Wells Orthodontics: Your Invisalign Preferred Provider
Dr. Andrew Wells has been treating happy patients with Invisalign in the Raleigh, NC area for over 10 years! The Wells Orthodontics team believes that Invisalign treatment is an excellent alternative to fixed braces when used in the appropriate situations. To ensure that our patients have the latest and greatest in Invisalign technology, Dr. Wells attends Invisalign conferences at University of North Carolina, local Invisalign expert forums, and regularly takes Invisalign classes online. In fact, Dr. Wells has personally visited Invisalign's headquarters in California to learn first hand the techniques used to develop and manufacture Invisalign aligners.
At Wells Orthodontics, we will explain the aesthetic and functional pros and cons of Invisalign treatment to help you make informed decisions about what treatment is right for you! If you're ready to learn more about Invisalign, contact our Raleigh orthodontic office for a consultation!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in our Raleigh orthodontic office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
Invisalign Treatment at Wells Orthodontics
At your initial Invisalign consultation at Wells Orthodontics, we will carefully evaluate your bite and smile in order to provide you with information on the tooth movements necessary to achieve your aesthetic and functional goals. On average, full Invisalign treatment can range from 12-24 months, though Invisalign Express cases can take 6-12 months. Treatment time will vary case to case.
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to their final positions. During your Invisalign treatment, you will visit your Raleigh orthodontist every 6 weeks. The interval between appointments can be longer for patients with busy schedules. Dr. Wells will personally see you at every visit to track your progress and carry out any necessary treatment and adjustments.
At Wells Orthodontics, we also include a comprehensive and personalized retention plan for after the completion of each patient's orthodontic treatment. Your retention plan might include a bonded semi-permanent fixed retainer, clear Invisalign retainers, traditional retainers, or a protective night guard.
If you have any questions about your Invisalign treatment, don't hesitate to call Wells Orthodontics!