Are your teeth crowded or crooked? Do you wish for a straighter, more radiant smile? Ask. Dr. Derek C. Barnes about Invisalign® in Charlotte, North Carolina. Invisalign is the leading brand of clear aligners. Clear aligners are a set of tight-fitting retainers that are custom made to slip over your teeth. These aligners gently straighten your teeth over time. Every two weeks, our dentist will provide you with the next set of clear aligners.

To create your customized Invisalign treatment plan, our dentist will take X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth. Invisalign will make a digital 3D image of your teeth using these items, and our dentist will map out a treatment plan using the 3D image. Treatment time is generally about a year for adults, but individual cases may vary. For teens, treatment time is usually about the same as braces. Your comfortable, custom-made aligners are then made. Wear them throughout the day, removing to eat, brush, and floss. Our dentist will supply you with your next set of aligners about every two weeks. Our dentist will check your progress about every six weeks.

Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.