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Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a straight, confident smile, but at CarolinasDentist, we strongly believe that everyone deserves one! If you’re tired of dealing with a crooked or gapped smile, we can help straighten your teeth with orthodontics. It’s not just about the cosmetic benefits — straight teeth can also help you avoid a whole bunch of other dental issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing.

Orthodontics can fix:

  • Crowding
  • Spacing
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites


Invisalign is a teeth-straightening method that uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners. That’s right — no metal brackets or wires involved at all! The aligners blend in with your teeth so they’re barely noticeable, and since they’re made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, they won’t irritate your cheeks or gums. Both teenagers and adults can use Invisalign to correct the alignment of their teeth!

CarolinasDentist is proud to be the region’s largest provider of Invisalign! We have helped many patients achieve the smiles they’ve always dreamed of having with these subtle, clear aligners. In just one visit to our office, we can use our high-tech iTero digital scanner to show you a preview of your possible treatment results with Invisalign. You’ll be able to see the dramatic transformation for yourself before even beginning!

Invisalign FAQ

What is the treatment process like?

It all starts with us mapping out your treatment plan. We take digital impressions of your teeth to plan how to get your teeth from their current position to your smile goal. Then, we send the impressions off to be made into your custom aligners. Every two weeks, you’ll pop in a new set of aligners, each one getting you closer and closer to your end results. You’ll only have to come in for a quick check-in about every six weeks so we can make sure everything is going smoothly and we can hand off your next few sets.

How long will my Invisalign treatment take?

Treatment length is really on a case-by-case basis, but on average, patients use Invisalign for about a year. Two big factors in how long your treatment takes are how much your teeth need to be moved and how closely you adhere to the amount of time you’re supposed to wear the aligners each day.

How much does Invisalign cost?

Invisalign is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. The price also depends on how complex your case is. If you’re at all concerned about whether or not you can afford Invisalign treatment, please let us know. CarolinasDentist has a number of financial options available, including an in-house dental plan and financing, to make it easier for patients to achieve their dream smiles.

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Six Month Smiles®

Six Month Smiles is designed to make it more convenient than ever to straighten your teeth. Instead of having to don noticeable braces for years, you’ll get to wear clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that move your teeth in just a few months. It’s possible you could get a straighter smile before your next dental check-up!

Six Month Smiles FAQ

How can Six Month Smiles work so quickly?

It might seem too good to be true, but it’s the truth! This accelerated orthodontic treatment can move teeth in a matter of months because it focuses on those main teeth that show when you smile (sometimes called “the social six”). And just because they produce results quickly doesn’t mean the procedure will be more uncomfortable; they actually use less force!

Who qualifies for Six Month Smiles?

We use Six Month Smiles on patients ages 15 and up. The best candidates are those with mild to moderate issues, not those who have severe bite misalignment. The easiest way to know if you qualify is to set up an orthodontic consultation at one of our offices!

How much does Six Month Smiles cost?

Not only does Six Month Smiles work quickly, but it’s actually more affordable than traditional braces and Invisalign. If you need help covering the costs of treatment, please don’t hesitate to talk to our team. We can tell you more about our in-house dental plan and our financing options!

propel accelerated orthodontics

Propel Accelerated Orthodontics

One of the main things people want to know before they start orthodontic treatment is how long it’ll be until they’re done. Believe us — if we could get you your picture-perfect smile immediately, we would love to do that for you. Until then, we can offer another solution: Propel Accelerated Orthodontics.

This innovative technology can speed up your treatment time, whether you’re using braces or Invisalign. It works by stimulating the bone, which in turn allows teeth to move faster. You can get your desired results in half the time!

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