We believe that every patient deserves to be happy with their smile, and that’s why we offer Invisalign treatment at Smileplicity Dentistry. This innovative orthodontic treatment gradually moves your teeth into a desired position without the inconvenience or unattractive appearance of traditional metal braces. If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment in Raleigh, call us today to learn more about how these clear aligners can improve your smile!Call Now: (919) 298-2308
Invisalign involves a series of clear plastic aligners that a patient wears in sequence to straighten crooked, overcrowded, or gapped teeth. During your initial Invisalign consultation at our Raleigh dental office, Dr. Atari will take digital impressions of your teeth to create your custom clear braces. As you wear each set of clear aligners, pressure is applied to your teeth and they are gradually moved into proper position, creating a beautiful, straight smile. You will wear each set of Invisalign clear aligners for two weeks, and come in for check-ups with Dr. Atari every six weeks to make sure your treatment is progressing successfully.
Proper oral hygiene is essential to keeping your Invisalign aligners clean, clear, and odor-free, so it’s important to brush and floss regularly during treatment. For the best results, you should wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day. When you do take your aligners out, brush them gently to make sure that saliva and bacteria are thoroughly cleaned off. And don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions about how to care for your aligners!
The cost of Invisalign varies, and depends on the extent of your treatment as well as how many sets of aligners you will need. During your consultation and treatment planning, Dr. Atari will go over the cost of care, and offer patient resources to help bring Invisalign within your budget. Call us today at (919) 298-2308 if you have any questions, and our knowledgeable, friendly team in Raleigh will be happy to help!
The invisalign system typically takes between 12 and 24 months, depending on your case. Average cases can be completed in 18 months. However, the length of your treatment will depend on the severity of the misalignment as well as your commitment to wearing your aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours per day.
Not wearing aligners for the proper amount of time each day, skipping days, and falling asleep without your aligners will likely result in delays in your progress. Patients who are not tracking through their treatment may have to go back to old aligner sets to see progress. It’s important to understand your level of commitment before moving forward with Invisalign treatment.
If you are committed to Invisalign treatment, the best way to know how long your treatment will take is to come in for a consultation. Dr. Daiana Atari will be able to determine your needs and estimate how long it will take to give you the smile you want.
Invisalign is generally very comfortable, although some people experience discomfort during the first few days of wearing their newest set of aligners. This is normal, and the discomfort should subside as your teeth become used to the aligners. Some patients may experience slight soreness of the teeth and gums during the initial few days, but this is usually mild and short-lived.
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, you can try over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). These can be effective in reducing any discomfort or pain caused by your Invisalign aligners. These medications work by blocking the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals in the body that cause pain, inflammation, and swelling.
Invisalign is used to treat a variety of orthodontic problems, including overcrowding, misalignment, gaps, overbite, and more. To find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, you should come in for a consultation.
Dr. Daiana Atari from Smileplicity Dentistry will assess your situation and review your dental history to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment for you. She will also discuss your dental health goals, objectives, and concerns.
Invisalign is an excellent treatment for teens and adults with mild to moderate misalignment, crowding, or bite issues. This treatment is ideal for patients who will have difficulty wearing traditional braces, or have a preference for a clear, removable treatment option.
To be a good candidate for Invisalign, you should have healthy gums and teeth and be committed to wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day. It is recommended to take your aligners out only to brush your teeth, clean your aligners, while eating and while drinking anything besides water.
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