How will my teeth look before and after orthodontic treatment? 

before and after orthodontic treatment

At-home clear aligner treatment, traditional Invisalign and braces are all options for straightening your smile, locally.

 

You can find out which option makes the most sense for you with a free consultation. Get ready for your own before-and-after moment! 

Impressions is an at-home clear aligner system for straightening teeth. It’s like Smile Direct Club or Byte, just local to you – with offices, and doctors, in Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard! 

Impressions was created by Blue Ridge Orthodontics founder, Dr. T. Luke Roberts, D.M.D, M.S.D. Our at-home clear aligner process provides safe, professional and effective teeth-straightening for busy professionals or parents, without the hassle of regular in-office appointments.

In addition to Impressions, Blue Ridge Orthodontics, also offers Invisalign and traditional braces. With all three treatment options – plus oral surgery – in one roof, we’ll help you figure out the best and most comfortable treatment option for you. Our consultations are free and at your appointment, if you are interested in Invisalign or Impressions, we have the ability to show you what your smile will look like after treatment – without even having to spend a dime.

In the meantime, check out some of these other before and after shots of other folks who have chosen to step up their smile game with Blue Ridge Orthodontics!

braces before and after photos

invisalign before and after photos

The Answer to At-Home Clear Aligner Care: Impressions

by Blue Ridge Orthodontics


Impressions Doctors

Click here to learn more about the Impressions team of doctors.

–  Low cost, but high-quality materials
Impressions is 50% cheaper than Invisalign, but made with the same high-quality material. It means our trays are more durable and will not smash like some of “the other guys.”

–  Smile guarantee
We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your smile at the end of your treatment plan. If not, we will continue to work until you are.

–  Convenience
Did we mention that your treatment is delivered straight to your doorstep 6-10 weeks after your 3D scan? With the help of your step-by-step guide, everything included in your Impressions kit, and the Impressions team that you can email and call with any questions, you’ll breeze through your treatment at home.

Impressions plus

Do you want more appointments?

You can always add on additional appointments, or we can upgrade you to Impressions+. Impressions+ is the VIP upgrade of our original Impressions treatment. With Impressions+ you get more appointments with your Blue Ridge Orthodontics team, plus the ability to treat more advanced smile issues; AND you get all that for 25% less than comprehensive Invisalign.

Click here to learn more about Impressions+.

Asheville Orthodontist, Dr. Roberts, created his own at-home teeth-straightening kit

Ready to choose Impressions for your at-home care? 

It’s easy to get started! Click here to fill out the form below to schedule your free initial consultation. Our doctors will answer any of your questions about the Impressions process and will then assess your teeth and smile, and look at specific areas that may be a cause for concern. We offer virtual and in-person consultations, so no matter how busy you are, there’s an option that will work for you!


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Day in the life of an Impressions patient

What it is like to have Impressions at-home invisible aligners

You just received a package in the mail. 

It’s from Impressions

Now what?

Impressions is a local (to WNC) orthodontic treatment option. This at-home clear aligner process provides safe, professional and effective teeth-straightening for busy professionals or parents, without the hassle of regular in-office appointments. Impressions is supervised by board certified, nationally-recognized orthodontics, created by Invisalign and shipped right to your door! 

Once you’ve come for your initial, free consultation, your Impressions kit – with everything you need to straighten your smile – will be mailed right to your door. Then what’s next? 

A day in the life of an Impressions patient: 

During Impressions treatment, you’ll wear your aligners while you sleep. It’s recommended that you wear your aligners for 22 hours each day for the best and quickest results. Upon waking up, remove your aligners to brush and floss. This is also a good time to clean your aligners too. You can do this by brushing your aligners with your toothbrush and non-whitening toothpaste, by soaking them in cleaning solution (Invisalign cleaning crystals dissolved in water), or in a mixture of peroxide and water. 

While your aligners are out, this is a great time to have your morning coffee or breakfast. You’ll brush your teeth again afterwards – brushing your teeth after eating or drinking anything other than water is an important part of oral hygiene during treatment. 

Next, you’ll wear your aligners until lunch time. No one will know! When it’s time to eat again, remove your aligners and put them in their case. This protects your Impressions aligners and also prevents them from being thrown out with any food waste or trash. Before reinserting your aligners, you’ll need to brush and floss again. 

You’ll go about your business until dinner time, when you’ll repeat the tray removal, eating and brushing process before returning your aligners to their home in your mouth. 

Before bed, you’ll remove your aligners once more to brush and floss. Then you’ll sleep the night away while your smile is getting straightened! 

During your Impressions treatment, which lasts an average or six to eight months, you’ll trade out your aligners for a new set on a weekly basis. We recommend setting a reminder on your phone. Aside from the additional brushing and flossing, the tray changes on a weekly basis and your consultation at the start of treatment, life with Impressions is pretty normal. That seems like something to smile about! 

