What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an excellent choice for those who want to begin orthodontic treatment but are concerned about wearing more visible appliances. Our practice is pleased to offer Invisalign clear aligners, which provide a clear, comfortable, and convenient solution to obtain your ideal smile.

The Invisalign treatment is comprised of a set of custom-built alignment trays constructed from the company’s proprietary SmartTrack™ material. The trays are created using digital scans of your teeth taken in our office, so they properly fit your teeth and are comfortable to wear. Invisalign aligners are also easily removable, so you can brush, floss, eat, and drink normally.

For best results, wear your aligners as much as possible, preferably between 20 and 22 hours each day. We recommend removing them only to eat, brush, floss, or drink anything other than water.

The Invisalign Treatment Process

Your First Consultation

Meeting with Dr. Hodnett and our team for a consultation is the first step in getting Invisalign in Charlotte, NC. Because of advancements in orthodontic technology, Invisalign is a significantly less stressful approach than traditional orthodontic treatment. We will discuss your treatment goals and assess your smile at your initial appointment to determine whether Invisalign is right for you.

Your Individualized Treatment Plan

Knowing how the treatment plan works is an important element in addressing the question, “what is Invisalign?” Dr. Hodnett, like other orthodontic treatments, tailors your Invisalign treatment plan to your specific needs. We will utilize our iTero digital scanner to quickly and precisely create digital 3D “impressions” of your teeth.

Using these digital scans, Dr. Hodnett and his staff can create a precisely focused treatment plan that predicts your total treatment duration as well as the appearance of your new smile once treatment is completed.

Your Progress During Treatment

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the severity of the patient’s oral concerns, how their mouth responds, and how consistent they are with wearing the aligners. Although Invisalign takes fewer visits to our office than braces, you must still come in for checkups every six weeks or so. We can establish how well treatment is progressing and if any adjustments are required by our team.

Every two weeks, you will switch to a new set of aligners while maintaining consistent, gentle pressure on your teeth to continuously guide them into the ideal position.

Why Invisalign Treatment?

Rapid Results

If you maintain good oral hygiene and wear your aligners consistently, Invisalign can help you get the smile you want even faster. Invisalign treatment typically takes between 12 and 18 months.

Smart Technology

Invisalign’s patented SmartTrack material has been shown to gently correct issues such as crossbites, tooth gaps, tooth crowding, and more.

Convenient & Discreet

Invisalign clear aligners are not only comfortable to wear, but they are also nearly undetectable. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them, and they’re ideal for those who are self-conscious about their treatment or want to present a more professional image.

While this treatment does require you to wear and replace your aligners on a regular basis, being able to remove them to clean your teeth and eat is convenient and allows you to go about your daily routine as usual. Furthermore, they necessitate fewer trips to our office, making them suitable for patients with hectic schedules.

Schedule a consultation with our team if you believe Invisalign might be a good fit for you. Our knowledgeable staff at Hodnett Orthodontics in Charlotte, NC, will guide you through the treatment process and answer any questions you may have along the way.