Invisalign® in North Carolina

Will Invisalign® Work for Me?

Invisalign® works in a wide variety of cases across different bite types, crowding and spacing. Chances are Invisalign® has worked for a smile just like yours. To be certain that you are a candidate for Invisalign®, requires a dentist to review your smile in depth, your bite type, oral anatomy and most importantly what you want to achieve with your smile.

What is the Invisalign® experience like? 

At Preston Dental Loft – we specialize in Smile Makeovers. Your choice to enhance the aesthetic of your smile is a big step. And we will be with you every step of the way.

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  “I underwent Invisalign® procedure at Preston Dental Loft, my lower teeth were not straight – I wanted to get that aligned, in addition my bite was not right, over a 16-week time frame I now have an aligned byte and straight teeth. I'm wearing it right now and you can't even see it there, no metal braces it's all clear it was a great experience”

Vikram
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 “So, I decided to do Invisalign® because my teeth shifted - I had braces when I was 15 and now 15 years later my teeth have moved and the more, I was looking at myself the more I could see how my smile changed and it changed my face. I just wanted to get my smile back especially after two kids you want to take care of yourself again. So, it was so important to me, I booked a consult, came in and everyone was so nice, everyone was so welcoming - I love the team and I love Dr. Meenal Patel. It was an amazing experience! We've been working on my teeth on an accelerated pace to get them to shift back as quickly as possible and we're almost there - I'm so happy with it!”

Jane
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 “The process was really easy, took about 3 months - just got them off today and just waiting for my retainer. Everybody here was extremely helpful and easy to work with. I'm glad I went through with this and I have a really nice, beautiful smile.”

T.J.
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How much does Invisalign® cost?

Invisalign® covers a wide variety of applications and the cost will range with the complexity of each smile. Some people want to address spacing on the top, crowding on the bottom and a misaligned bite, while others may want to address a specific tooth or maybe just the top set of teeth. Regardless of what you want to address, you can expect Invisalign® to cost in a range between $3900 to upwards of $7000. 

Due to the number of patients treated at Preston Dental Loft,  we’re able to offer an all-inclusive deal for $3897 or as low as $99/month. 

No hidden fees, no cutting corners and the Invisalign consultation is free.

We’ve made it easy and accessible with payments as low as $99 per month with a small down payment upon Lending Point easy approval.
If you want to pay in full, we offer an additional incentive discount with the lowest cost of $3,897 due at the start of treatment. These deals are for new patients only.

In our mission to deliver dream smiles, you have options:

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Total Cost

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Deondre pays 
$3,897

Paid in full at start

*Any insurance reimbursement will be sent directly to you

Low Monthly
Financing

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Simone pays 
$96/month with $250 down

Totalling $5,989

*Financing provided and approval done by Care Credit

In Office
Financing

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Logan pays
$528/month with $500 down

Totalling $4,197

There are options and ways to access that smile. We will find a solution that will keep you smiling. Book your consult and discover what is available for you.

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What Is the Invisalign® Consult like?


01 | Arrive at the Consult

Having a vision for what you want to achieve with your smile is helpful - and if you do not know, that is ok too. The consult is where you will uncover the possibilities of how your smile can be treated.

On the day of your consult, you will be greeted by our team and taken into the consult room. You will share what you love about your smile and what you want to enhance or adjust.

Expect the consult to take about an hour.

02 | Get Your Digital Scan

Next, we will do a digital scan of your smile.

It is done with an iTero digital scanner. This will project your smile onto the screen in real-time. Together, we will be able to zoom in on areas that you want to address.

This is where you will be able to see the possibilities for your smile. The dentist can now start to map your desired smile alongside the digital scan to ensure that Invisalign is right for you and develop your custom treatment plan.

03 | Choose Treatment

The last step is to meet with our Invisalign Treatment Coordinator to workout payment.

If you have insurance, we will work with them to apply any applicable benefits - Here are some of the Insurance providers we work with regularly: 

Many dental insurance plans will cover the cost of Invisalign® treatment under the orthodontic maximum portion of the policy. There can be limitations and exclusions, for example age limitations & waiting periods. We will confirm your orthodontic coverage and submit to your insurance policy upon you wearing your first Invisalign tray & the reimbursement may come directly to you. We are experts at getting the maximum value back for you from your dental insurance. 


