Invisalign & Invisalign Teen

Metairie Office
5036 Yale Street
Suite 301
Metairie, LA 70006 
Phone (504)-456-7874

Louisiana Orthodontic Specialists
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Invisalign – Clear Invisible Braces

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 after.

Benefits of the Invisalign® System Include:

• 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 Invisalign® worldwide.

• 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 budget.

Q: Does Invisalign® really work?

A: Yes. In both clinical research and orthodontic and dental practices nationwide, Invisalign® has been proven effective at straightening teeth.

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 conventional braces.

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 teeth."

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 delivery system.

Q: What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with Invisalign®?

A: Doctors can use Invisalign® to treat a vast majority of patients with fully-erupted molars.

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For more information on Invisalign®, please visit www.invisalign.com


Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen Metairie

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.

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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…!

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