Invisalign Specialist

Kleinheinz Dentistry

Jeffrey S. Kleinheinz, DDS

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Charlotte, NC

A straight smile can go a long way in helping you feel more comfortable with your appearance, but braces can be unsightly or embarrassing to have as an adult. As a certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Kleinheinz and the team at Kleinheinz Dentistry use Invisalign to give patients a perfect smile without the use of metal braces. Take the first steps to straighter teeth and make an appointment with Dr. Kleinheinz online or by calling the office today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a treatment option to straighten your teeth. An alternative to the more traditional option of braces, Invisalign uses clear retainers to slowly move your teeth into proper alignment.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works by slowly moving your teeth so they are in alignment. There are multiple steps to this process.

First, Dr. Kleinheinz uses a special computer software program to create a customized plan for repositioning your teeth to where they should be.

Then Dr. Kleinheinz sends the information to Invisalign, where they make various sets of aligners for you to wear. You’ll wear the first set of aligners for two weeks, then move to the next set, and so forth.  

Once you finish your program, Dr. Kleinheinz provides instructions on how to maintain your results, which may include wearing a retainer as you sleep.

It’s important to follow Dr. Kleinheinz’s directions carefully to get the best results possible. For example, you will need to wear your aligners for 20 hours or more each day. A Compliance Indicator built into your plastic aligner will let Dr. Kleinheinz know if it’s been worn as prescribed.

What are the benefits of using Invisalign over braces?

There are many benefits to using Invisalign such as:

  • Invisible to the naked eye
  • Easy to remove as needed
  • Easy to clean
  • More comfortable than traditional braces
  • Easier to practice good oral hygiene

One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that they are removable. You can take them out to eat or to clean. Traditional braces often restrict what people can eat, but with Invisalign, you can eat whatever you want – just pop the retainers back in when you’re done.

How much does it cost to have Invisalign?

The cost of Invisalign varies based on each patient’s needs. At Kleinheinz Dentistry, Invisalign starts at around $3,200. Dr. Kleinheinz provides more detailed cost information after your consultation.

To learn if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, you’ll need to visit a certified Invisalign provider such as Kleinheinz Dentistry. Following a consultation, Dr. Kleinheinz will know if Invisalign is a good option for you.

To see if Invisalign is right for you, make an appointment with Dr. Kleinheinz by scheduling it online or by calling his office today.