Invisalign® Clear Aligners - Concord, NC

Invisible Aligners
Deliver Visible Results

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Achieve a Straighter Smile
with Comfortable Clear Aligners

If you have crooked teeth and didn’t get orthodontic care as a teen, achieving the perfectly straight smile of your dreams is not too late. Like most adults, you likely don’t want to deal with the obvious and often painful wires and brackets required with traditional metal braces. The good news is that you don’t have to, thanks to Invisalign® clear aligners. Most adults and some teens with crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth are ideal candidates for Invisalign in Concord, NC. At Rogers Clark & Associates, our team understands the importance of a confident smile.

We offer Invisalign as a standalone treatment or one of several procedures if you’re getting a smile makeover. As the name implies, Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, so others won’t even realize you’re wearing them. Unlike metal braces, they’re easy to remove for eating, brushing, and flossing, so food particles will never get trapped if you follow proper oral hygiene. Suppose you’re looking for an orthodontist near you. In that case, Dr. Robert Rogers or Dr. Chris Clark will discuss different options to determine the best straightening method to fit your lifestyle and resolve your unique alignment issues.

Why Choose Invisalign?

  • Almost invisible and highly discreet
  • Comfortable and smooth vs. abrasive metal braces
  • Easy to remove at any time
  • Allows normal brushing and flossing
  • No food or beverage limitations
  • Spend less time at the dental office
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Misalignment Affects More than Smile Beauty

In addition to impacting your smile aesthetics, crooked teeth can affect your oral health and well-being. If you have crooked teeth, this makes it more difficult to brush and floss properly. Plaque and bacteria accumulate in hard-to-reach areas, increasing your tooth decay risk. Misaligned teeth can cause uneven distribution of chewing forces, leading to premature wear and tear on specific teeth.

As a result, these teeth are at greater risk of chips, cracks, and other damage that can further contribute to tooth decay. If you can’t chew food properly, your body can’t break down and absorb essential nutrients. Misalignment can sometimes cause speech impediments, particularly if you have a big gap between your front teeth. Furthermore, crooked, or misaligned teeth may make you feel too embarrassed to smile and avoid social situations.

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How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign is a streamlined teeth alignment system that results similarly to traditional braces. Before considering Invisalign, our team must treat active gum disease and consider whether preexisting restorations or misshapen teeth will interfere with straightening. Although Invisalign in Concord, NC, is a great option for most people, this method can’t raise or lower the position of teeth in the jawline, correcting a midline discrepancy of more than 2mm or resolving severe overbites or large gaps.

Serious misalignment is better corrected with traditional orthodontics or surgery. The clear aligners are custom-made from a medical-grade plastic called SmartTrack®. This proprietary material applies a gentle and constant force, improves control of tooth movements, and fits snugly and comfortably around your teeth to straighten teeth predictably

Your Customized Invisalign Journey

The first step is for one of our dentists to take digital scans and impressions with the iTero™ scanner. These are sent out to the Invisalign lab, where they conduct a thorough analysis, develop a straightening strategy and create a series of customized clear aligner trays. You should wear aligners 20–22 hours daily for the best results, except when eating, brushing, flossing, or playing sports. As your teeth shift, you’ll switch to a new set of aligners, typically about every two weeks.

While minor alignment issues can sometimes be completed in as little as six months, most patients require 12–18 months to achieve their smile goals. In most cases, the cost of Invisalign is similar to or slightly higher than traditional metal braces. The cost can generally vary based on age, the severity of the alignment issue, the number of required aligners, and your commitment to achieving a successful outcome. In addition to competitive prices, we partner with leading third-party financing companies to make getting Invisalign in Concord, NC, even more affordable.