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Why do Invisalign® at Preston Dental Loft?

The mission is clear. We believe in the power of a confident smile to change a life and believe we can bring that dream and experience to life for you.

  • Bespoke treatment planning to fit your smile goals
  • Invisible braces and aligners expertise
  • Cosmetic and aesthetic smile specialists
  • Leading edge technology
  • Fastest treatment times in North Carolina
  • Not your average dental experience

And the results speak for themselves. Please take a look at what our raving clients say about us: Instagram - Google - Facebook

How do I choose the right Invisalign Dentist?

Any time you’re choosing a new dentist, there are some basic things you need to look for. You want to be sure you trust the dentist and team you’re going to work with. Choosing an Invisalign dentist is no different. Even though Invisalign is a specific type of orthodontic therapy, you don’t necessarily have to see an orthodontist to get the treatment. If your dentist has gone through the appropriate training channels to become an Invisalign certified provider, you can complete all of your dental care under the same roof! 

Our dentist at Preston Dental Loft, is wildly passionate about providing the best Invisalign care in the area. Dr. Meenal Patel did her research while in dental school, at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, with Invisalign. She was honored to present her research at the American Academy of Dental Research Annual Symposium. She became Invisalign certified in 2007 along with graduating dental school. Since then, she has taken over 1,000 hours of continuing education with this technology and strives to provide the best, most technologically advanced care to her clients! Let’s start straightening your teeth!

Invisalign dentist Dr. Menal Patel
Platinum Invisalign Provider

Faq

What is the cheapest price for Invisalign®?

Invisalign® treatment has multiple components – the assessment, the digital scan, the aligners, the number of dentist-performed adjustments. A typical range is $4,000 to $7500. More importantly, is what are you getting – one price may be less than another, but may be limited to the number of aligners, or the number of dentist lead adjustments. Comparing only the dollar figure without understanding exactly what you are getting is critical to ensure you are getting the best value for your smile.

How much is Invisalign®? 

Invisalign® covers a wide variety of applications and the cost will range with the complexity of each smile. Some people want to address spacing on the top, crowding on the bottom and a misaligned bite, while others may want to address a specific tooth or maybe just the top set of teeth. Regardless of what you want to address, you can expect Invisalign® to cost in a range between $4000 to upwards of $7000. 

In our mission to deliver dream smiles, you have options:

  • Janet pays $99/month with$1800 down payment on approved financing.
  • John pays $5,500 one-time.
  • Elizabeth $1800 in four installments

There are options and ways to access that smile.

Is Invisalign® covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans will cover the cost of Invisalign® treatment under the orthodontic maximum portion of the policy. There can be limitations and exclusions, for example age limitations & waiting periods. We will confirm your orthodontic coverage and submit to your insurance policy upon you wearing your first Invisalign tray.  We are experts at getting the maximum value back for you from your dental insurance. 

You have a couple of options:

  1. You can call and inquire, or
  2. Our Smile Concierge speaks to insurance companies on behalf of patients daily, and can do so for you, providing you all the details.

There are also Healthcare Spending Accounts (FSA or HSA). Some employers offer these to employees and can be used towards various types of healthcare spending – including Invisalign®. Contact your company's Human Resources department to learn more.

Can you get Invisalign® without seeing a doctor?

No. The clear aligners made for your smile are determined by your custom treatment plan which is done by a doctor. Having a doctor administer the treatment plan is also the reason for the high satisfaction rate of the results achieved. If at any time during your treatment, your smile is not tracking the doctor can adjust and maintain course for the desired result. If not done by a doctor, you could experience serious complications, delays, or even damage your teeth!

How long does Invisalign take?

The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case. However, the average case takes about 11-12 months. But, with the techniques Dr. Patel uses - to make Invisalign work better; it also makes that same 11-month average case go quicker, usually taking just 1/2 as long (down to only 6 months)!! Our patients rave about how easy and fast our Invisalign treatments are. 

Can Invisalign® ruin your teeth?

Virtually impossible. The process for Invisalign® is directed and has oversight by a doctor. The instructions are simple and straightforward. We make it fool proof and our dedicated team is available to answer any questions along the way.

