Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Lenoir & Hudson

Do you hide your smile because it's not straight? Are crowded teeth making it difficult to floss your teeth effectively? At Cornerstone Dentistry, we offer Invisalign® clear aligners to correct mild to moderate bite problems. Our team is led by Eric Grimes, DDS, and combines decades of experience with a gentle chairside manner to give you the quality dental care you deserve.

We are proud to help the residents of Lenoir, Hudson, Morganton, Granite Falls, and the surrounding areas discreetly straighten their smiles. You can trust that we will treat you with respect and compassion, regardless of whether you've never had braces or if your bite has relapsed. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


What Are Invisalign Aligners?

Invisalign clear aligners consist of clear plastic trays that apply pin-point pressure to gently shift your teeth into their ideal positions. The treatment consists of a regimen of graduating aligners made of body-safe plastic. Invisalign comes with a number of benefits, which is why they are growing in popularity.

For the treatment to be effective, you must wear your clear braces for 22 hours each day. You should remove the trays for every meal and when drinking liquids so you can enjoy the full function of your bite and keep the aligners safe from damage. It is best to gently clean the trays before you put them back on in order to keep food particles from getting trapped under the clear aligners. Due to the requirements of this treatment, it is only offered to responsible teens and adults.

Our Process

When you choose our Invisalign treatment, you choose a dentist who works with you through every step of the process. From your initial consultation to the fitting of your retainer in the final Invisalign appointment, Dr. Grimes will make you a priority.

We begin with a thorough and gentle exam of your teeth, jaws, and gums to determine if clear aligners are the most effective treatment option for you. Our friendly dentist will sit down with you and discuss our findings as well as your smile goals and create a custom plan to help you achieve your dream smile. From there, we will use the iTero® scanner to collect highly detailed and precise impressions of your teeth and jaws, eliminating the need for goopy impressions.

The digital impressions are sent to a trusted lab where your Invisalign clear aligners will be created. Once we have received your set of trays, we will call you in and discuss how to use the trays, how to clean them, and set up a few appointments for future dates to check on the progress of your treatment and make any adjustments necessary.

One of the many benefits of Invisalign is that it doesn't require any major changes to your lifestyle or diet. Since the trays are removable, you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages without worrying about metal brackets or wires.

What Can Invisible Braces Fix?

Invisalign is an innovative approach to smile alignment that can fix a number of mild to moderate bite problems. Some of the issues it can remedy include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps in between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

By addressing these issues, you also boost your overall oral health because a straight and even smile makes brushing and flossing your teeth more effective. By boosting your oral hygiene, you can more effectively prevent more serious dental problems like cavities, gum disease, or infections.

Invisalign Product FAQs

We understand that every treatment option brings an element of the unknown, which is why we encourage you to share your questions and concerns. Our compassionate team is happy to provide all the answers and information you need to make an informed decision regarding your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive regarding Invisalign clear aligners.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The two greatest factors in the timeline of your treatment plan are the severity of your bite problem and whether you wear the aligners for 22 hours each day or not. Since each plan is tailored to each person, our dentist will determine the timetable that is right for your smile. However, on average most Invisalign treatments last 6-12 months.

Is Invisalign expensive?
We believe that everyone deserves access to the treatments they need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, confident smiles, which is why we offer financing options. Our team knows you deserve quality dental care without straining your finances.

How do I clean my clear aligners?
Your invisible trays are easy to clean and care for. Simply wash them in approved cleaners to keep the plastic clear and free of bacteria. It's important that you don't use toothpaste or firm toothbrushes on your aligners because they can damage the plastic.

Our Effective Invisalign Treatment in Lenoir & Hudson

Don't let misaligned teeth keep you from sharing your smile. At Cornerstone Dentistry, we offer Invisalign clear aligners to discreetly straighten your smile and boost your confidence. You can trust our team to only recommend treatments that offer tangible benefits and help you achieve the look you've always wanted. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


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