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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


Glen Curtis


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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


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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

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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!

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 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 your teeth, 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. 

Patients in Good Oral Health

Before you begin Invisalign treatment, you will need to be in good oral health, free from tooth decay or gum disease. Our Charlotte practice offers comprehensive treatment to address oral health issues and help you qualify for orthodontic treatment.

Patients Who Do Not Smoke

Smoking can cause a host of oral and general health issues, including an increased risk of gum disease. It is best to stop smoking before treatment begins and plan to stop permanently.

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.

Start Your Journey to a Straighter Smile Call us to request an Invisalign consultation today

Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite don't just make your smile less attractive—they can also lead to further oral health issues. If you have been avoiding orthodontic treatment because you don't want the bulky metal hardware of traditional braces, Invisalign may be right for you. Have other oral health issues? By visiting our Charlotte dental practice instead of an orthodontist, you can undergo Invisalign treatment and more, all in one location. Our skilled dentists provide a wide range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Straighten your smile and address other oral health concerns in one convenient location. 

Start your journey to a straighter smile by calling our practice in Charlotte, NC, or request an appointment using our online form.

(704) 364-9000


Charlotte Loves Porter Dental Group




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Have been coming here for over 15 years and have never had less than a stellar experience with Dr. Porter and his crew.

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Lauren Dawley


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Wonderfully kind and proficient dentists and staff—highly recommend!

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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. Here are a few tips to maintain your oral health and clear aligners during your orthodontic treatment:

Remove the Aligners Before Eating

Remove the aligners before eating to prevent damage to the trays. Be sure to rinse your Invisalign trays in cool water before you put them back in your mouth. Do not use hot water—it could warp your aligner trays.

Brush and Floss Your Teeth

Remove the aligners and brush and floss your teeth like normal. It is important to maintain good oral health throughout the course of your orthodontic treatment. 

Clean Your Aligner Trays

Keep your Invisalign trays clean by using a soft-bristled brush and a mild soap and water. Do not use toothpaste on your aligner trays.

Use a Case When Not in Use

When you are not wearing your clear aligners, put them in a protective case. This will prevent you from losing or damaging them.

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.

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Eric Worthy


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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


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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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