Roeder Orthodontics is proud to offer clear aligner choices, such as Invisalign, to the Asheville area.
If you're looking for Invisalign Asheville (or other clear aligners), you've come to the right place! Clear aligners are an excellent choice for getting the smile of your dreams. Read on to learn more about Invisalign and other clear aligners.
Aligners Move Teeth Just Like Braces
While the mechanics are different, the results are the same. Treatment with aligners or braces can provide excellent results!
There are cases where Dr. Roeder may recommend one over the other for efficiency. However, frequently either option can be used for treatment.
There are cases where treatment consists of a combination of braces first followed by aligners. Often the choice of aligners vs. braces will come down to patient preference and may be based on lifestyle and other personal preferences such as convenience, activities, and availability for appointments.
There Are Different Brands Of Aligners, Such As Invisalign And 3M Clarity
We use these companies to provide the “plastic”( manufacture the aligners) in cases where high numbers of stages of aligners are needed.
We also create aligners in-office! Aligners created in our office are equally effective and are useful when stages of treatment are small to moderate.
Case Complexity Determines The Cost Of Aligner Treatment
In all cases, we will first provide complete diagnostic records and an exam with Dr. Roeder. This exam will give us all the information we need to provide an accurate estimate of the cost of your treatment.
Dr. Roeder will oversee treatment and coordinate care with your family dentist and any other medical or dental specialists needed for your most exceptional care.
Beware DIY Mail-Order Aligners
While some DIY mail-order aligners are now available to consumers and they can straighten teeth, there are significant limitations when it comes to doctor supervision.
We caution patients about using these products not because they don't move teeth, but because we believe the best results with the least adverse side effects are achieved with the supervision of treatment by a trained Orthodontist.
Dr. Roeder is a board-certified orthodontist, receiving the highest level of education and certification. You can rest assured you're in the hands of the best with Dr. Roeder!
The Clear Aligner Process
First, we start with fast and comfortable digital impressions (3D scans). These 3D scans, along with patient medical history, clinical exam, photos, and radiographs, allow Dr. Roeder to create a specific customized treatment plan for you.
Your treatment plan starts with your desired changes and outcomes. Your facial photographs, especially the smile, are paramount to customizing your treatment plan. Your occlusion (bite) is essential for a comfortable and healthy outcome. Dr. Roeder will direct the tooth movement rate, direction, velocity, etc. in every case with a detailed 3D treatment plan.
Aligners are then fabricated in our office lab using the latest technology.
Dr. Roeder and his team will then deliver the aligners to you in our office, making sure the fit is perfect and answer all questions you may have.
We will then monitor your progress. In many cases, remote monitoring (virtual visits) is available if you prefer.
Additional Information About Aligners
- Aligners are changed every 5-7 days.
- Small tooth-colored composites are often placed on the surface of individual teeth to create active surface pressure to accomplish the desired tooth movements. These attachments are placed and later easily removed from the teeth.
- Tooth surface reshaping or slenderizing is sometimes needed to comfortably and safely create space.
- Advances in technology have made clear aligners more available at many levels.