The Answer to At-Home Clear Aligner Care: Impressions

by Blue Ridge Orthodontics

Impressions can promise to not be any of the things above. Instead, we offer:

–  Fewer appointments but unlimited access to our diamond level providers
Impressions Doctors

Click here to learn more about the Impressions team of doctors.

–  Low cost, but high-quality materials
Impressions is 50% cheaper than Invisalign, but made with the same high-quality material. It means our trays are more durable and will not smash like some of “the other guys.”

–  Smile guarantee
We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your smile at the end of your treatment plan. If not, we will continue to work until you are.

–  Convenience
Did we mention that your treatment is delivered straight to your doorstep 6-10 weeks after your 3D scan? With the help of your step-by-step guide, everything included in your Impressions kit, and the Impressions team that you can email and call with any questions, you’ll breeze through your treatment at home.

Impressions plus

Do you want more appointments?

You can always add on additional appointments, or we can upgrade you to Impressions+. Impressions+ is the VIP upgrade of our original Impressions treatment. With Impressions+ you get more appointments with your Blue Ridge Orthodontics team, plus the ability to treat more advanced smile issues; AND you get all that for 25% less than comprehensive Invisalign.

Click here to learn more about Impressions+.

Asheville Orthodontist, Dr. Roberts, created his own at-home teeth-straightening kit

Ready to choose Impressions for your at-home care? 

It’s easy to get started! Click here to fill out the form below to schedule your free initial consultation. Our doctors will answer any of your questions about the Impressions process and will then assess your teeth and smile, and look at specific areas that may be a cause for concern. We offer virtual and in-person consultations, so no matter how busy you are, there’s an option that will work for you!


Fill out the form below to start the journey to your #ImpressionSmile!

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Dr. T. Luke Roberts, D.M.D., M.S.D., founder and leader of the Blue Ridge Orthodontics practice located in Asheville, Brevard, and Hendersonville, has been on a journey of smiles for quite a number of years.

Having grown up in a medical family who spent our summers working on medical missions, I knew that I wanted to work in a field that has a positive impact on the lives of others. Because of my exposure to patients with cleft lip and palate during those medical missions, I was drawn to the phenomenal change that improving the smile can have on people,” says Dr. Roberts. “I once participated in the cleft lip repair of a 68-year-old woman in the Dominican Republic — and the happiness and gratitude that she showed when we were finished has stuck with me since that day. I chose orthodontics because I knew I would be able to create that positive change in self-image for people every day.”

Seeing how his patients’ smiles change for the better is a daily joy for Dr. Roberts.

As the owner of Blue Ridge Orthodontics, devoted husband, and active father to his children, Quinn, Emma, and Charlie, Dr. Roberts understands the struggle of not being able to find extra time in your day. He knew there were adults that desired a straighter smile but had not been able to find the time to invest in the frequent appointments that traditional treatment options like braces and Invisalign required. Could an at-home-centric treatment option be the answer?

When comparing his at-home treatment with other at-home clear aligner companies, Dr. Roberts realized the competitors did not meet his standards for care.

There were a few red flags that can be seen across the current market:

Lack of Supervision

These options left their patients with no access to local professionals and no course correction if something had not gone as planned. This could lead to months of improper alignment that significantly disrupts their path to a perfect smile, not to mention the money lost in the process, and even potential permanent damage to teeth and bite. Teeth can do things we do not expect. That’s why it’s important to do semi-regular check-ins and to have the option to call your orthodontist to ensure that everything is moving in line.

The Impressions treatment was developed by a Diamond-level Invisalign provider. This assures the patient that they will have the best and most effective clear aligner treatment. Impressions only requires three trips to the office, but we welcome any call, virtual appointment, or additional office visit to check that everything is moving as it should! You should not get to the end of treatment and think, “I was expecting something better than this.” If a worry arises at any time during treatment, Dr. Roberts and our top-tier treatment team is just a call away.

Starting Off on the Wrong Foot

These at-home programs begin with a molding kit sent to you. The patient is not the professional, nor should you be expected to be. When you only have one shot and it’s your first attempt at making a mold of your teeth, it is quite common for the DIY impression to be inaccurate. It’s risky business basing all of the aligners off a less than perfect craft experiment.

Impressions 3D scan

With Impressions, we can deliver accuracy each time, because we always start treatment with a 3D iTero ofyour teeth! It’s quick, painless and carried out by a trained professional. The scan also doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth like the putty from the at-home impressions kits do. After your 3-D scan, you’ll also get to see what your teeth will look like after treatment BEFORE YOU EVER GET STARTED or pay for anything. Everyone loves a good before and after! Other at-home aligner companies don’t offer this.