Is Invisalign® cheaper than braces?

In most cases it can be the same, if not cheaper. Our fee at Preston Dental Loft, is typically significantly cheaper than traditional metal braces!

What is the best alternative to braces?

Invisalign is a clear, virtually invisible, alternative to metal braces. Invisalign straightens teeth just like braces, but Invisalign aligners come with less restrictions than braces. Invisalign allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy and brush and floss normally.  Most importantly, why wear a mouth full of metal when you can do the same things (in the right hands) for less money while in clear esthetic trays? :-)

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Both braces and Invisalign help to straighten your teeth, and in many cases, the better choice depends on your specific situation. Many people prefer Invisalign because there are less restrictions in terms of eating, they are less visible, and they may be more comfortable.

Does Invisalign® whiten teeth?

Invisalign itself does not whiten your teeth. There are several options we have for teeth whitening. Some of them may include whitening treatments during your Invisalign treatment as well!! Let us know if you’re interested in learning more about how we can achieve this!

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you! These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, clear, and virtually invisible plastic (BPA free) that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually shift your teeth into place. You will start a new set of aligners on a regular customized schedule to best fit your needs, until your treatment is completed. We use a digital iTERO scanner to avoid any goopy molds or impressions of your teeth!

Does Invisalign® actually work?

According to 9 million people worldwide, yes it does! (footnote: Data on file at Align Technology, as of October, 2020.) Invisalign therapy is directed and performed under the care of your dental provider - it’s a safe treatment especially when you’re working with a highly trained dentist like Dr. Meenal Patel.

Can you kiss with Invisalign®?

Yes, totally! The aligners are pretty thin and virtually invisible - you can kiss with them on - your partner may not even notice!

Does Invisalign® change your face shape?

Not necessarily. Your customized treatment plan will address such changes. For instance, if your treatment plan will address an underbite, then correcting that will also affect the silhouette of your jawline.

Does Invisalign® make your teeth yellow?

No way! We recommend you take your aligners out to brush and floss your teeth at least twice per day.

What are the disadvantages of Invisalign®?

Not many disadvantages - mostly ALL advantages! Keep in mind -  you are responsible for wearing your clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day. With traditional metal braces they are fixed semi-permanently into your mouth, with no option to remove so you will never forget putting them in. Our team helps you through the entire process with Invisalign - leave it to us!

Do teeth shift after Invisalign®?

Teeth do have a tendency to shift after treatment - most people that had braces in the past and have not worn their retainer for years - may have noticed this as well! We include a custom retainer that will help keep your smile from shifting as part of your treatment .

Will I have to wear a retainer forever?

At the end of your treatment, when you and Dr. Patel are happy, you will be provided with a FREE set of upper and lower retainers. You will wear the retainers in the beginning for 22 out of 24 hours a day, for 3 months until your teeth’s position firms up. Then you will wear the retainers every night for as long as you want your teeth to remain straight - we suggest FOREVER!  And you will replace retainers a minimum of every two years to prevent them from stretching and your teeth shifting. Retainers will also help prevent damage from grinding and/or clenching, which most adults do yet most are unaware.  In addition, they make great whitening trays!

What can’t you eat with Invisalign®?

Unlike braces, your Invisalign aligners can be removed. This helps facilitate cleaning, which leads to better health.  However, if you don’t wear them, they won’t work.  If you don’t wear them enough, they won’t work well.  We find that most patients can eat any diet they choose during treatment.  It takes about a week to get used to this.  However, we do recommend you stay away from curry, turmeric, and yellow mustard since they irreversibly stain the trays.  If you must enjoy foods that cause this stain, we recommend you do so on the last day of that tray.  This means you don’t need to restrict your diet habits, just as long as you wear your trays for 22 hours a day.

What can Invisalign® not fix?

With Dr. Patel’s years of expert experience and training, Invisalign can work for almost all types of cases! Call or schedule an online FREE consultation to determine how well Invisalign can work for you!  Schedule a Virtual Consultation with us!!

How much is Invisalign® on average?

