Affordable Teeth Straightening with Invisalign from Wrightsville Dental
For those who want to straighten their teeth without the discomfort and bulk of traditional metal braces, Wrightsville Dental offers a solution. Invisalign® custom aligners gently and gradually transform a patient’s smile without wires or brackets.
Invisalign aligners are custom-crafted from a thin, flexible thermoplastic called SmartTrack®. This material is FDA-approved and free from BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten.
When worn as directed, Invisalign gives patients the straight, attractive teeth they desire. Invisalign corrects gaps in teeth, crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, and some types of crossbites. Because the aligners are nearly invisible, Invisalign is an excellent option for teens and adults who don’t want the look of traditional braces. However, children who still have some baby teeth and patients with more advanced orthodontic needs may require another form of treatment.
To determine if a patient is a candidate for Invisalign, a Wrightsville Dental provider examines the patient’s teeth. If Invisalign is the best treatment plan, a three-dimensional image of the teeth is taken with an iTero Element® digital scanner. This allows the dentist to create a custom treatment plan to gradually shift teeth into place. Before leaving the consultation, the patient can get a glimpse of how their new smile will look.
Based on the digital scan and treatment plan, aligners are made in an outside Invisalign laboratory. When they are ready, the first set of aligners are placed by the dentist. Patients wear different aligners throughout the treatment plan to gradually align the teeth.
For optimal results, Invisalign aligners should be worn 20 to 22 hours each day and only removed for drinking, eating, flossing, and brushing. Aligners can be worn during most sports activities, too. As an added assurance for parents, aligners for teenage patients have compliance indicators that let parents know their teen is wearing the aligners as required.
The cost of Invisalign is similar to that of traditional braces and most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign under orthodontic benefits. The staff at Wrightsville Dental is happy to work out an affordable payment plan for qualified patients.
Dr. James A. Gainer, Dr. Yulia Paterson, Dr. James Overton, and Dr. Adrian LePendu proudly serve their patients at Wrightsville Dental. Together, the doctors provide gentle, compassionate care to help improve the life of every patient they treat.