Higher Chance of Unsatisfying Results

Surely one of the most intriguing qualities of at-home kits is the low price tag. However, without supervision and professional advice it is not common for patients to get to the last aligner and still have hope for more. Then these patients will have to go to an orthodontist and course-correct using costly treatment – something they were trying to avoid.

This is not an issue with Impressions. Impressions is 50% cheaper than traditional Invisalign without the sacrifice of quality that comes with these other at-home aligner programs.

 


The Answer to At-Home Clear Aligner Care: Impressions

by Blue Ridge Orthodontics

Impressions can promise to not be any of the things above. Instead, we offer:

–  Fewer appointments but unlimited access to our diamond level providers
Impressions Doctors

Click here to learn more about the Impressions team of doctors.

–  Low cost, but high-quality materials
Impressions is 50% cheaper than Invisalign, but made with the same high-quality material. It means our trays are more durable and will not smash like some of “the other guys.”

–  Smile guarantee
We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your smile at the end of your treatment plan. If not, we will continue to work until you are.

–  Convenience
Did we mention that your treatment is delivered straight to your doorstep 6-10 weeks after your 3D scan? With the help of your step-by-step guide, everything included in your Impressions kit, and the Impressions team that you can email and call with any questions, you’ll breeze through your treatment at home.

Impressions plus

Do you want more appointments?

You can always add on additional appointments, or we can upgrade you to Impressions+. Impressions+ is the VIP upgrade of our original Impressions treatment. With Impressions+ you get more appointments with your Blue Ridge Orthodontics team, plus the ability to treat more advanced smile issues; AND you get all that for 25% less than comprehensive Invisalign.

Click here to learn more about Impressions+.

Asheville Orthodontist, Dr. Roberts, created his own at-home teeth-straightening kit

Ready to choose Impressions for your at-home care? 

It’s easy to get started! Click here to fill out the form below to schedule your free initial consultation. Our doctors will answer any of your questions about the Impressions process and will then assess your teeth and smile, and look at specific areas that may be a cause for concern. We offer virtual and in-person consultations, so no matter how busy you are, there’s an option that will work for you!


Fill out the form below to start the journey to your #ImpressionSmile!

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Teeth shifted after braces? Clear aligners asheville

Have you ever experienced a greater sense of relief than the moment your braces were removed? If you have, you can imagine the shock a person goes through when they notice their teeth have shifted after braces. After months or even years of wearing braces to straighten your smile, it can feel like your teeth are rebelling — it’s a mutiny of the mouth!

If this describes your situation, take a deep breath and relax. You’re likely a little stressed out about your predicament. After all, the process of wearing braces can be painful, expensive, and in some cases, awkward. You might feel like you wasted time trying to straighten your smile, but this isn’t true.

Teeth shifting after braces is relatively commonplace. Luckily, there are steps you can take to understand why the problem happens, and to correct if before the problem becomes more pervasive. In this article, we’ll provide tips to help you protect your smile and explain how Impressions can help you strengthen your smile and regain your confidence!

 

Why Do Your Teeth Shift After Braces?

Even if your teeth remained straight for years after you stopped wearing braces, your teeth can start to shift as you get older. Grinding your teeth in your sleep can also lead to shifting teeth. Of course, you can minimize the damage from teeth grinding with a mouthpiece, but you can’t mitigate all of the causes of shifting teeth; after all, your genes can also affect your smile. Your teeth are built to handle pressure, but when you apply too much, they’re going to seek some relief by shifting into a more comfortable (and arguably less sightly) position.

Tips for Preventing Your Teeth From Moving

Remember, your responsibility to your smile doesn’t end the moment your braces are removed. Getting through braces is a battle, but your lifelong smile is the war, and you’ll need reinforcements to truly conquer your smile. Therefore, it’s essential that individuals follow these three tips to prevent their teeth from shifting after braces:

Follow the Rules of Your Retainer

After your braces are removed, you’ll want to wear a retainer regularly to prevent your teeth from shifting. While your regular retainers are being prepared, you can wear molded plastic retainers to prevent any further shifting. Unless you’re eating or brushing your teeth, you’ll want to keep your retainer on at all times to ensure that your smile is ready for its next photo op.

Raise the Alarm When Teeth Start to Shift

There’s no reason to hesitate when you start to notice that something isn’t right with your smile. Your teeth have a mind of their own, not literally, but you never know how they will react after the braces come off. For instance, emerging wisdom teeth could shift your teeth closer together. If you didn’t follow the rules of your retainer, you could experience small shifts over time that cause it fit improperly. Removable retainers can warp, and permanent retainers need to be taken care of or shifting can occur. Regardless of the reason, it’s imperative that you dial up your dentist or orthodontist the moment you notice a problem.

