Dr. Charbonnet provides the most state-of-the-art, orthodontic procedures
available, ensuring optimal results for his patients. One of these
procedures is Invisalign® the clear alternative to braces. Invisalign® is a
revolutionary system that utilizes 3-D computer graphics to design and
manufacture customized clear appliances called "Aligners."
Invisalign® appliances are virtually undetectable, easy-to-use and
comfortable to wear.
The invisible way to straighten your teeth, without braces, Invisalign® can
give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. It works through
a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can
tell you're wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as
Benefits of the Invisalign® System
• Virtually Invisible – Only you will know you're wearing braces.
• Completely Removable – Eat, drink, brush and floss, or take them
out for special occasions.
•Faster Treatment Time – No fixed metal brackets or wires to
adjust means you'll spend less time visiting the doctor. You will receive a
new set of aligners every other week during your Invisalign® treatment. A
trip to Dr Charbonnet's office will occur every 6 weeks on average to ensure
that your treatment is going according to plan.
• Proven Results - Over 1,000,000 patients have been treated with
• Flexible Payment Options – Dr Charbonnet can help you get the
smile you have dreamed of with easy, flexible payment options.
Invisalign® Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does Invisalign® cost?
A: As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign®
depends on the complexity of a patient's case. The cost is generally
slightly more expensive than traditional braces, but find out what your
treatment involves by contacting our office for a complimentary appointment.
We do not let finances stand in the way of getting a beautiful smile. We
offer a number of payment plans that make any treatment fit our patient’s
Q: Does Invisalign® really work?
A: Yes. In both clinical research and orthodontic and dental practices
nationwide, Invisalign® has been proven effective at straightening
Q: Does insurance cover Invisalign®?
A: Because medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy,
each patient should review their coverage. However, if a patient has
orthodontic coverage, Invisalign® should be covered to the same extent as
Q: What are the aligners made of?
A: Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is
virtually invisible when worn.
Q: What do aligners look like?
A: Aligners are nearly invisible and look similar to clear tooth-whitening
trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some
orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as "contact lenses for
Q: How does Invisalign® effectively move teeth?
A: Like brackets and archwires, Invisalign® Aligners move teeth through the
appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal
difference is that Invisalign® not only controls forces, but also controls
the timing of the force application. At each stage, only certain teeth are
allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic
treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force
Q: What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with
A: Doctors can use Invisalign® to treat a vast majority of patients with
For more information on Invisalign®,
please visit www.invisalign.com
Dr. Charbonnet now offers Invisalign Teen®! Like its predecessor,
Invisalign Teen® uses a series of removable, clear plastic aligners that
straighten a teen's smile millimeter by millimeter week by week.
Invisalign Teen® can be used to treat overly crooked teeth, crowded teeth,
widely spaced teeth, overbites, crossbites and underbites. Only a certified
Provider like Dr. Charbonnet can determine if this orthodontic treatment is
right for you.
These new teen-targeted aligners are shaped in a way that allows your
permanent teeth to grow in with ease. They have a Blue Dot Wear Indicator,
which fades away every two weeks, thus letting you know when a new set of
aligners are needed. Invisalign Teen® easily adapts to a teen's busy and
active lifestyle by offering free replacement aligners should they get lost.
Most importantly to teens, the aligners can be removed for special occasion
such as senior portraits, graduation, prom, etc…!