they may feel very tight, but they will begin to loosen and feel more comfortable after a few days.

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  • How does the Invisalign® process work?

    To start, we will take photos of your teeth and face, dental impressions of your teeth, and x-rays. These records are then sent to Invisalign® along with detailed instructions on how we want the final result to look. Invisalign® will use the impressions to create a 3D model of your teeth and collaborate with your dentist to ensure the aligners are perfectly fitted. Once ready, the trays are produced and sent to your dentist’s office. You will wear each set of trays for two weeks at a time, for approximately 2 years or the duration determined by your dentist.

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

    There are many differences between Invisalign® and braces. We’ve listed some of the largest ones here. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but introducing Invisalign® to the market introduced a more efficient, less painful way to straighten teeth.

    • Materials. Invisalign® uses clear transparent aligners, while braces use wires and brackets.
    • Removability. The user can remove Invisalign® aligners at any time, while a professional can only remove braces.
    • Food Restrictions. Invisalign® allows users to eat whatever they want and not make changes to their oral care practices, while braces restrict what they can safely eat and require special maintenance and care.
    • Injury Risks. Invisalign® aligners do not present injury risks, while braces can lead to cuts and other injuries.
    • Visibility. Invisalign® aligners are nearly impossible for others to notice, while braces are almost impossible to miss.
  • Who can use Invisalign®?

    Invisalign® can be used by most teens and adults who need mild to moderate orthodontic corrections. This includes individuals with crooked or misaligned teeth and noticeable spacing problems. Invisalign® can also help with minor bite issues, although it’s important to note that not all orthodontic problems can be treated with Invisalign®. More extensive issues may require additional treatment.

  • How much does Invisalign® cost?

    According to Invisalign®’s website, the cost for this treatment is similar to the cost of metal braces. Costs can vary, depending on:

    1. Insurance coverage. Most insurance plans cover Invisalign® the same way they cover metal braces. It is rare that insurance will cover Invisalign® for purely cosmetic reasons, but each case is different.
    2. Length/complexity of treatment. With Invisalign®, you get new clear aligners every couple of weeks, so the cost varies, depending on if your treatment requires more (or fewer) aligners.

    If you have any financial questions, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss your insurance coverage or additional payment options available.

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Morehead City, NC 28557
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