in Archdale, NC
Straighten Your Smile
Discreetly and Comfortably
Wishing for a smile that’s straight when you look in the mirror but don’t want to deal with inconvenient metal braces? At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide an alternative to braces to ensure every patient achieves the smile they’re looking for. Invisalign® is a clear, comfortable treatment that straightens your smile in half the time as traditional braces.
Discover how Invisalign can correct your smile and give you the self-confidence you deserve.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your smile quickly, discreetly, and comfortably. This clear alternative to metal braces aligns your teeth into proper positioning in as little to 12 to 18 months. With Invisalign, your teeth will gradually straighten to their desired positions with custom trays that are swapped out once every two weeks. While your custom trays are removable, make sure to wear them for at least 22 hours a day to avoid setting your treatment back.
At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we may recommend Invisalign when looking to correct any of the following dental issues:
- Overly crowded teeth
- Large gaps between teeth
Benefits of Invisalign
When you choose Invisalign as your ideal treatment, you’ll receive many unique advantages. Some of the patient favorite benefits of Invisalign include:
- Quick treatment time
- Easy to care for
- Clear appearance
- No metal wires or brackets
- Customized for your personal needs
How Invisalign Treatment Works The Invisalign treatment process was designed with the patient in mind. With a simple three-step process, you’ll receive a flawless smile in no time.
Your Initial Consultation
Every Invisalign treatment starts with an initial consultation with one of our expert dentists at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry. During this appointment, we’ll discuss your smile goals and assess your oral health by performing a full mouth examination. Once we’ve decided Invisalign is right for you, we’ll take high-quality impressions of your teeth and promptly send them to a laboratory where your custom aligners will be created.
Wearing Your Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners straighten your smile by using a small amount of directional pressure to guide your teeth into their new positioning. You’ll go through multiple aligners, as you’ll switch them out every two weeks. Remove your aligners when eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth. Be mindful that to achieve your desired results, you need to wear them for at least 22 hours each day. The number of aligner sets you need will depend on your treatment plan created by one of our exceptional dentists.
Smile With Confidence
On average, Invisalign treatment typically lasts between 12 and 18 months. However, it’s common for patients to start seeing results in just a couple of weeks. Our dental team will closely monitor your treatment progress and make any adjustments if necessary. Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, you can start enjoying improved self-confidence and all the other benefits of a beautifully straight smile.
At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we proudly offer both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, so both adults and teens can receive the perfect smiles of their dreams. However, it’s important to remember that not all patients are favorable candidates for Invisalign. There are certain orthodontic cases where traditional metal braces are the better choice. To learn more about what makes an ideal candidate for Invisalign, call our Archdale office at (336) 434-3186.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Invisalign hurt?
The pain you may feel with Invisalign is very minimal. It’s common to feel discomfort when receiving each new set of aligners as your teeth adjust and shift. It’s important to remember that your teeth are being moved around your mouth, so discomfort is normal throughout the Invisalign treatment process.
The discomfort often goes away as you get used to wearing your aligners. Invisalign can be more comfortable than metal braces because there aren’t any sharp edges or wires to cut your mouth. If you’re experiencing long-term discomfort or the pain gets worse, call our Archdale office at (336) 434-3186.
How do you care for your Invisalign aligner trays?
There are several steps you should take when caring for your Invisalign aligners. Since they spend most of their time in your mouths, it’s important to keep them in good, clean condition. We recommend the following:
- Swap out your aligner sets every two weeks for new ones. This allows your smile to continue to properly align.
- Rinse your aligners every time you take them out. This way, your aligners will remain clean and clear of bacteria and food debris.
- Soak your aligners in the cleaning solution recommended by our dentists.
- Clean your teeth thoroughly and regularly. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily helps reduce the risk of developing cavities and stops the spread of bacteria to your aligners.
- Brush your aligners whenever you remove them. We know this isn’t always possible, but try your best and only use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid scratching the trays.
- Remove your aligners whenever you eat and drink (water is the exception). Food and drinks can stain or damage your aligners, possibly setting your treatment back.
What can’t I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign?
One of the best benefits Invisalign has to offer is that you can eat or drink anything you want during your treatment. As long as you remove your aligners before, there are no restrictions to your diet. The only thing you can consume with your aligners in your mouth is water, as any other liquid or food may stain or damage your trays.
Always try to brush your teeth before putting your aligners in, so you don’t transfer food particles, sticky residue, or bacteria onto your aligners. This helps keep them clean and maintains their invisible appearance.
Let Us Transform Your Smile
Say goodbye to the days of self-conscious smiling and hello to a brand new, straight smile. Our Archdale dental team is here to help you achieve your dream smile with Invisalign. See for yourself why Invisalign is a patient favorite and schedule your appointment today.
Simply call our office at (336) 434-3186 and we’ll get you scheduled for a consultation with one of our exceptional dentists. You can also fill out our online contact form. We proudly serve the Triad of North Carolina, including Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem.