Huntersville Invisalign

Invisalign® in Huntersville, NC

Perfect Your Smile With Dr. Guice at Lake Norman Dentistry

At Lake Norman Dentistry, we’re committed to providing quality dental care for our patients in the Huntersville area. Dr. Guice is an excellent dentist who takes the time to connect with patients and understand their concerns, needs, and goals. To enhance your smile and improve your oral health, our Huntersville dentist is offering Invisalign® treatment.

Achieve the same results as braces without the uncomfortability and additional hassle. Get in touch with one of our dentists today by giving our Huntersville dental office a call at (704) 895-3858.

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What Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a series of clear aligner trays that cover the teeth and gradually straighten them. They’re often compared to a retainer or mouth guard, but they’re much more discreet. At least every two weeks or so, the patient is expected to switch to the next set in the series of Invisalign trays. With the custom aligners uniquely designed for each patient, Invisalign® will gradually push the teeth into the right position without causing any significant amounts of pain or the need for frequent visits to your dentist.

What Can Invisalign® Correct?

Our dentists at Lake Norman Dentistry are here to help prevent oral health issues with Invisalign®. Invisalign® may be the right choice for you if you’re struggling with:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Teeth crowding
  • Gaps between teeth

The Benefits of Invisalign®

Along with having straighter teeth, Invisalign® also benefits your overall oral health. When your teeth aren’t properly aligned, there’s a greater risk of food getting trapped in between the teeth and causing an infection or bite issues.

Other benefits of Invisalign® include:

  • A discreet treatment
  • Fast, with most patients completing treatment in just 12 months
  • Removable
  • Comfortable
  • Low maintenance

The Invisalign® Process

Prior to receiving Invisalign®, patients must schedule a consultation. The consultation will consist of a thorough examination and a review of the patient’s medical history. This step is pertinent because it will inform the dentist of everything he needs to know about the position of the patient’s teeth. The dentist will then take a mold of the patient's teeth and measurements to send to the lab to create the custom Invisalign® trays.

Once the Invisalign® trays have been created, there will be another appointment to make sure the trays are a perfect fit. Our Huntersville dentist will also explain the importance of wearing the Invisalign® trays on a regular basis. Patients can remove the Invisalign® trays when necessary, however, it’s advised that the trays be worn for 22 hours a day. The longer the patient does not wear the trays for, the longer the entire process will take. The aligner trays should be removed when eating and to brush the teeth. It’s important to at least rinse the mouth after eating to keep food from getting caught in the teeth.

Patients can expect the entire process to last between 12 and 18 months depending on the severity of their orthodontic issues. Dr. Guice will make any adjustments as needed throughout the Invisalign treatment process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will the Invisalign® trays be noticeable to others?

Invisalign® aligner trays are nearly invisible to the point that few people will notice them unless the individual mentions wearing them. Invisalign® trays are a discreet and efficient way to straighten teeth without wearing traditional metal braces.

Does insurance cover Invisalign®?

Many insurance providers cover the cost of Invisalign treatment. We suggest contacting your dental insurance provider to learn more about your plan’s benefits. Lake Norman Dentistry accepts various insurance carriers.

Dental insurance isn’t a requirement to receive care at our practice. Visit our financing page to discover our payment options.

Can my teenager wear Invisalign®?

At Lake Norman Dentistry, we treat teens and adults, using Invisalign® to transform smiles. Teenagers are usually more active and busy than adults, therefore, they may remove their aligners more frequently throughout the day which could slightly delay their treatment time.

Our Huntersville Dentist Can Get You Started With Invisalign®

Are you ready to enhance your smile? Let Dr. Guice transform your smile with our Invisalign® treatment. At Lake Norman Dentistry, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families within the Huntersville area. We work to ensure that everyone receives treatment in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Don’t hesitate to call our Huntersville office today at (704) 895-3858 or schedule an appointment online by filling out this form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

How do I get started with Invisalign®?

Call (704) 895-3858 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott P. Guice.

Definition of Invisalign® Terminology
Aligner Trays
With Invisalign® treatment, the patient will receive a series of aligner trays and swap out each one for the next one in the series every two weeks in order to gradually straighten the teeth.
Blue Compliance Indicator (Invisalign® Teen)
The blue compliance indicator is a small blue dot on the aligners that will fade from blue to clear in order to indicate if the patient is wearing the aligner for the proper amount of time and where the patient is in the Invisalign® process.
ClinCheck® Software
ClinCheck® software allows professionals to map out the straightening process the patient’s teeth will go through with Invisalign® in great detail.
Blue Compliance Indicator (Invisalign® Teen)
The blue compliance indicator is a small blue dot on the aligners that will fade from blue to clear in order to indicate if the patient is wearing the aligner for the proper amount of time and where the patient is in the Invisalign® process.
Gum Line
The gum line is the line in the mouth where the teeth and gums meet. If a patient struggles with gum recession, then the gum tissue around the teeth may begin to wear away.
Incisal Ridges
Incisal ridges are the portion of the crown of the tooth that makes up the incisal portion and can be a direct cause of overbite if they are extended too far.
iTero Element® Scanner
An iTero Element® scanner allows professionals to create a 3D image of the patient’s teeth in minutes and predict what it will take to move the teeth into proper alignment.
Malocclusion is the condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly when the bite is closed. Conditions of malocclusion can include overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite; all of which are treatable with Invisalign®.
An overbite is a type of malocclusion that occurs when the upper teeth jut out over the lower teeth, covering them and causing other issues.
Polyurethane Resin
Polyurethane Resin is a USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight compound that makes up the Invisalign® aligners.
SmartForce Attachments
SmartForce attachments are small attachments that professionals place on the patient’s teeth before placing aligners to help move the teeth.
Smart Track® Material
Smart Track® material is in Invisalign® aligners to increase comfort, improve control of movement, increases the speed of treatment and applies a gentle force to the teeth over time.
Smile-Scan analyzes the way a patient smiles by measuring the position of the mouth and eyes before giving a score.
Vivera® Retainers
Vivera® retainers are a type of retainer that consists of clear plastic material and helps to maintain orthodontic corrections after a treatment.

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