Prove Your Commitment to Your Smile

Your smile is no greater than the sum of its parts, which means you have an obligation to all 32 of your teeth. That means brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes, flossing, and taking proactive measures to prevent tooth decay. Decay can affect the shape of your tooth, causing the other teeth around it to shift. You should aim to see your dental hygienist regularly during the six months following the removal of your braces to ensure that your smile is holding strong and your retainer is doing its job.

Can You Straighten Your Teeth With Your Retainer?

Understandably, when you notice your teeth shifting it can lead to a momentary panic. You might feel like you can “fix the damage” by using an old retainer. Let’s make this clear, a retainer’s ability to straighten your teeth is predicated on its fit. In other words, if teeth have shifted and you attempt to wear a poorly fitting retainer, you may end up damaging your teeth even more. Yikes. This is quite a predicament, but you still have options — a surefire solution to your orthodontic relapse that will help you leave lasting impressions every time you smile.

What Is Your Best Option If Your Teeth Have Shifted? Impressions!

Impressions is an at-home take on traditional Invisalign that can help move your teeth into alignment. It uses aligners that you change weekly and doesn’t require you to visit your orthodontist for fittings. Impressions treats overbite, underbite, crowding, and spacing. Here’s how it works:

  • Stop by for a free appointment. We’ll use a digital scan to map your smile so your aligners are a perfect fit.
  • Don’t worry about coming in again to pick them up. We’ll save you the hassle and ship them straight to your front door.
  • Time to impress your friends and family with a dazzling smile!

Best of all, Impressions provides the comfortable, easy-to-use and virtually invisible advantages of Invisalign for nearly half the cost. Impressions even files with all insurance providers! If you’re ready to learn more, fill out our form to see if you are a candidate for Impressions or request an appointment and find out firsthand why people love Impressions!

Impressions clear aligners, the solution to your shifted smile.

Impressions, the gift that will keep them smiling for a lifetime.

Don’t know what to get your teenager this holiday season? If you’re worried about gifting the latest trend that will only keep them occupied until the next thing comes out, get a lasting gift, like a new smile. Another great gifting option is shopping locally. When you shop locally, you know business owners will be smiling and doing a happy dance. Local gifts also provide an opportunity for unique and personalized giving.

Trust us, here are four reasons why your teenager will love receiving Impressions this December:

1. Impressions treatment comes with a FREE iPad during December 2021

We’re in the holiday spirit! During December, we’re gifting our new Impressions patients a brand new 10.2″ iPad when they start treatment! It’s our gift to you! All you have to do is fill out the form below to schedule your teen’s (or your) free initial consultation. When they start treatment, we will hand over a new iPad. Let us know if you want us to wrap it up from “Santa”.

2. Their dream smile will forever change their confidence.

Your smile is such a huge part of your first impression, so it can do a lot for your confidence. If your child is less than satisfied with their smile, orthodontic care is the permanent solution to improve their self-confidence! Read some of our patient’s stories on how much their new smile impacted their confidence journey to see what it could do for your child! A new smile is a gift that keeps on giving!

3. Impressions comes with none of the embarrassment of braces

It’s not rare to be a little concerned about how braces will affect your smile! If your child has minor to moderate orthodontic issues, it’s not worth them having to go through the scrutiny other children can put them through. Impressions aligners are invisible, so no one will even know they’re working until the grand reveal of their new smile! 

4. No need to change their habits

Teenagers can be a little stubborn. Impressions treatment only requires a slight adjustment in daily routine. Just remove the aligners to eat or drink anything other than water. Yes, we said anything! But this means that unlike braces, there is no long list of foods you have to say “bye” to. When mealtime is finished, just swish some water around and replace the aligners! Of course, it continues to be important to take care of your teeth with regular brushing and flossing.

 

We know your teen is on board, now let’s convince you!

1. Orthodontic Care is a Need, not a Want

This is a gift that directly improves your child’s health and confidence! Straighter teeth are easier to clean which cuts down significantly on the risk of getting gum disease, cavities, and jaw disorders.

2. A Gift that Lasts a Lifetime

Have you ever grappled with finding the perfect gift, and then the gift is a disappointment? That will not be the case with Impressions treatment! A new smile will last their entire life and is a gift sure to impress!

3. Impressions are 50% Less Expensive than Traditional Braces or Invisalign

If your child mentioned clear aligner treatment they were probably talking about Invisalign, the more well-known clear aligner treatment. Impressions and Invisalign are similar, but also have some distinct differences. Invisalign will cost you twice as much money and time as you will spend with Impressions. Invisalign requires a trip to our offices every six to eight weeks for the duration of treatment, which can last up to two whole years! With Impressions, you’ll be saving 50% of your money and will only have to make the trip to our offices in Asheville three times throughout the 6-12 months of treatment.

