Invisalign Before and After: Kim’s Journey With Clear Aligners

Do you need to straighten your teeth and wonder what Invisalign treatment… This text opens the Invisalign Clear Aligners page in a new tab … looks like before and after?

Meet Kim from Charlotte, NC.

Kim was not happy with her smile.

Her teeth were crowding together and she had a missing front tooth.

She’d always wanted to straighten her teeth and replace her missing tooth, but her previous dentists had never given her a solution.

After searching for the right dentist in the Greater Charlotte area, she found NorthStar Dentistry for Adults.

Besides our amazing dental team and our therapy dog, Steve, Kim finally met dentists who had the right solution for her smile.

Dr. John Merrill and Dr. David Bunn discussed her goals and recommended Invisalign® treatment to straighten her teeth and a dental implant to restore her missing tooth.

The end result?

Check out Kim’s Invisalign before-and-after photo!

female patient's before and after with invisalign treatment

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Like Kim, many of our patients enjoyed how efficiently Invisalign straightens their smiles.

Using our iTero element scanner… This text opens a new tab to the Invisalign website…, your dentist captures 3D imaging of your teeth to create custom-fitted aligners. This innovative equipment also lets us map out and monitor your progress more efficiently.

You can even achieve your dream smile in as little as six months.

In Kim’s case:

We used Invisalign treatment to shift her teeth into their optimal position, allowing for an aligned bite and also creating room to replace her missing anterior tooth with a dental implant.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

This question depends on which treatment will work best for you.

Your dentist will determine which procedure is suited for your smile needs and goals.


There are some differences between the two we can talk about!

The number one difference is that Invisalign’s clear aligners are discreet and removable.

This means you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want. Unlike braces, you don’t have to worry about food particles getting stuck between the metal wires and brackets.

What’s the age limit for Invisalign?


There is no age limit for Invisalign.

Many of our adult patients believe it’s too late to straighten their teeth – but that’s not true!

Having straight teeth is beneficial at any age, especially when you’re older.

Straight teeth are easier to care for and can help improve overall oral health.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

If you qualify for braces, you most likely qualify for Invisalign too!

There are a couple of factors that make you a good candidate for Invisalign:

  • Age: Invisalign is more suitable for teenagers and adults who have all of their permanent teeth in.
  • Health: Your gums and teeth have to be in healthy condition to pursue Invisalign treatment.
  • Compliance: Wear your clear aligners for the instructed amount of time for the best results.

The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign is to schedule a consultation with your dentist.

Where can I find an Invisalign dentist near me?

Are you located in the Huntersville, NC area?

Our talented Invisalign Providers, Drs. Bunn and Merrill, are ready to help you achieve your dream smile – just like they did with Kim!

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