Invislaign® Clear Braces Raleigh, NC

Invisalign has quickly become one of the most popular dental procedures in the world. Invisalign is a proven product that can straighten your teeth faster, more comfortably, and without the look of unsightly metal braces in your mouth. There's never been a better time to get the smile you've always wanted. Great for teenagers and adults alike, Invisalign is a world-class braces system that can change your smile, and life, for the better.

Clear Invisalign

Invisalign® is Special

Drs. Abernethy, Sonner & Wells share a joined passion for only the highest quality of dentistry on your journey towards optimal oral health.

Invisalign braces are made from clear, plastic aligner trays that are worn on the teeth over time to correct crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and even some bite issues. The plastic trays are worn on a consistent basis are switched out every 1-2 weeks to continue treatment.

Invisalign braces are soft, comfortable, durable, and you can even take them out to enjoy your meals. Invisalign has been successfully used by over 4 million people around the world.

The science behind Invisalign has produced 700 patents worldwide and has been researched and studied for nearly 20 years. It might seem like a new technology, but it’s been tried, test, and proven successful. While there are other clear braces systems available on the market, Invisalign is the premier choice of dentists around the world.

Renaissance Dental Center is located in Raleigh, NC but graciously provide comprehensive Dental Services to all surrounding areas including Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, and Garner.

The Art of Your Smile

Renaissance Dental Center the Triangle’s award winning general and cosmetic dentists

Candidates for Invisalign®

Invisalign clear braces systems are designed for both teenagers and adults. Depending on the condition of a patient's teeth, Invisalign can be used to treat a variety of issues.

The time required for Invisalign is dependent on the type of tooth movements needed for your individual smile- the smaller the movement, the less time needed for this type of treatment.

Tracking Features

A unique feature that is available with Invisalign treatment is a compliance indicator that changes color as people wear their aligners over time. This helps to determine how much time is needed with the aligner trays, and when it is time to switch to a new aligner tray. This makes it easier for people to follow their treatment plan, especially teenagers. Forgetting to put your aligner trays back in after a meal, or not wearing them at night means treatment won’t be as effective.

The Look You Want

Invisalign has proven results in the dental industry. Not only can patients expect to see improvements in as little as a few weeks, but they can see the results of their treatment before it even begins. Using state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, dentists can show patients what their results will be when the treatment is complete. Instead of adjusting metal wires and brackets in response to how teeth are adjusting, Invisalign allows for full planning of treatment at the onset.


Comfortable and Clear

One of the best features of Invisalign is that they are much more comfortable than traditional braces. There’s no “tightening” required because the system works using clear plastic trays that are specifically designed to fit a patient’s teeth. As time passes, more trays are used to maintain constant pressure on the teeth.

Not only is Invisalign more comfortable than traditional braces, but they are also far less noticeable. Invisalign braces are clear, and people hardly notice them if they do not know they are in your mouth.

The aligner trays, which are made of a special plastic, mold to your teeth and are designed to give you the results you want, without the discomfort and look of traditional braces. Patients appreciate that the trays are hardly noticeable, especially adults who might have put off having treatment with traditional metal braces.

Not Just for Straight Teeth

Invisalign is an effective treatment for a variety of patients. Not only can it help to straighten crooked teeth, but it can help correct an overbite as well. Patients who have gaps in their teeth and want to bring their teeth closer together are also good candidates for using the Invisalign system. Adults who experience crowding teeth also benefit from wearing Invisalign braces to correct the alignment and position of those teeth. Invisalign is great for teenagers and adults alike. The technology behind Invisalign braces makes it easy to treat a wide range of complex dental issues.

Insurance and Costs

Just like traditional metal braces, you can pay for your Invisalign clear braces using your dental insurance benefits plan. While not all plans will cover 100% of the cost, most plans will cover a portion of the cost related to getting braces, similar to Invisalign. If you aren’t sure what your benefits plan covers, it only takes a few minutes to find out from your plan administrator. Our dental office is always happy to determine your coverage as well using our billing system if you are already a patient here.

The Process

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign does not use metal wires or brackets. There's no need to undergo uncomfortable attachment procedures. During your consultation, our dentist will obtain digital images of your mouth and teeth, and input that information into a specialized computer which will determine the treatment plan for your teeth.

Depending on whether your teeth need to be straightened or adjusted for the bite, Invisalign is able to move teeth horizontally, vertically, and rotate them in the jaw if necessary. You'll be amazed at how well Invisalign can correct your issues. Once the images are put into the computer and the aligner trays have been made, your treatment can begin.

Wearing Invisalign aligner trays for up to 22 hours a day, you'll start to see results in as little as a few weeks. The better patients follow their treatment plan, wear their aligner trays on a regular basis, the better the results will be.


Anna Abernethy, DDS

Dr. Abernethy grew up in Concord, North Carolina, however, she has called Raleigh "home" for the past 20 years. She came to Raleigh to attend college and graduated from Meredith College Magna Cum Laude in 2001 with a BS in biology and a minor in chemical physics.

Jill Sonner, DDS

Dr. Sonner was born and raised in Raleigh NC, and she attended both UNC Wilmington and North Carolina State University. She received her undergraduate degree from NCSU in 1999 with high honors, obtaining a BS in Biological Sciences. During college she supported research staff at NIEHS and performed an independent study focusing on Diabetes.

Anita Jones Wells, DDS

Dr. Wells is a North Carolina native who grew up in the Pinehurst area and has spent the past 10 years studying and practicing dentistry in Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed both her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating with honors.


General Dentistry

We each enjoy doing a broad range of procedures. This allows us to provide many services in-house rather than referring patients out as much as possible. From simple tooth colored fillings to surgical procedures, we enjoy offering a range of options for our patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We have all devoted many hours to advanced training under the direction of Frank Spear who is world renowned for cosmetic repair of the most worn or severely damaged teeth. We appreciate the impact a beautiful attractive smile has on one’s self confidence and can deliver remarkable cosmetic results for people needing a various degrees of smile design.

Dental Implants

We have each received our implant fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association under the direction of Oral Surgeon Dr. Garg and have been placing dental implants since 2005. Implants are a rehabilitative option for patients needing to replace missing teeth or anchor dentures.

Dental Grafting

We offer a minimally invasive alternative option for covering exposed roots caused by recession that does not involve extensive roof of the mouth grafting, called the Gumdrop Technique.

Sedation Dentistry

Dental procedures can be often overwhelming due to phobia, and needed appointments to the dental office are often delayed or even avoided entirely. Our office offers multiple levels of sedation to make sure you're visiting as often as suggested.

Dental Crowns

Your smile may become damaged, decayed, or need cosmetic repair and jeopardizing your oral health. Dental crowns are the perfect solution for such patients. Restore your teeth back to a beautiful and healthy shine.

Porcelain Veneers

Sometimes aspects of your teeth cannot be changed as easily. In these cases, to get the healthy cosmetic smile you're looking for porcelain veneers are the perfect solution.


We have been using digital impressions and 3D printing since 2010. This technique allows us to eliminate many steps that commonly amount to error. Computer aided design allows us to make and deliver restorations in the same visit preventing additional appointments and taking advantage of the patient being numbed only one time.

Teeth Whitening

In today’s world, white teeth are the norm and if yours are yellow or discolored it affects your self confidence. Something as simple as whitening can drastically change your appeal. In the past most of the whitening options caused tooth sensitivity. We offer an array of choices that are tailored to avoid sensitivity while giving you the best outcome.

Laser Therapies

We all hate those dreadful fever blisters. Did you know if you laser them when you feel that very first tingle they won’t erupt? Suffer no more from unsightly sores, we offer this as quick and painless option.