Invisalign in Raleigh

Why Choose Invisalign at Smileplicity Dentistry?

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!

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Invisalign in Raleigh

Crooked Smile?

Benefits of Invisalign:

This innovative orthodontic treatment is virtually invisible
Spend less time in the dentist’s chair than treatment with traditional braces
Enjoy the ease and comfort of removable Invisalign clear aligners
Your treatment will be stress-free with no wires or rubber bands involved
You can even get Invisalign with missing teeth

American Academy of
Clear Aligners

Proudly Accredited

Dr. Atari is thrilled to announce she has recently completed training with the American Academy of Clear Aligners (AACA)! Through her courses, Dr. Atari studied inefficient Invisalign use to correct a wide variety of alignment issues. She is currently accredited and works side by side with hundreds of doctors across the country to discuss real patient Invisalign cases and develop the best treatment plan for their unique smile.
American Academy of Clear Aligners

How does Invisalign work?

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.

How do I care for my aligners?

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!

How much does Invisalign cost?

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!

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

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.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

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.

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

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.

Am I eligible for Invisalign Treatment?

Determining your eligibility for Invisalign treatment is a process that requires a professional evaluation. Generally, Invisalign is suitable for teenagers and adults who want to straighten their teeth without the noticeable appearance and discomfort of traditional braces. It's an effective solution for correcting a range of dental issues, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, gap teeth, open bite, and crowded teeth.

However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for Invisalign. Certain complex orthodontic cases may require more traditional methods of treatment. Additionally, Invisalign requires a high level of patient compliance as the aligners need to be worn for 20-22 hours per day for optimal results. Therefore, it may not be the best choice for individuals who might struggle with remembering to wear their aligners consistently.

To find out if you're eligible for Invisalign, it's best to schedule a consultation with a certified Invisalign provider like Dr. Daiana Atari at Smileplicity Dentistry. She can assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

What is the difference between Invisalign and metal braces?

Invisalign and traditional metal braces are both designed to correct orthodontic issues, but they do so in different ways and offer different benefits.

Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. They are a tried-and-true method for correcting a wide variety of orthodontic issues, including more complex cases. However, they are highly visible and can sometimes cause discomfort due to the metal components.

On the other hand, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This makes them a more comfortable and convenient option for many people. They use a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. The aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic, which reduces the risk of irritation to the gums and cheeks.

However, Invisalign may not be suitable for all orthodontic issues, particularly more complex cases. Your dentist can provide a professional evaluation to determine which treatment is right for you.

Can I take my aligners out during the day?

Yes, one of the main advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. This means you can take them out for meals, snacks, and when brushing and flossing your teeth. However, to achieve the best results, it's recommended that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day. This allows your teeth to move gradually and consistently towards their final position.

Remember, every time you remove your aligners, it's important to rinse them and brush your teeth before putting them back in to maintain oral hygiene.

Do I have to eat with my aligners in?

No, you do not have to eat with your Invisalign aligners in. In fact, it's recommended that you remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This prevents the aligners from becoming stained or damaged. It also allows you to continue enjoying all your favorite foods without any restrictions.

After eating, it's important to brush your teeth and rinse your aligners before putting them back in. This helps to maintain good oral hygiene and prevents food particles from getting trapped between your teeth and the aligners.

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