Quality is where Invisalign and Impressions do match up! Impressions aligners are made out of the same material as Invisalign, assuring premier durability at less cost. Your child’s smile is in good hands with Impressions’ top-tier team of doctors from Blue Ridge Orthodontics.

 

What are you waiting for this holiday season? Give the gift of smiles with Impressions! Schedule today to get your free iPad with treatment!

Less time, less $$ the same great quality treatment


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Meet the Impressions Team - Blue Ridge Orthodontics

Impressions is the only at-home aligner company with a professional fit and personal touch! Impressions is Blue Ridge Orthodontics’ at-home treatment option, bringing a never-seen-before orthodontic offer to the Asheville area. All in-office treatment actually occurs at Blue Ridge Orthodontics in Asheville, NC, and the rest takes place wherever you decide.

Blue Ridge Orthodontics and Impressions treatment in asheville ncOne of the top distinguishing factors that separates Impressions from those “other” at-home treatments, is the access to orthodontic professionals! The team of Blue Ridge Orthodontics doctors will create a treatment plan to fit your case, supervise your treatment, and be there if you have questions during treatment. 

With Impressions, there also is no worrying about doing the gooey impression yourself – or having to repeat that goopy process over and over. You’re an expert at your job, and we don’t expect you to know how to do ours. We’ll take an expert 3-D scan of your smile and rule out the need for a gooey mold altogether. Leave the orthodontist work to us – it makes more sense that way. 

Impressions was founded and created by Blue Ridge Orthodontics’ founder Dr. Roberts.


Dr. RobertsDr. T. Luke Roberts, D.M.D., M.S.D.  

A native of Spartanburg, SC, Dr. Roberts founded Blue Ridge Orthodontics in 2007 with a commitment to caring, personalized, and state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment for each patient. That commitment has helped BRO grow to be the largest orthodontic practice in Asheville and the creation of an entirely new at-home treatment, Impressions. 

Dr. Roberts wanted to create an awesome solution for the patient who is seeking “at home” orthodontics treatment. It needed to be safe, effective, and less expensive than traditional orthodontic treatment. Dr. Roberts really wanted to help people develop more confidence through their smile journey! Having a great smile has been proven to boost self-esteem and confidence in social settings.

“I chose orthodontics because I knew I would be able to create that positive change in self-image for people every day. I love seeing the transformation that happens when they move through the different stages of orthodontic treatment, and my favorite moment is when they get their braces off! It is so rewarding to see a beautiful smile and to know I helped make it a reality!”

When he’s not busy creating new smiles at BRO, Dr. Roberts is a devoted music fan and plays the guitar, banjo, and mandolin. He and his wife, Beth, live in Asheville with their children Quinn, Emma, and Charlie. The entire family loves global food and are avid cooks.


Dr. Megan SchulerMegan G. Schuler, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Dr. Megan G. Schuler wanted to be an orthodontist since she herself had braces. She had insecurities around her teeth and smile. Orthodontic treatment was the thing that made her feel more confident! She became comfortable with her new smile and realized the difference that straight teeth could make in someone’s life. After her treatment, Dr. Schuler decided that she wanted to help give people the smiles that they always hoped for, so they could face the world proudly.

“Straightening my teeth completely changed my attitude and gave me confidence,” says Schuler.

When she’s not transforming people’s smiles, Dr. Schuler also enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, reading, traveling, trying new restaurants. Spending time with her husband, Brendan, and dog, Boone is her idea of peace.


Dr. Jackson GriffethDr. Jackson Griffeth, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Jackson Griffeth, our newest addition to the Impressions team. Growing up in a family of healthcare workers, it was natural for Dr. Griffeth to want to work with people. All it took was a day of shadowing an orthodontist and he was hooked! Dr. Griffeth drives to create an excellent patient experience and join the uplifting team culture of the BRO team.

“My decision to pursue orthodontics is founded on the desire to make a positive physical and emotional impact on members of my community,” says Griffeth.

Dr. Griffeth has had some very exciting life experiences including competing in the TV show American Ninja Warrior! With his warm personality and excitement for experiences, Dr. G is able to lighten the mood and instantly put you at ease. 

 


So, why is it so important to have the Impressions team on your side?

Well, we’re so glad you asked. Access to the Impressions team is one of the top factors that sets Impressions away from “the other guys”.

When you choose another at-home option, you either try to take your own gooey mold of your smile, or you go to an office or a bus. A staff member will either take your impression or a scan of your smile and then send you on your way. Your mold or scan is then sent to a dentist, that you’ll never see or meet, in another state to make adjustments to your smile. Wouldn’t you prefer to talk directly to the doctor who is making such a huge change in your smile? With the impressions team, you can tell us face-to-face what your concerns are before we make drastic changes to your smile.

