A Clear Alternative to Braces
With a series of custom-made clear aligners, Invisalign® can straighten your crooked teeth in a simple, comfortable way. Week by week, your aligners will gently move your teeth into their proper place until they have reached their final position, as determined by our dentist or your orthodontist. Invisalign aligners are both comfortable and removable, which means you can continue to brush, floss, eat and drink as normal.
Shorter Treatment Time
Generally speaking, an Invisalign treatment takes about a year to complete. Every couple of months, you will visit Dr. Erfan Imeni to make sure that your treatment is progressing as planned. During these visits, you will also receive a new set of aligners that will continue to move your teeth into their proper position. In most cases, patients wear a total of 18 to 30 aligners, but this number, as well as your total treatment time, varies per patient.
Invisalign Braces: Comfortable and Clear
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, which means that you can continue to go about your daily life without drawing unwanted attention to your teeth. Because each Invisalign aligner is custom-made to fit your unique smile, they provide a comfortable yet secure fit. Invisalign aligners are also removable, which means you can take them out to eat and drink, and you can continue your normal oral hygiene routine.
Is Invisalign For Me?
Invisalign is great for treating a number of alignment issues for both adults and teenagers. Whether you need minor enhancements or looking to correct overcrowded and misaligned teeth, Invisalign can help. Invisalign can also treat bite issues, such as those with overbites and cross bites.
Look Your Best With Invisalign
Forget everything you have ever heard about how you can straighten your teeth. With Invisalign, you can get the smile you want without the appearance or use of brackets, bands, and wires. Because Invisalign is clear, you do not have to be embarrassed about hiding your oral appliance in social settings. It’s no wonder that more than half a million people have chosen to straighten their smiles with Invisalign. Call Smile Design - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 919-220-5505 to learn more about how you can achieve the smile of your dreams with Invisalign in Durham, North Carolina!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a modern treatment method for straightening crooked or misaligned teeth with clear aligners instead of traditional braces. Each aligner is made of clear, durable plastic that has been molded to fit your unique smile and is virtually invisible to others. Patients wear each aligner for about two weeks at a time as their teeth are gently moved into their proper position.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Some of the most significant benefits that Invisalign offers include:
- Virtually invisible: you can straighten your smile without anyone ever seeing your appliance!
- Removable: you can keep eating and drinking what you want. No diet limitations, like with braces!
- Better oral hygiene: because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as usual.
- Comfortable: there are no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth, and custom-made aligners for a comfortable fit.
- Fewer visits: Invisalign moves your teeth into place faster, resulting in quicker treatment time and fewer visits to your dentist.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Just like any other dental treatment, the cost of Invisalign varies by patient and situation. Before beginning your treatment, you will have an initial exam with our dentist, Dr. Erfan Imeni, during which he will establish how complex your case is, provide an estimated treatment time, and determine an estimated treatment cost. Because we do not want finances to prevent you from achieving your healthier, more beautiful smile, we offer a variety of financial options. Our dentist and team can discuss these options with you during your initial exam.
Is Invisalign covered by insurance?
Insurance plans that cover traditional orthodontic treatments will cover Invisalign. To learn whether your specific insurance plan covers Invisalign, we encourage you to contact your insurance provider and discuss your benefits.
What is the difference between Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®?
Invisalign Teen® is an innovative and effective way to straighten your teeth and create a beautiful smile. Invisalign Teen works the same way as Invisalign®, providing clear, custom-made aligner to gently move your teeth into place. However, with Invisalign Teen, you can easily track your progress! Each aligner contains a Blue Dot Wear Indicator, which helps you know when it is time to start using a new aligner.
In addition to easier treatment tracking, Invisalign Teen offers 6 free replacement aligners, just in case you accidentally throw your aligner away with your napkin after lunch.
In most cases, Invisalign Teen is as effective of braces, but your treatment can be completed faster and in fewer visits. Call us today at 919-220-5505 to learn more!
What are the health benefits of Invisalign?
A straighter smile offers several health benefits, and when you straighten your smile with Invisalign, you may experience more benefits. Some of the benefits include:
- Improved ability to chew, which can help with overall digestion
- Ability to more thoroughly clean teeth, thus preventing periodontal disease, which can contribute to heart disease
- Increased resistance to general inflammation
- Easier, faster, and more effective flossing and brushing
- Healthier and proper jaw movement
If you would like to know more about how you can improve your smile with Invisalign in Durham, North Carolina, we invite you to contact our office today at 919-220-5505 and schedule your consultation with our caring dentist. We are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!