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Clear Aligners

Are you interested in straightening your teeth with comfortable, removable, discreet aligners? You don't need an expensive orthodontist.

At Kleinheinz Dentistry in Charlotte, NC, our dentists use the SureSmile® clear aligner system to bring teeth into alignment.

To find out if SureSmile is right for you, contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Kleinheinz or Dr. Katrina Ashlin.

A Beautiful Smile Without the Brackets

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SureSmile clear aligners fit over your teeth and then practically vanish, providing a discreet, comfortable alternative to braces.

Clear Aligners Timeline


When you come in for a consultation at our dental office in Charlotte, NC, either Dr. Kleinheinz or Dr. Ashlin will take a look at your bite and ask about your goals to determine if you are a good candidate for clear aligner orthodontics.

Imaging & Fabrication

Our dentists will take digital scans of your bite and use these images to create a SureSmile treatment plan. We will send the model of your bite and our treatment plan to SureSmile, where your aligners will be custom-designed to fit your teeth.

Wearing the Aligners

Once you receive your first set of aligners, you will begin to wear the clear trays for at least 22 hours a day. About every two weeks, you will switch to the next set of aligners in your unique series. The aligners will apply gentle pressure to your teeth in order to straighten your smile. We will schedule you for periodic check-ups at our dental office so our doctors can keep an eye on your progress.

Final Results

Most patients complete SureSmile treatment in six to 18 months. At the end of your treatment, you will have straighter teeth that are easier to clean, better for your bite, and more cosmetically appealing. To maintain your results, you will need to wear some kind of dental retainer during the night.

SureSmile vs. Invisalign What's the Difference?

Invisalign is the most well-known brand of clear aligners. Dentists and orthodontists have been using it for over 20 years now. SureSmile is a newer product that utilizes the exact same methodology as Invisalign and produces equally great results. Why do our Charlotte dentists choose to provide SureSmile instead of Invisalign?

The primary reason is cost. SureSmile and Invisalign both use clear, discreet, comfortable aligners to shift teeth into optimal positions, but SureSmile treatment tends to be significantly more affordable.

Our dentists can answer all of your questions about the cost of SureSmile and how it compares to Invisalign when you join us for an initial consultation.

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Such an amazing family dentistry.  We’ve been going to Dr Kleinheinz for years.  He always takes the time to learn about your life and I really appreciate that.
He’s added Dr Ashlin and she is wonderful.
Office was able to work around all of my college kids schedules and I am grateful.

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My experience at Kleinheinz Dentistry was top
notch! The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly! Dr. Ashlin did a thorough exam and took the time to explain my treatment plan and help me feel comfortable. I am very thankful to have found such a wonderful practice to call my dental home! If you are in the market for a new dentist, I highly recommend Dr. Ashlin at Kleinheinz Dentistry!

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Kleinheinz Dentistry

Drs. Jeffrey S. Kleinheinz and Katrina Ashlin provide comfortable and convenient dental care to patients of all ages. Our dentists are proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The North Carolina Dental Society
  • The Charlotte Dental Society

You can schedule an appointment at our office in Charlotte, NC, by contacting us online or calling (704) 542-6003.

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