The range for Invisalign® is between $4,000 to $7500 in our area. One of the reasons clients love completing Invisalign treatment at Preston Dental Loft is that we offer an all-inclusive fee for Invisalign at $3897! Dr. Patel and her team LOVE what Invisalign treatment offers. A beautiful, healthy, confident smile is SO WORTH IT! :-)

Is Invisalign® covered by medical insurance?

Medical Insurances do not offer any coverage for Invisalign.

Can you get Invisalign® for top teeth only?

Yes.  We can do treatment for top-only or bottom-only with Invisalign. It’s important to talk with your dentist regarding your own particular needs. Dr. Patel and her team are super pumped to meet you and help you on your journey to a better, healthier, more CONFIDENT smile!!

Can I drink alcohol with Invisalign?

Yes - it is safe to drink alcohol with your aligners on. Just be sure to remove your aligners and brush/floss your teeth especially if you  have been drinking/eating sugary things!

FAQ

What is the cheapest price for Invisalign®?

Invisalign® treatment has multiple components – the assessment, the digital scan, the aligners, the number of dentist-performed adjustments. A typical range is $4,000 to $7500. More importantly, is what are you getting – one price may be less than another, but may be limited to the number of aligners, or the number of dentist lead adjustments. Comparing only the dollar figure without understanding exactly what you are getting is critical to ensure you are getting the best value for your smile.

How much is Invisalign®? 

Invisalign® covers a wide variety of applications and the cost will range with the complexity of each smile. Some people want to address spacing on the top, crowding on the bottom and a misaligned bite, while others may want to address a specific tooth or maybe just the top set of teeth. Regardless of what you want to address, you can expect Invisalign® to cost in a range between $4000 to upwards of $7000. 

In our mission to deliver dream smiles, you have options:

  • Janet pays $99/month with$1800 down payment on approved financing.
  • John pays $5,500 one-time.
  • Elizabeth $1800 in four installments

There are options and ways to access that smile.

Is Invisalign® covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans will cover the cost of Invisalign® treatment under the orthodontic maximum portion of the policy. There can be limitations and exclusions, for example age limitations & waiting periods. We will confirm your orthodontic coverage and submit to your insurance policy upon you wearing your first Invisalign tray.  We are experts at getting the maximum value back for you from your dental insurance. 

You have a couple of options:

  1. You can call and inquire, or
  2. Our Smile Concierge speaks to insurance companies on behalf of patients daily, and can do so for you, providing you all the details.

There are also Healthcare Spending Accounts (FSA or HSA). Some employers offer these to employees and can be used towards various types of healthcare spending – including Invisalign®. Contact your company's Human Resources department to learn more.


Can you get Invisalign® without seeing a doctor?

No. The clear aligners made for your smile are determined by your custom treatment plan which is done by a doctor. Having a doctor administer the treatment plan is also the reason for the high satisfaction rate of the results achieved. If at any time during your treatment, your smile is not tracking the doctor can adjust and maintain course for the desired result. If not done by a doctor, you could experience serious complications, delays, or even damage your teeth!


How long does Invisalign take?

The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case. However, the average case takes about 11-12 months. But, with the techniques Dr. Patel uses - to make Invisalign work better; it also makes that same 11-month average case go quicker, usually taking just 1/2 as long (down to only 6 months)!! Our patients rave about how easy and fast our Invisalign treatments are. 

Can Invisalign® ruin your teeth?

Virtually impossible. The process for Invisalign® is directed and has oversight by a doctor. The instructions are simple and straightforward. We make it fool proof and our dedicated team is available to answer any questions along the way.

Is Invisalign® cheaper than braces?

In most cases it can be the same, if not cheaper. Our fee at Preston Dental Loft, is typically significantly cheaper than traditional metal braces! 

What is the best alternative to braces?

Invisalign is a clear, virtually invisible, alternative to metal braces. Invisalign straightens teeth just like braces, but Invisalign aligners come with less restrictions than braces. Invisalign allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy and brush and floss normally.  Most importantly, why wear a mouth full of metal when you can do the same things (in the right hands) for less money while in clear esthetic trays? :-)

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Both braces and Invisalign help to straighten your teeth, and in many cases, the better choice depends on your specific situation. Many people prefer Invisalign because there are less restrictions in terms of eating, they are less visible, and they may be more comfortable. 

Does Invisalign® whiten teeth?

