Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and stay safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children's toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 704-364-9000. 

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Porter and Team

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Invisalign

Do you have crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth but don't want to hassle with obvious metal wires and brackets?

Invisalign® is a discreet orthodontic alternative that can correct a variety of alignment issues using clear trays.

Dr. Charles A. Porter and Dr. Robert E. Porter in Charlotte, NC, offer this trusted orthodontic treatment to give you a beautiful smile. 

Oral Health Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

Misaligned or crowded teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss properly. When you correct these orthodontic issues, you will be able to better maintain your oral health. If you have a misaligned bite, you may also be at risk for painful TMJ disorder symptoms. By aligning your bite with Invisalign, you can relieve stress on the TMJs.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses a series of clear aligner trays that are worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. Each tray gently guides your teeth into proper alignment. After a few weeks, instead of your dentist bending and adjusting wires, you will switch to the next series of aligners to continue treatment. Treatment lasts about 12 to 18 months, leaving you with a straighter, beautiful smile. 

A Straighter Smile With Clear Aligners
 
Call Today to See if Invisalign Treatment Is Right for You!

Orthodontic treatment options can be a little daunting. We are here to help guide you every step of the way through treatment using Invisalign. We combine the latest technology with our skilled team, focusing on patient education to achieve the best results possible at our Charlotte, NC, dental practice. Call us or send us a message today to see if Invisalign aligners are right for you.

(704) 364-9000

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What Charlotte Patients Say
 
About Porter Dental Group

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Glen Curtis

2022

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I would recommend this Dentist to anyone. They do a great job of keeping your teeth in great health and building relationships for life!

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kelly Taylor

2022

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Very grateful for referral to Porter Dental Group Dr. Porter and his staff are professional and absolutely top notch

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No Orthodontist Required

Orthodontists specialize in orthodontic issues; however, that doesn't mean our dentists do not have the skill or experience to help you. In fact, Dr. Charles A. Porter and Dr. Robert E. Porter provide a wide range of dental treatments so that you can address all your oral health needs at our Charlotte, NC, practice. No need to visit multiple doctors!

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Candidates for Invisalign Treatment

Not everyone is a candidate for this orthodontic alternative. During your initial consultation at our Charlotte, NC, dental practice, your dentist will speak with you about the benefits to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Candidates for clear aligners include:

Patients Committed to Wearing the Aligners

For optimal and timely results, patients must be committed to wearing their aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. You will remove them to eat and to clean, but you must wear them consistently to achieve the proper results. 

Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Orthodontic Issues

While Invisalign is a great option for most bite issues, if your misalignment is severe, traditional orthodontics such as braces may be a better treatment option for you. 

Clear Aligner Treatment With Invisalign

Invisalign is a discreet, easy-to-maintain orthodontic option that addresses mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues without bulky and uncomfortable metal wires and brackets.
Invisalign is a discreet, easy-to-maintain orthodontic option that addresses mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues without bulky and uncomfortable metal wires and brackets.

Initial Consultation With the Dentist

During your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your mouth and discuss your oral health history and goals with you to determine if Invisalign is your best treatment option. 

Taking Impressions of Your Bite

Next, your dentist will take impressions of your smile so your custom aligners can be crafted. Our dental practice uses digital impressions, eliminating the need for messy putty impressions.

Crafting Your Custom Aligners

Your impressions are sent to a lab so your series of custom aligners can be crafted. Once they are ready, they will be sent back to our dental practice.

Wearing Your Invisalign Aligners

Once your Invisalign aligners arrive at our office, you will begin treatment by wearing the first set of trays. After about two to four weeks, you will switch to the next set in the series. Dr. Porter will provide you with the exact instructions you need, and you will see him for regular checkups so he can monitor your progress. 

Maintaining Your New Smile

When treatment is completed, it is highly suggested that you continue wearing an aligner to keep your teeth in their new, straighter position. Your dentist will discuss with you the optimal time to wear them. Most patients wear them at night while they sleep.

Do They Hurt?
 

Invisalign clear aligners are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, so they do not irritate your gums. There may be some mild discomfort as your teeth and mouth adjust to the new aligners. However, this shouldn't last more than a few days and should be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications. If you experience significant pain, contact our dental practice immediately so we can address it as soon as possible. 

Caring for Your Clear Aligners
 

Cleaning and maintaining your Invisalign aligners is easy. Remove the aligners and brush and floss your teeth like normal. To clean your aligners, use a soft bristle brush and a mild soap and water. That's it! 

Affordable Financing Available
 

We work with most insurance providers to reduce or eliminate your out-of-pocket costs with Invisalign treatment. However, we do not want financial barriers to prevent patients from seeking treatment. We accept CareCredit® financing and offer in-office financing options to help those who do not have insurance.
 

More 5-Star Reviews

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Eric Worthy

2022

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Excellent service, each time! Dr. Porter is knowledgeable and friendly, always! The staff is courteous and friendly, as well! The technology that he provides paints a clear picture of my dental needs! I highly recommend his services to those in the Charlotte region!

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antonio covington

2021

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I highly recommend Porter Dental Group to everyone! Dr. Porter has been my dentist for over 25 years; need I say more?

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Dr. Porter

Charles A. Porter III, DDS and Robert E. Porter, DDS

Dr. Charles Porter implements the latest developments and highest standards in dentistry. Working alongside his father, Dr. Robert Porter earned his DDS at UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He is certified in Spanish, and will gladly use Spanish throughout your visit if that makes you feel most comfortable. Our doctors are members of several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society

To schedule your consultation, contact our Charlotte office online or call us at (704) 364-9000.

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Charlotte Office

135 S Sharon Amity Rd
Ste 200
Charlotte, NC 28211

Open Today 7:00am - 4:00pm

Friday: By Appointment

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