Did you know that most other at-home aligner company’s treatment planners aren’t even Orthodontists? They’re dentists! And yeah, you might think they’re pretty much the same, but news flash, they aren’t!! Dentists are qualified to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones. Orthodontists complete dental school and then complete additional years of school to learn how to safely and accurately straighten your teeth to give you a smile you’re proud of without causing future issues. These Dentists that are planning treatment for those “other” companies do it after just THREE DAYS in a course. Think about the difference in learning for three days versus years!

If you have problems with another at-home company, which is likely since they’ve only been doing it for 3 days, there is no doctor to call and ask questions. Our team will be there for you throughout your entire journey. 

At the end of treatment, if you decide to continue to change or professionally whiten your smile, you already know where to come! *hint hint* It’s us! We live and work here! Our friends and family live in WNC and they come to us too! With impressions, you’re working with a group of doctors who are trusted by your neighbors! In small towns and cities, that means something. 

 

Choose Impressions to help you make the smile of your dreams come true.

xx Your Impressions Family

 

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Get a straighter smile without going to the doctor

Get a straighter smile at-home with our Impressions or Impressions+ programs that require significantly less of your time than traditional orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign.

Our at-home treatment options allow you to continue living your life while completing your goal of a straighter smile. Go on with your life, but with a new smile!

  • Eat what you want
  • Stop hiding your smile
  • No unsightly braces
  • Less trips to the orthodontist

Say YES to a brighter, straighter smile for less of your $$ and time.

Normally, clear aligner treatment, like Invisalign, requires a trip to the office every 6 to 8 weeks! With treatment lasting up to 2 years, that could mean carving out time for 18 trips to the office! With commute time there, the appointment time, and then your drive home, that could mean sacrificing A LOT of your time.

We have two different levels of at-home treatment ensuring that no matter the severity of your smile issues, we have an option that won’t interfere with your daily life.

Along with hassle-free treatment, enjoy:

  • Treatment that ships your aligned directly to your home
  • FREE Whitening
  • Virtual appointment options
  • Local doctors

Impressions

Impressions transforms your smile from home.

Our original at-home treatment, Impressions, requires the least amount of appointments. Impressions is for the busy moms, work-a-holics, world travelers, and hectic students. Transform your smile with just three appointments!

Appointment 1
Initial Consultation – This appointment is completely free and it can even be done virtually. This is the perfect time to get all of your questions answered and get a good idea for what the rest of your treatment will look like.

Appointment 2
Treatment Kick-off – You will come into one of our Blue Ridge Orthodontics offices for a full exam, 3D imaging scan, and X-rays. Our doctors will evaluate your current smile and your smile goals before creating your treatment plan. We can even show you how your smile will look after treatment!

Appointment 3
Final Evaluation – The moment you’ve been waiting for! You’ve finished all of your trays and are ready to show off your smile to your BRO Team of doctors. We will make sure your new smile is to your liking and send you off to show that smile off to the world!

If you’re extremely busy and only have minor smile issues to correct, this is the dream option for you!

Impressions+

Impressions+, the perfect balance for your life.

Impressions+ is the VIP upgrade to our original treatment! This advanced option includes six appointments, making it easy to fit into your schedule while getting the perfect amount of guidance by your trusted BRO doctors. Impressions+ also includes attachments, small tooth-colored bumps that help the aligner grip onto your teeth to assist in shift alignment. Attachments make at-home treatment possible for more severe orthodontic issues, like overbites, underbites, overlap, or spacing issues, that before could only be treated with Invisalign or braces, ew!

Appointment 1 – Free Consultation
Appointments 2-5 – Progress Evaluations
Appointment 6 – Your final smile reveal

Some of your appointments could even be done virtually! All you have to do is whip out your phone, no matter where you are, and our doctors can make sure that your smile is on track.

If you don’t want to sacrifice a lot of your time but have slightly more severe orthodontic issues, this treatment option was designed just for you!

How can you transform my smile from home?

The answer? Treatment that is mailed directly to your door.

Eight to 10 weeks after your scans you will receive a knock at your door, *hint* it’s your new smile. We will mail you a personalized box including your aligners, FREE whitening gel, and everything you will need for your smile transformation. Want an exclusive peek inside the box? Click here.

Impressions treatment doesn’t skimp on the quality either. Our Impressions team of doctors at Blue Ridge Orthodontics is among the top Invisalign providers in Western North Carolina. This means they’re prepared with the solutions for all of your smile problems. Our doctors understand how to safely shift your teeth, correct alignment for your overall bite health, and the clear aligned process from start to finish. Our aligners are even made out of the SAME materials as Invisalign!

