Invisalign® Basics

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We are the longest standing Elite Certified Invisalign® Provider in Western North Carolina

  • 1 of only 8 Elite Providers in ALL of North Carolina

  • #2 provider of Invisalign in ALL of North & South Carolina

  • Interested in Invisalign®? Know you will be in good hands at Blue Ridge Orthodontics!

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Blue Ridge Orthodontics is the only Elite Preferred Provider by Invisalign in Western North Carolina and 1 of 8 in all of North Carolina.  This means that our doctors complete more Invisalign cases than any other orthodontist in the area.  Not only do they complete these cases but they have to be done to a higher degree of satisfaction that Invisalign approves.   A free new patient exam with one of our orthodontists can determine if Invisalign is right for you.  Consider Invisalign® to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted - without braces.

I've been told I can't do Invisalign is that true?

Our office is an Elite Certified Provider of Invisalign.  He has more experience than any other Invisalign provider in all of Western North Carolina.  There may be other providers who have told you that you are not a candidate for Invisalign when, in fact, you are!  When you are in the hands of an Elite Provider their experience can make all the difference.  The only way to really tell is to come in for a new patient exam.  It's free!  Dr. Roberts or Dr. Alvarado will take a look and can go over your options.

I've heard about Invisalign, what is it?

Invisalign is a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners or trays that no one can tell you're wearing. Instead of metal braces, each tray gradually moves your teeth into place.  Our office is unique because we use a 3D computer imaging scan with an iTero machine so you don't need to have messy impressions done.  The 3D images are more exact than impressions and you can even see your stages of treatment as you start.  This imaging system is just a camera and does not emit any harmful rays.  Our doctors will instruct you how long to wear each tray, usually about 2 weeks, and then switch to the next. With each tray your teeth gradually move into place. Each case is different but typically 12 - 18 months will be about how long your treatment will take.  There are some ways to speed up treatment depending on the case with either Propel Orthodontics or Acceledent Aura.

Are there advantages of Invisalign over metal braces?

Invisalign trays are nearly invisible AND they are removable.  Eating and drinking while in Invisalign is not restricted like metal braces because there is nothing to break!  There are no wires or metal brackets that could cause irritation either. Brushing and flossing is the same as before treatment- easy, no wire and brackets for food to get caught. There are fewer appointments with Invisalign which makes it easier for many people since they can just switch to the next tray instead of coming in to the office to get an adjustment. You can also see how your teeth will look at the end of treatment.  It is fun to see the progress and to know the end result.  The 3D computer models allow you to look ahead and where your teeth will be!  

For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.