Invisalign® & Clear Aligners

Your Clear Alternative for a Straighter Smile

Have you been considering treatment with Invisalign or clear aligners? Dr. Nirenblatt has treated more than 1000 patients with Invisalign since 1999.

Our in-house aligners are custom-made for your smile right here in our office and can give you a straighter smile with minimal visits and lower costs.

The Process of Invisalign and In-House Aligners

The Invisalign system and our in-house aligners are made of clear, lightweight plastic aligners that fit over your teeth and are designed to straighten your smile. They’re removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush and floss.

Clear aligners are much more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and can give you stunning results. Our in-house aligners are custom-made by Dr. Nirenblatt to control the precise movements of your teeth.

At your initial consultation at Nirenblatt Orthodontics, we'll take photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.

You’ll probably wear Invisalign or in-house aligners for 9–15 months, and will typically use 18–30 sets during your treatment.

You wear the trays for about 22 hours a day but can remove them for brushing your teeth and eating. Based on your individual needs, and the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Nirenblatt, you’ll wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment. You’ll start to notice a change in just a few months!

A Modern Approach

Invisalign and in-house aligners take a modern approach to straightening teeth. They use a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.

Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little, based on the exact movements Dr. Nirenblatt plans for you. By controlling the entire process right here in Charleston, we’re able to closely monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments as needed.

With Invisalign or in-house clear aligner treatment at Nirenblatt Orthodontics, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks until your treatment is complete.

At Nirenblatt Orthodontics, you’ll achieve a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth.

This nearly-invisible option to straighten your teeth is truly changing the way people see orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Nirenblatt has a lot of experience treating patients with Invisalign and in-house aligners, and we’re excited to offer this technology to our Charleston and Summerville braces patients.

Clear aligners on model teeth

Differences Between Braces and Aligners

Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign and custom in-house aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth.

Because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts.

In fact, the aligners must be removed for eating and for drinking anything other than water. You need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear braces.

To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat.

Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.

In-House Aligners vs. Mail Order Aligners

Aligners are plastic trays that can move teeth but do not have a mind of their own. Many mail-order online companies are now selling these plastic aligners at cheap prices. Plastic aligners are simply tools. It is the orthodontist’s experience in art and science that determines how your teeth should move using those trays to align your teeth and correct your bite.

Mail-order aligner dentists do not create treatment plans using X-rays and they don’t offer interproximal reduction or attachments. All of these are essential tools which enable any orthodontist to align teeth without harm for the best results. Without these options, results are very limited and often unsatisfactory. Without X-rays - which are the basis for any dental or medical procedure - you are at risk for harm. Furthermore, online dentists have no vested interest in creating a long-term relationship with you or your family and they are protected by the aligner company if your results are compromised.

It’s worthwhile to remember that teeth are vital parts of your body. Would you rather trust an online company owned by investors to decide the movement of your teeth using plastic aligners or a local, experienced orthodontist?

You should be looking for invisible aligners, not invisible treatment from a faceless company. So when you see Dr. Nirenblatt for your aligner treatment, you can rest well, knowing you are being treated by a local, experienced, and reputable orthodontist who cares about quality service and your smile!

We hope you are as excited as we are about our aligners! Visit our YouTube channel to learn more about our 3D printer and in-house clear aligner treatment.