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Invisible Aligners, can only stay "invisible" when cleaned regularly.

Invisible aligners, like the ones that we use for Impressions, were designed to make your dental correction easier and more convenient. Cleaning your aligners, however, can be a bit of a pain, especially if you’re unsure how to do it properly. If you have purchased invisible aligners to correct your smile, you’ve made a big investment and we want to make sure you know how to keep them clean and clear!

 

Just like brushing and flossing your teeth, cleaning your aligners is essential to maintaining the health of your mouth. Depending on your diet, you’ll want to make sure that you are cleaning your aligners regularly to keep them clear. Without the proper cleaning regimen, your aligners may become cloudy from food and plaque residue.

Here are 4 ways to clean your invisible aligners:

  1. Clean aligners with non-whitening toothpaste.
  2. Soak aligners in hydrogen peroxide and water mixture.
  3. Soak aligners in a clear retainer cleaner solution.
  4. Use cleaning crystals to remove plaque from your invisible aligners.

(Please note: These tips suggest using warm water when cleaning your aligners, but you should never clean with hot water.)

1) Non-Whitening ToothpasteNon-whitening Toothpaste

Probably the easiest way to clean your aligners is just by using some toothpaste and a toothbrush. Use warm water, a gentle toothpaste (one formulated for children or sensitive teeth can work well), and a soft toothbrush to brush your aligners gently.

You do want to make sure that you’re using a more gentle, non-whitening toothpaste formula. Whitening toothpaste can have abrasive ingredients that will scratch your aligners, making it easier for bacteria and other germs to stick around.

2) PeroxideSoak aligners in hydrogen peroxide and water mixture.

The same properties in hydrogen peroxide that make it a good disinfectant also make it good for cleaning your aligners.

Combine equal parts hydrogen peroxide to warm water, stirring completely. Add invisible aligners to the mixture and allow them to soak for 30 minutes before removing them and rinsing them with cool water.

3) Retainer Cleaner

Soak aligners in clear retainer cleaning solution.

Retainer cleaner is a convenient option for easy cleaning that is available to order online. Retainer Brite cleaning tablets are a great option.

Add a single tablet to a cup of warm water, dissolving it into the water thoroughly. After stirring, soak invisible aligners into the solution for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

4) Cleaning CrystalsUse cleaning crystals to remove plaque from your invisible aligners.

Cleaning crystals were specially designed by Invisalign to remove plaque, keeping aligners clean, hygienic and odor-free. Though more expensive than all the other options一a pack of 50 cleaning crystals costs $50一crystals are a reliable way to keep your aligners clean.

Dissolve a single pack into a cup of warm water, stirring until the crystals and water have formed a solution. Soak aligners into the solution for 15 minutes before rinsing them in cool water thoroughly.

Key Tips

Remember to always use warm water to make a soaking solution–anything too hot may warp the shape of your aligners and cost you big bucks to fix. If you’re unsure whether or not the temperature of your water is suitable, stick the tip of your finger in to test it.

After you’ve soaked your aligners, rinse them thoroughly with cool water to wash away any leftover solution. Getting a mouthful of watered-down hydrogen peroxide isn’t going to taste very good!

It’s best to only wear your aligners when your teeth are clean and free of food. Do what you can to brush and floss your teeth before inserting your aligners. Be prepared by packing yourself a travel cleaning kit including a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and mouthwash that you can bring with you everywhere. This will keep both your teeth and your aligners healthy and free of bad odors or problematic germs.

While it’s good to give your aligners a thorough clean every week or so, on occasion you can use mouthwash to kill a bit of bacteria and give your aligners a fresh taste. Dilute mouthwash with warm water and soak aligners briefly for a quick rinse.

Make your Investment Last

Invisible aligners offer so much一they are a reliable and effective way to correct orthodontic issues without having to sacrifice your confidence or quality of life. It’s up to you as the patient to keep your aligners clean and hygienic so that they stay invisible throughout the duration of your treatment. You want to finish your smile journey with teeth that are straighter, whiter and healthier than ever before.

If you are interested in learning more about aligners, contact us to set up an appointment. Impressions is the at-home aligner treatment option for those who need mild to moderate correction at a fraction of the cost of Invisalign. Find out if you’re a candidate today!

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welcome to our advanced treatment option, impressions+Are you interested in clear aligner treatment like Invisalign, but aren’t excited about the price tag and time commitment? Meet Impression’s new, more advanced treatment option, Impressions+.

Impressions+ is the VIP upgrade to our original Impressions treatment. With Impressions+ you get more appointments with your BRO (Blue Ridge Orthodontics) Smiles Orthodontists and the ability to treat more advanced smile issues; and you get all that for 25% less than comprehensive Invisalign.

