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About Invisalign

Invisalign® can improve your smile dramatically without the more traditional metal brackets and wires. At MyOrthodontist, with offices in Burgaw, Cary, Chapel Hill, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Mount Airy, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, and Wake Forest, North Carolina, the skilled orthodontic specialists are 5-star Invisalign providers. Learn how Invisalign aligners can treat your overbite, underbite, crooked teeth, or other alignment issues by calling the nearest office or booking online for your free consultation.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a treatment system that uses transparent plastic straightening trays (aligners) to move your teeth. With Invisalign, you avoid the brackets, metal wires, and rubber bands needed with metal braces. 

Invisalign aligners are completely painless and are barely detectable when you talk and smile. Because they’re removable, they’re incredibly convenient and easy to use. 

Is my case treatable with Invisalign?

Invisalign successfully treats most cases of malocclusion, ranging from minor fixes to major tooth shifting. You may be a good candidate for Invisalign if you have:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gap teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth

Invisalign may help with children’s orthodontics, teen orthodontics, and adult orthodontics. It can even treat a mix of baby and adult teeth if needed. 

What happens during an Invisalign orthodontic consultation?

During your Invisalign consultation, the MyOrthodontist team reviews your mouth scans in detail. The iTero Element® intraoral scanner captures 6,000 images per second from within your mouth. 

These images create a 3D digital image of your teeth that the MyOrthodontist team uses for treatment planning. The specialists can simulate the movements of every individual tooth to create the most personalized teeth-straightening plan possible. 

Using this 3D model, the team can show you what your smile will look like before you even start treatment. 

How does Invisalign treatment work?

The MyOrthodontist team sends your treatment plan to the Invisalign laboratory, where they create aligners for your mouth’s unique measurements. You’ll receive a series of aligners, which you’ll use in the prescribed order to shift your teeth over time. 

The team may apply tiny bumps, called SmartForce® attachments, in strategic spots on your teeth. The attachments work with the aligners to move your teeth, even with significant misalignment. 

You’ll change into new aligners every 1-2 weeks based on your treatment plan. Remove your aligners for brushing and flossing your teeth, and also for meals. 

Wear your aligners at all other times, other than the occasional special event. You should wear your aligners for about 20-22 hours a day throughout the course of treatment. 

After you complete Invisalign treatment, you’ll progress to wearing Vivera® retainers, which are clear plastic retainers from the makers of Invisalign. Vivera retainers help you to maintain your smile by preventing further tooth movement. 

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Treatment time depends on your individualized treatment plan. Most MyOrthodontist patients wear Invisalign for 8-12 months, but more complex cases could take a little longer. Generally, Invisalign treatment time is the same (or even shorter) than that of braces. 

Are there other clear alternatives?


MyOrthodontist is now offering a patent-pending Clear Aligner solution called MyClearALIGN! which, when paired with a Dental Monitoring Scan Box, allows you to be treated almost entirely remotely under the direct care of one of our licensed orthodontists. The most advanced care managed conveniently to your busy schedule.

Your 5-star rated providers at MyOrthodontist are ready to answer all your questions. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online now



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