Clear aligners

Asheville clear aligner provider

While straightening your teeth is vital for oral health, many patients are hesitant to change the daily appearance of their smile with dental braces. At Black Orthodontics, we offer a discreet tooth straightening solution with clear aligners for teens and adults. Clear aligners let you live your best life with fewer in-office visits and noticeable results in as little as six to ten weeks.

Schedule a free consultation at Black Orthodontics in Asheville, North Carolina, to get started with clear aligners near you today!

How do clear aligners work?

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    Free consultation

    Before starting your treatment, all patients receive a 3D scan of their smile to determine if clear aligner treatment is the best fit. You will meet Dr. Black and our Asheville orthodontic team and discuss your treatment options.

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    After your free consultation with Dr. Black, you’ll receive your first custom clear aligners. You’ll switch to a new aligner set every few weeks as your smile gradually straightens until treatment is complete.

What are the benefits of clear aligners vs. braces?

  • Appearance: Clear aligners are a transparent way to straighten your teeth discreetly.
  • Comfortable fit: Clear aligners are custom-made for your mouth, so you can enjoy straighter teeth without metal irritating your gums.
  • Convenience: During your clear aligner treatment, you only need to visit our office every 10 to 16 weeks for checkups.
  • No dietary restrictions: Clear aligners are removable, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods.
  • Easy care: Since clear aligners don’t include brackets or wires, cleaning and caring for them is easy.

How long do clear aligners take?

Clear aligner treatment in Asheville on average takes anywhere between six to 18 months.

We customize our treatments to address each patient’s concerns at Black Orthodontics. While clear aligner treatment time varies from person to person depending on your orthodontic needs and some patient’s treatment can be longer or shorter, you can rest assured knowing our team will efficiently evaluate your condition without hidden markups or unexpected fees.

How much do clear aligners cost?

The average cost of clear aligners in Asheville can range from $975-$7500, depending on your individual treatment needs and goals for the entire clear aligner treatment. This fee includes all aspects of your treatment, two sets of retainers, and covers office visits for a year past your completion date.

At Black Orthodontics, we don’t want the price to stand in the way of you getting the smile you deserve. We offer interest-free, flexible monthly payments to all our patients. We also accept payment through Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and reimbursement through Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).

Our Asheville orthodontic team has experience filing most dental insurances, and we will work with your plan to get your maximum benefit. We’ll be happy to chat about your options during your free consultation. If you do not have dental insurance that covers orthodontics, don’t worry! Most patients don’t have orthodontic coverage, so we tailor each payment plan to fit your budget and offer no-interest monthly payments.

Cleaning and caring for your clear aligners

Although clear aligners don’t disrupt your daily life, you’ll develop new habits during treatment. These slight modifications will help you get the most out of your treatment.

How to clean your clear aligners

Cleaning your clear aligners takes a few minutes. You should clean your clear aligners each morning and night and between meals. You’ll use a soft toothbrush (not the one you use to brush your teeth) with mild toothpaste and lukewarm water. Be sure to rinse and dry them before inserting them into your mouth.

Doing mini-cleans after every meal or snack when you’re away from home is helpful. For example, after a meal out, excuse yourself to the restroom and give your clear aligners a brief rinse. Be careful, though. Water that is too hot can distort your clear aligners.

Dr. Black, your Asheville clear aligner orthodontist, will be able to give you a more thorough run-down of how to care for your clear aligners during your appointment.

Caring for your clear aligners

There’s more to caring for clear aligners than just cleaning. Because they are so transparent, many people find they misplace their aligners. Much like contact lenses, it’s a good practice to put them immediately in their case when not in use. This mindfulness helps ensure that you always know where your aligners are.

Some patients make a small kit / go-bag with the following essentials to help alleviate stress while away from home.

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Backup aligners
  • A spare case

Why clear aligners beat at-home aligners

The lofty claims of direct-to-consumer at-home aligner services tempt many people. These companies promise you cost-saving aligners without in-person visits. However, the results of clear aligners aren’t effective without a professional guiding your treatment to achieve optimal results. Since these services lack the care and attention of face-to-face interactions that orthodontists deliver, results are often lackluster, and many people require additional treatment from an orthodontist.

One of the main advantages these services claim to offer is cost-savings. Because we offer customized financing, we can work with you to find a competitive price for clear aligners in Asheville and provide the peace of personalized care without fear of damaging your teeth.

Get started with clear aligners near you!

Every smile is unique at Black Orthodontics. Dr. Black is exceptionally skilled and has over 30 years of experience improving smiles across Western North Carolina.

We want our patients to receive the best outcome possible and leave our office with a smile they can’t wait to show off. Part of our commitment to our patients is our refusal to charge them twice for the same treatment. If your Asheville clear aligners do not provide the results you expect in three months, our team will switch your treatment to braces without an additional charge.

Choosing to improve your smile is always a smart investment, and the results of a new smile speak for themselves. Discover why so many Asheville locals trust Black Orthodontics with their orthodontic health. Schedule a free consultation today.