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty differences between Invisalign, Impressions, and Impressions+.

Impressions, Impressions+, and Invisalign at-home aligner Treatment comparison

 

How does Impressions+ cost less than Invisalign, but more than Impressions?

  • Invisalign requires regular office visits, every 6-8 weeks. Impressions includes your refinement appointment and a final records appointment. Impressions+ has six office visits included in the cost and treatment plan – plenty of time to keep an eye on your progress and tackle any potential issues. If you even needed more appointments, that’s easy. We offer al la carte appointments in addition to those included.
  • Impressions+ includes attachments, small enamel-colored buttons, adhered to the teeth to help shift and move teeth into alignment. Impressions+ includes these attachments, our baseline Impressions treatment does not.

Who is Impressions+ for?

Impressions+ is for the person who doesn’t want to pay full price for Invisalign or come to our office every 6-8 weeks, but who still wants the comfort of occasional built-in appointments with a doctor. Impressions+ is quickly becoming one of our patients’ favorite options for straightening their smiles.

Want for more professional supervision?

Have you had braces or other orthodontic treatment previously, but for one reason or not you’re not happy with your results? Or maybe you’ve been putting off orthodontic care for a long time and you’re just ready for it to be done and done right? Or maybe you don’t want to spend nearly 7k on your orthodontic treatment. Impressions+ saves you money while allowing you and your orthodontist to keep a close eye on your progress. We understand that you want to make sure it’s done right! Our goal is to make sure you’re happy with your smile after your treatment from Impressions+ and Blue Ridge Orthodontics, which is why we also offer a lifetime smile guarantee!

Have more advanced orthodontic issues?

A lot of times, our patients will want to go with Impressions but unfortunately, their orthodontic issues are outside of the ability of Impressions. Without the use of attachments, our base Impressions treatment is more limited on the spacing, crowding, over and underbite issues that it can correct. Impressions+ fixes these issues with the addition of attachments. Attachments are small enamel-colored buttons attached to the teeth to help shift and move teeth into alignment. With attachments, more severe orthodontic issues are not a problem.

Get your smile confidence back with top-quality care from the Invisalign experts at Blue Ridge Orthodontics, for 25% of the cost of comprehensive care. 

Schedule your FREE consultation now, find out if Impressions+ is an option for your smile. Call us at 844.846.8836 or fill out the form below.

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Unboxing the Impressions welcome box is like opening the best gift you’ve ever given yourself. This present will change your life!

meet your impressions welcome box

Welcome to Impressions. We’re so excited to help you get that shining, inspiring smile you’ve been dreaming of. Top-level Invisalign provider, Dr. Roberts, and the rest of the Impressions team will be with you every step of the way and this blue box is exploding with everything you will want and need on your #ImpressionSmile journey!

As you open your box, the paper unfolds to reveal the exciting contents:

Impressions at-home aligners Unboxing

1. Welcome to Impressions! 

We want to welcome you to the Impressions family! This is a life-changing experience that you won’t regret. We have tried to make the journey to your new #ImpressionSmile something you don’t have to think about. Sit back, live your life, and watch your smile change. You’ll be sure to make a good Impression after this. 😉

2. Your Impressions Aligners + Aligner Case

Of course, you will receive your first round of Impressions clear aligners. Each aligner is meant to be worn for one week for at least 20 hours a day. Impressions offer more aligners than its competitors – offering up to 25 aligners during treatment. The extra aligners mean longer treatment, but better results! You will be provided with detailed instructions and your customized Impressions treatment plan designed by Dr. Roberts himself! If you ever have any questions, you will have the contact information for your very own Impressions rep.

3. Chewies

Chewies

What are chewies? Chewies are small aids to help get your aligners into -just- the right place! The purpose of the chewie is to eliminate the air space between the Impressions aligner and the teeth. The chewie provides a more comfortable and efficient method to provide a uniform force to seat the Invisalign aligner properly.

4. Jokes and Whitener to help brighten your smile!

Laughter is the best medicine – that’s why we include jokes and puns. Along with a straighter smile, Impressions provides you with free whitening syringes. You won’t have any shame in showing off your smile after treatment!

5. Aligner cleaning tablets to keep things fresh! ✨

The Impressions process is extremely low-effort, you wear each aligner for one week so you might have a day when you want to clean them. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with our aligner cleaning tablets.

6. Coupons for Friends + other surprise goodies! 🎁

Now that you’re feeling the confidence – share the love! Empower your friends, girl gang, bestie, boyfriend, little sister – whoever, we know they’ll love their #ImpressionSmile just as much as you. 

+ You never know what other goodies we might throw in there! 

 

Your journey to your #ImpressionSmile starts when you open that box! Your life will never be the same – enjoy it! 

xx Your Impressions Family


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