Invisalign itself does not whiten your teeth. There are several options we have for teeth whitening. Some of them may include whitening treatments during your Invisalign treatment as well!! Let us know if you’re interested in learning more about how we can achieve this! 

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you! These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, clear, and virtually invisible plastic (BPA free) that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually shift your teeth into place. You will start a new set of aligners on a regular customized schedule to best fit your needs, until your treatment is completed. We use a digital iTERO scanner to avoid any goopy molds or impressions of your teeth!

Does Invisalign® actually work?

According to 9 million people worldwide, yes it does! (footnote: Data on file at Align Technology, as of October, 2020.) Invisalign therapy is directed and performed under the care of your dental provider - it’s a safe treatment especially when you’re working with a highly trained dentist like Dr. Meenal Patel.

Can you kiss with Invisalign®?

Yes, totally! The aligners are pretty thin and virtually invisible - you can kiss with them on - your partner may not even notice!

Does Invisalign® change your face shape?

Not necessarily. Your customized treatment plan will address such changes. For instance, if your treatment plan will address an underbite, then correcting that will also affect the silhouette of your jawline. 

Does Invisalign® make your teeth yellow?

No way! We recommend you take your aligners out to brush and floss your teeth at least twice per day. 

What are the disadvantages of Invisalign®?

Not many disadvantages - mostly ALL advantages! Keep in mind -  you are responsible for wearing your clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day. With traditional metal braces they are fixed semi-permanently into your mouth, with no option to remove so you will never forget putting them in. Our team helps you through the entire process with Invisalign - leave it to us!

Do teeth shift after Invisalign®?

Teeth do have a tendency to shift after treatment - most people that had braces in the past and have not worn their retainer for years - may have noticed this as well! We include a custom retainer that will help keep your smile from shifting as part of your treatment . 


Will I have to wear a retainer forever?

At the end of your treatment, when you and Dr. Patel are happy, you will be provided with a FREE set of upper and lower retainers. You will wear the retainers in the beginning for 22 out of 24 hours a day, for 3 months until your teeth’s position firms up. Then you will wear the retainers every night for as long as you want your teeth to remain straight - we suggest FOREVER!  And you will replace retainers a minimum of every two years to prevent them from stretching and your teeth shifting. Retainers will also help prevent damage from grinding and/or clenching, which most adults do yet most are unaware.  In addition, they make great whitening trays!

What can’t you eat with Invisalign®?

Unlike braces, your Invisalign aligners can be removed. This helps facilitate cleaning, which leads to better health.  However, if you don’t wear them, they won’t work.  If you don’t wear them enough, they won’t work well.  We find that most patients can eat any diet they choose during treatment.  It takes about a week to get used to this.  However, we do recommend you stay away from curry, turmeric, and yellow mustard since they irreversibly stain the trays.  If you must enjoy foods that cause this stain, we recommend you do so on the last day of that tray.  This means you don’t need to restrict your diet habits, just as long as you wear your trays for 22 hours a day.

What can Invisalign® not fix?

With Dr. Patel’s years of expert experience and training, Invisalign can work for almost all types of cases! Call or schedule an online FREE consultation to determine how well Invisalign can work for you!  Schedule a Virtual Consultation with us!! 

How much is Invisalign® on average?

The range for Invisalign® is between $4,000 to $7500 in our area. One of the reasons clients love completing Invisalign treatment at Preston Dental Loft is that we offer an all-inclusive fee for Invisalign at $3897! Dr. Patel and her team LOVE what Invisalign treatment offers. A beautiful, healthy, confident smile is SO WORTH IT! :-)

Is Invisalign® covered by medical insurance?

Medical Insurances do not offer any coverage for Invisalign. 

Can you get Invisalign® for top teeth only?

Yes.  We can do treatment for top-only or bottom-only with Invisalign. It’s important to talk with your dentist regarding your own particular needs. Dr. Patel and her team are super pumped to meet you and help you on your journey to a better, healthier, more CONFIDENT smile!! 

Can I drink alcohol with Invisalign?

Yes - it is safe to drink alcohol with your aligners on. Just be sure to remove your aligners and brush/floss your teeth especially if you  have been drinking/eating sugary things! 

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