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

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

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

The Same Results as Traditional Orthodontics With More Subtle Treatment

Invisalign is an incredible system that achieves braces-level results without any bulky metal wires or brackets. The smooth, clear aligners exert gentle pressure on the teeth to guide them into alignment.

We Are Certified Invisalign Providers Offering Two Convenient Treatment Options

Traditional Invisalign

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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 Express

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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. 

Trust the Team at Blakeney Smiles With Your Invisalign Treatment

A straighter smile can have profound effects on your self-esteem and quality of life. 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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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 more 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

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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.

Understanding Invisalign Candidacy And How Invisalign Attachments Can Help

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Typically, Invisalign is most successful in treating mild to moderate orthodontic issues. For extremely complex misalignment, our dentists may recommend braces. However, for certain patients, Invisalign attachments can make treatment possible when it otherwise wouldn't be an option.

Invisalign attachments are very small "bumps" of tooth-colored composite resin that are bonded onto the front surfaces of the teeth at the beginning of treatment. They strengthen the hold that the aligner has on the teeth, allowing it to exert greater force and achieve movement.

We'll be sure to check if Invisalign attachments can make a difference for you during your 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. 

You Don't Need an Orthodontist to Straighten Your Smile Visit Our Experienced Dentists for Orthodontic Care

You don't have to look all around town for a qualified orthodontist if you want a straighter, more attractive smile. Our experienced dentists have helped many patients throughout Ballantyne, Gastonia, and greater Charlotte, NC, with Invisalign treatment plans, and it's likely they can help you, too.

Save yourself the time and stress of finding a brand-new practitioner—turn to Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt instead. We can't wait to show you what's possible for your smile. Just contact us online or call us in Charlotte to begin:

(704) 543-1102

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Your Invisalign Treatment Timeline

Invisalign treatment usually takes 12 to 18 months to complete, but some patients can begin to see a noticeable difference in just a few months.
Invisalign treatment usually takes 12 to 18 months to complete, but some patients can begin to 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 a Beautiful Transformation Made Possible With the Help of Invisalign

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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. 

"Thrilled to have them as my new dental practice!"

"The staff responded with care and concern to my call.  As a new resident to Charlotte, I was nervous on who I could get help from.  The staff were so kind and got me in immediately.  Dr Betancourt was thorough and sensitive to my feelings.  Loved the whole experience and am thrilled to have them as my new dental practice!" Catherine Biancuzzo

Invisalign Can Be More Affordable  Than You May Expect

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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Invisalign FAQ

As certified Invisalign providers, we've helped many Charlotte patients using these clear aligners, and we've received many of the same questions about treatment over the years. Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt will happily answer any question you have about this form of orthodontic care during your consultation, but until then, here's some information you may be wondering about:
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What if I miss a day of treatment?

Invisalign is a gradual process, so missing one day of your treatment plan isn't the end of the world. However, don't make breaks a habit, as it can end up significantly prolonging your timeline. Think of every day you miss as a day you have to make up to achieve the best results possible.

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Are you sure I don't need to see an orthodontist?

Yes. Invisalign is an innovative treatment system that can be provided by orthodontists and dentists alike. By choosing our Charlotte practice for Invisalign, you can enjoy continuity of care from a team that offers a comprehensive range of services. There's no need to hop around to multiple offices.

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Does Invisalign treatment hurt?

It's normal to experience mild discomfort as your teeth adjust to each new set of clear aligners. However, this discomfort is typically much less than you would expect after a braces tightening appointment, will only last a few days, and can be managed well with over-the-counter medication. 

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Can I really eat whatever I want during treatment?

Yes! That's one of the best things about Invisalign. The aligners are completely removable and pop right out with ease. You can eat and drink all your favorites throughout treatment. All you have to do is make sure you put your aligners in a safe place during meals, brush thoroughly after eating, and then put your aligners back in right after.

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Do I really need to wear a retainer after treatment is complete?

Yes. Even after your teeth are straightened, the bones and soft tissues in your mouth need a little extra time to adjust. If you don't wear a retainer or your last aligner after treatment, your teeth will start to revert back to their original misaligned position. This is why many people who had braces as children end up needing more orthodontic care as adults. You can prevent that common issue by being diligent about wearing your retainer at night.

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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
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • Spear Study Club
  • Charlotte Dental Society
  • Invisalign® Certified Provider

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

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