Invisalign® in Wake Forest & Clayton, NC From Our Certified Diamond Provider

Looking for a straighter, healthier smile without the hassle of traditional metal braces? At Vinson Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign clear aligners: a virtually invisible, convenient alternative to braces. In fact, Dr. Vinson is a certified Diamond Invisalign provider, making us experts when it comes to clear aligners!

Invisalign is a great option for teens and adults looking to feel confident about their smiles. Schedule an Invisalign consultation today to see how this treatment can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. 

What is Invisalign and How Does it Work?

Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that align your teeth without the noticeable appearance of braces. These removable aligner trays are custom-made to fit seamlessly over your teeth. Their lightweight, removable design allows you to maintain your normal lifestyle, enjoying your favorite foods and brushing your teeth with ease. 

Similar to other orthodontic treatments, Invisalign braces exert pressure on your teeth to gradually and progressively align them into the desired position. In order to create a customized treatment plan, we will first use the iTero® digital scanning system to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth. Then we will map out a plan that includes the precise movements of your teeth, showing you how your treatment will progress and how long it will take. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.

Once you have your custom aligners, it’s recommended that you wear them for 20-22 hours each day, only removing them for eating and brushing your teeth. You will switch your aligner trays every week to continue shifting your teeth to the right position, and we will schedule check-ups every 2 to 3 months, or so, to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned! 

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What Can Invisalign Fix?

Invisalign is a virtually invisible orthodontic solution to a variety of common malocclusions, including:

What are the Benefits of Invisalign Braces?

It’s no wonder that Invisalign is so popular! Invisalign is a great orthodontic solution that offers numerous benefits, including:

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Investing in the health of your smile is a wise decision! The cost of Invisalign varies depending on the case. When calculating the cost of Invisalign treatment, we take the following factors into consideration:

Just like with traditional braces, your dental insurance can help cover the cost of Invisalign. At your initial consultation, we will review your insurance benefits and provide a comprehensive cost breakdown. On average, the cost of Invisalign at our practice ranges between $1,200 – $6,500, not including any insurance coverage.

At Vinson Orthodontics, we believe in making our exceptional care accessible. That’s why we offer various payment and financing options. We will work with you to create a personalized payment plan that fits your budget.

Who Can Get Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign treatment is a great solution for both adults and teens looking to improve their smile. Through innovation and technological advances, Invisalign braces are now an option for a wider range of patients than ever before. Invisalign clear aligners can now fix nearly any common teeth-straightening or bite issue. 

One of the main aspects of being a good candidate for Invisalign is self-discipline. Invisalign works best if patients wear them 20-22 hours per day. Patients who may be tempted to skip a day or keep their aligners out for hours at a time may not be great candidates for Invisalign. Failing to follow these guidelines will make treatment less effective and can increase its duration.

How to Clean and Care for Your Invisalign Aligners

Proper hygiene is crucial to avoid the accumulation of food particles and bacteria on your teeth and orthodontic appliances. Cleaning your Invisalign aligners regularly ensures you keep your treatment on schedule and prevent cavities, gum disease, and enamel damage.

To maintain the cleanliness of your Invisalign trays:

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to get the best results with Invisalign, you will need to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day.

On average, Invisalign treatment ranges between 6 months to 2 years, depending on the case. You will have a specified treatment timeline before you start, so you will know what to expect for your case.

Because these invisible aligners are removable, there are no restrictions to what you can eat during treatment! You will remove them before any meals, snacks or coffee breaks. After you’re done, teeth should be thoroughly brushed before replacing the aligners. This will help prevent decay, discoloration or irritation. Aligners should never be worn when eating or drinking unless you are only consuming clean, pure water.

Invisalign uses thin, clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place. Because the material used is so thin, there is minimal impact on your speech. You may notice a slight lisp during the first few days of treatment, but it will dissipate as you adapt to your Invisalign braces.

Invisalign is a great orthodontic solution, but patients can sometimes feel some tenderness, soreness or tingling when a new aligner is inserted. This sensation is due to the pressure and tooth movement. However, discomfort is usually less when compared to braces, and can vary in intensity for each case.

It’s important to remove your Invisalign aligners before consuming any food or drinks. This includes chewing gum. Gum can stick to your aligners, which can be uncomfortable. It can also foster bacteria and stain your trays if it’s not completely scrubbed off.

You shouldn’t smoke with Invisalign. Nicotine and other chemicals can harm the structure of your Invisalign aligners, which can decrease the effectiveness of your treatment, and could also cause various oral health issues.

Invisalign treatment is a great option for people with busy schedules, since you only need to visit your orthodontist for check ups every 2-3 months or so.

Yes. You will need to wear a retainer once you’re finished with your Invisalign treatment. It’s important to wear a retainer after any kind of teeth straightening in order to maintain your smile.

Yes, you can. It depends on the number of crowns you have installed. If only one or two of your teeth have crowns, then you can still wear Invisalign.

A Diamond Invisalign Provider is a highly experienced orthodontist who has completed extensive training in the latest Invisalign technology. They have additionally achieved a high level of expertise at treating complex cases, and they are able to use all of Invisalign’s advanced products. They are in the top 1% of Invisalign providers.

Invisalign in Wake Forest & Clayton, NC.

Invisalign is effective, comfortable, and convenient, and we are proud to be expert providers of this cutting-edge orthodontic solution. Dr. Vinson is a certified Diamond Invisalign provider dedicated to making patients feel confident in their smiles by offering a crystal-clear treatment experience. 

Learn more about Invisalign in Clayton and Wake Forest by scheduling a consultation today. We look forward to meeting you and giving you a reason to smile!