Dr. Matsumoto is a certified Invisalign orthodontist, creating beautiful smiles with Invisalign for teens and Invisalign for adults!

We use Invisalign, because this system is modern, practically-invisible, highly-effective, comfortable and convenient for our patients’ different lifestyles.

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How does Invisalign work?

You’ll begin your Wilmington Invisalign process in-person at our conveniently located office!

At your first visit, Dr. Matsumoto will complete a thorough, complimentary exam. This exam includes an assessment of your current smile with diagnostic photos and X-rays. 

Once your exam is complete and treatment is deemed necessary or beneficial, your Invisalign journey begins! Dr. Matsumoto will take digital images of your smile, using the comfortable iTero® scanner. This modern system creates precise images of your teeth and gums in only a few minutes.

Dr. Matsumoto will use your images to create your custom Invisalign aligners.

Your Invisalign treatment will be completed in stages. During each stage, you’ll receive aligners custom-made to fit your smile. One aligner will be made for your top teeth and the other for your bottom teeth. You’ll wear your first set of aligners for one to two weeks, at least 20 to 22 hours each day.

After the first one or two weeks, you’ll begin wearing your second set of custom aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. (Throughout every stage, you’ll always be instructed to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day.) 

Every one to two weeks, you’ll replace your current aligners with a new set of aligners. Each set of aligners is specially designed to apply the perfect amount of pressure to your teeth to shift them closer to the ideal end position. How long you wear each set of aligners will depend on your custom treatment plan. 

Dr. Matsumoto will tell you everything you need to know to have a successful Invisalign treatment!

Why Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners don’t use metal brackets or wires, which comes with a number of benefits:

Invisalign is Comfortable

Every Invisalign aligner you wear is custom-made to fit your smile! These aligners are made of BPA-free, BPS-free, latex-free, flexible plastic. In other words, they’re designed for comfort. Invisalign shouldn’t cause any irritation around your teeth, gums or cheeks.

Invisalign is Convenient

As long as you keep your aligners in for at least 20 to 22 hours every day, you can remove your aligners whenever you need to! Take out your aligners to brush your teeth, floss your teeth, eat, or drink liquids other than water. You won’t have brackets or wires for food to get stuck, and you can remove your aligners to soak them in a cleaning solution regularly.

This also means you won’t have any dietary restrictions! You get to remove your aligners to eat, so your favorite foods are still on the table.

Invisalign Adjusts to Your Lifestyle

No matter what your day holds, Invisalign won’t disrupt your lifestyle! Many people choose Invisalign, because this treatment is practically invisible. For any social or professional events, you can smile with confidence, knowing your orthodontic treatment is virtually undetectable. If you’re a sports player, you can remove your aligners and replace them with a mouthguard during games and practices.

Invisalign is Highly-Effective

We can treat most conditions, from minor crookedness to severe bite misalignments, with Invisalign! These advanced aligners can treat crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gapped teeth and poor bite conditions (overbite, cross bite, open bite, underbite). 

Your treatment plan will be 100% personalized to you, so your case may require a treatment of Invisalign along with an appliance. You’ll find out which treatment method will be most effective for you during your consultation, whether it’s Invisalign or a different treatment option.

Is Invisalign better than at-home clear aligners?

Yes, doctor-monitored treatment is always the safer option. Treatment with at-home clear aligners is risky and has been known to result in irreparable damage.

During your Wilmington Invisalign treatment, Dr. Matsumoto may make some adjustments to your personalized treatment plan based on your progress. This ensures that you achieve the greatest results in the shortest amount of time. With DIY aligners, you won’t have a doctor monitoring your progress to make any necessary adjustments.

At-home clear aligner treatment is risky and oftentimes more expensive than professional Invisalign treatment at Matsumoto Orthodontics & Periodontics! Don’t take a risk on your smile. Go with the safe, reliable option that won’t leave your results to chance.

Have questions about Invisalign in Wilmington?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.

Whether you’ve heard some great Invisalign reviews or seen some beautiful Invisalign before and after photos lately, we’d love to help you experience your “WOW” moment too! If you’re looking for invisible braces, we have the perfect option for you.

Ready to get started? Request your complimentary consultation at our convenient Porters Neck office in Wilmington, NC today!