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The Clearsmile Difference → 100% Digital, Custom, Clear Orthodontics

YOUR SMILE IS UNIQUE. YOUR ORTHODONTICS SHOULD BE TOO.

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#2 Private Invisalign® Providers in North America

In 2022, our practices performed the 2nd most Invisalign® cases for all private practice providers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico combined – #1 in North Carolina 🙂 Anyone CAN do Invisalign®, but experience matters for the best results and patient experience. For example, most general dentists usually average 0-1 cases per month while our Doctors do ~100 cases per month.

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Braces Custom 3D printed for YOU – and only you

Teeth are as unique as fingerprints. Unlike old-school metal braces which are mass-produced to fit everyone, LightForce braces are custom 3D printed to fit each tooth of each patient! Each brace is one of a kind! Why is that so great? This customization produces perfect results in half the time with less office visits. The teeth aren’t moving faster, they’re just taking a direct flight 🙂

Tooth with stock metal bracket vs photo of tooth with 3D printed bracket

Custom, Digital Treatment Planning

Your teeth are digitally scanned (radiation-free) in 2 minutes and then uploaded into our software where our Doctors will design your smile digitally to guarantee a perfect outcome. The Doctors are able to zoom in 100x to be able to make sure all of the most detailed features are accounted for. Until this technology was available, the doctors were placing braces by hand while eyeballing the position of the braces on the teeth. This new technology is helping our orthodontists produce perfect smiles!

LightForce digital treatment planning software
LightForce digital treatment planning software

Shorter treatment times and fewer office visits

You’re busy, we get it! Because of the customization and digital treatment planning of Invisalign® Clear Aligners or LightForce braces, ideal outcomes may be achieved in a shorter amount of time. However, do not think of these systems as moving teeth “faster,” think of them as more efficient. Teeth are moving from point A to point B directly… Like a direct flight instead of a layover. What does this mean for you? Less time missing school or extracurricular activities to visit the orthodontist. Your orthodontist is giving you more time back in the day!

More comfortable, efficient treatment

LightForce brackets conform precisely to your teeth, often helping to reduce discomfort and improving the straightening accuracy.

While being the most invisible, Invisalign® is also the most comfortable orthodontic system. Feel the difference from beginning to end with the smooth and efficient SmartTrack Material. Sure there are other clear aligner system out there, but our Doctors have sampled them all and believe Invisalign® is the best, hands down.

Treatment by Certified Orthodontists

Here at ClearSmile Orthodontics, we’re proud to provide an exceptional standard of service. While some dentists may also offer braces, leaving your treatment in the hands of a certified orthodontist makes a significant difference. 

How is an Orthodontist Different from a Dentist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone additional training to specialize in the area of orthodontics. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with the evaluation, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. 

Their Education

General dentists complete a dental degree program, which is an essential foundation for providing comprehensive dental care. Their education covers a broad range of topics in oral health, including preventive care, restorative procedures, and basic dental diagnostics.
Orthodontists have not only earned a degree in dentistry but have also decided to further their knowledge by completing specialized training in orthodontics. It takes them an extra two to three years of full-time study in the field to complete this. During this period, orthodontists study the mechanics of tooth movement, facial growth and development, and the intricate relationships between teeth, muscles, and the jaw. 

What They Do

A dentist is your first line of defense against oral health issues. They are your trusted partners for regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and addressing common dental issues, including root canals, crowns, and filling cavities. Consult a dentist if: 

  • It’s time for your routine six-monthly cleaning.
  • You experience pain when biting down.
  • Your teeth are sensitive to heat or cold.
  • You notice bleeding or pain from your gum line.
  • Your tooth chips or cracks.

An orthodontist, on the other hand, is a dental specialist who focuses on the alignment of teeth and the correction of bite issues. Their primary role is to create a well-aligned, functional, and aesthetically pleasing smile. See an orthodontist if: 

  • You want to enhance the appearance of your smile.
  • You have difficulty with chewing, breathing, or speaking.
  • You frequently experience jaw pain and headaches.
  • You often bite your cheek or lip due to misaligned teeth.
  • Your teeth are crowded together or have significant gaps.
  • You have a malocclusion such as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. 
  • Your child has developed habits like thumb-sucking or pacifier use that affect tooth alignment. 

You can rely on the skills and expertise of our qualified orthodontists, Drs. Niki Mason, Jamie Martin, and Ryan Gross, to help you achieve a beautiful and functional smile.