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Do you wish for a straighter, more symmetrical smile without having to wear bulky noticeable braces?

Dr. John M. Pinnix and Dr. George A. Betancourt can help you discreetly correct misalignment with Invisalign® clear aligners.

Learn more about treatment at our Charlotte, NC, practice, serving Ballantyne, Gastonia, and surrounding communities...

We Are Certified Invisalign Providers Providing You with 3 Treatment Options


Invisalign aligner

Invisalign allows patients to straighten their smiles without the discomfort and obvious appearance of traditional braces. Patients receive between 20 and 30 custom-made trays that gently shift the teeth into their proper position. Every two weeks, you will change out the aligner for the next in the series and watch as your smile transforms. 

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign aligner

Invisalign Teen works in the same way but has an additional feature to help monitor daily use. The aligners are equipped with a light indicator that shifts colors once the tray has been worn for the recommended 22 hours of the day. It's a great way to encourage accountability in younger patients, and give parents peace of mind. 

Invisalign Express

Invisalign aligner

Invisalign Express is an accelerated system, condensing your orthodontic treatment into a three to six-month time frame. Invisalign Express is designed to rapidly straighten teeth using less than half the number of aligners in the traditional system. The best candidates have mild misalignment and only need to correct the rotation of their teeth. 

The Same Results as Traditional Orthodontics With More Subtle Treatment!

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A straighter smile can have profound effects on your self-esteem and quality of life. And treatment is easier than ever thanks to Invisalign. 

Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt have been helping patients enhance their smiles with clear aligners for over a decade now. Using the latest technology in the field of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, we provide consistently stunning results.

During your consultation at our Charlotte, NC, practice, serving Ballantyne, Gastonia, and nearby areas, we can show you exactly how we plan to transform your smile with our state-of-the-art Digital Smile Design software. See for yourself what incredible effects we can achieve.

For more information about Invisalign and the other cosmetic treatments we offer, contact our office online or call us at:

(704) 543-1102

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"Quality care with amazing results..."


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Our entire family goes to Advanced Dentistry and we are very please with the Dentists, medical and administrative staff. We have had a wide variety of services provided from basic cleaning & checkups to crowns and braces. We have always been pleased with the care and service we are provided. I would highly recommend to anyone to go to Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney.

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Allison Armstrong


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I have had an amazing experience at Advanced Dentristry of Blakeney! Dr. Pinnix and his team have gone above and beyond to give me my most confident smile. They give quality care with amazing results, and all of the staff are very personable and will put you at ease! I definitely recommend this team!

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Why Choose Invisalign Treatment? 3 Advantages of Clear Aligners


The main advantage of Invisalign over orthodontic braces is the discreet, clear material. Made from BPA-free plastic, the aligners are designed to fit securely over your teeth while remaining virtually invisible. 


Your clear aligners are also removable, making it easy to brush, floss, and maintain good oral hygiene. You can continue to eat all the foods you love. Simply remove the trays during meal times!


Aligners are a much safer and comfortable option for patients who lead particular active lifestyles or play contact sports. With completely smooth surfaces, you avoid the irritation and discomfort of metal brackets. 

Invisalign Can Also Improve Your Oral Health...

While Invisalign is designed to give you a more attractive smile, treatment may actually benefit your oral health. When teeth are spaced properly and rest at the proper angles, brushing and flossing are easier and more effective. Orthodontic treatment can also improve the balance of your bite, reducing unnecessary wear on the crowns of your teeth. Better occlusion can also prevent headaches and other painful conditions such as TMJ disorder.

Limitations to Candidacy

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Typically, Invisalign is most successful in treating mild to moderate orthodontic issues. For more complex misalignment, our dentists may recommend braces.

The best way to determine your candidacy for Invisalign is to schedule a consultation at our Charlotte, NC, practice. Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt will examine your teeth and take digital impressions of your smile to determine if Invisalign will be an effective orthodontic treatment. 

Your Invisalign Treatment

Some patients can see a noticeable difference in just a few months.
Some patients can see a noticeable difference in just a few months.


During your initial consultation, our dentists will take a series of digital impressions to compile a 3-D image of your smile. These scans will help us design a precise treatment plan for the exact movements of your teeth. After this initial assessment, we can provide you with an estimated timeline for your treatment. 

Daily Use

Once your aligners are ready, you can get started on treatment. While the trays will fit snugly over your teeth, they may feel slightly uncomfortable for a few days until you get used to them. Our dentists will give you instructions on use, which includes wearing your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day, removing them only for brushing, flossing, or eating.


About every two weeks, you will switch out your aligner with the next one in the series. Over time, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. We will schedule periodic follow-up visits at our Charlotte practice to monitor your progress and make any adjustments if we find it necessary. 


After treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer at night to ensure your teeth remain aligned. Some patients are able to use their final aligner in place of a new retainer. At this time, you and the dentist can discuss any additional cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening to further enhance your results. 

See Our Incredible Transformations...

Before smile makeover
Before This patient's teeth were overcrowded and rotated at the wrong angles.
After smile makeover
After Invisalign was the first step in a comprehensive smile makeover to straighten and enhance their smile. 

"My Smile Looks Great!"

"I am thrilled with the service and treatment I receive at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. I like and appreciate both my dentist and hygienist. I have my routine dental services performed there and had Invisalign. My mouth is healthy and my smile looks great!" Dawn R.

What Does Invisalign Cost?

Believe it or not, Invisalign is no more expensive than orthodontic treatment with braces. While the cost does vary from patient to patient, the price is usually dependent on the extent of misalignment, not the form of orthodontics.

If you have a dental insurance plan that includes orthodontic treatment, it can typically go towards covering Invisalign. However, if you are uninsured, or your plan does not include orthodontics, we are happy to offer financing through CareCredit® and Citi® Health.

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Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our goal is to enhance your quality of life through dentistry. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are proud to be associated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

For more information about our services, contact our Charlotte office online or call (704) 543-1102.

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