Many teens and adults want a solution for gapped or crooked teeth, but few are eager to receive treatment with traditional orthodontics. 

Invisalign® clear aligners provide a discreet way to straighten teeth without any of the bulk or discomfort of metal braces.

Dr. Jeffrey Kearney in Cary, NC, has nearly a decade of experience creating beautiful, straight smiles with Invisalign.

How Does Treatment With Invisalign Work?

The Invisalign system involves a customized series of thin, transparent aligner trays that gradually shift your teeth into a straighter position. Patients change to a new aligner every one to two weeks. You'll return to our Cary dental office every 4-6 weeks so we can check on your progress.

Don't I Need to See an Orthodontist to Straighten My Teeth?

While Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment, you don't need to visit a specialist to correct your smile with these clear aligners. Orthodontists are specially qualified to treat alignment issues using traditional braces, but Dr. Kearney can provide this subtle corrective alternative for new and existing patients at his dental office in Cary, NC.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Find out why so many of our patients prefer Invisalign to traditional orthodontics:

Comfortable and Discreet

Traditional braces can feel bulky in the mouth and are noticeable when you smile. Invisalign clear aligners are ultra-smooth and nearly invisible, allowing you to comfortably and confidently share your smile in photos, while out with friends and family, or during important presentations at work.

Fully Removable

While braces are firmly affixed to your teeth, Invisalign aligners are easily removable, allowing you to eat and drink on your schedule and without dietary limitations. Using removable aligners also lets you brush and floss normally without any obstruction from metal brackets and wires.

Quicker Results

Many patients who choose braces wait one to three years to see full results. Invisalign clear aligners can help you achieve the same quality results as braces in as few as 12 months.

Skip the Orthodontist

Many traditional orthodontic options require you to visit a provider specialized in orthodontics, but choosing to straighten your smile with Invisalign means that you can receive effective treatment from your trusted local dentist. 

The Fast Track to a Straighter Smile Introducing Invisalign Express

If you are interested in a quicker, more affordable way to correct very mild spacing or crowding issues along your front teeth, Invisalign Express might be the choice for you. With Invisalign Express, a set of 5–10 aligners can effectively correct your smile in as few as six months—just half the time that treatment with standard Invisalign typically takes.

Patients who have experienced minor shifting after completing other types of corrective treatment from a dentist or orthodontist may also make excellent candidates for Invisalign Express. Proper use of your aligners can undo shifting and get your smile back into top shape.


Straighten Your Smile With the Help of an Experienced Invisalign Provider

For nearly a decade, Dr. Kearney has used Invisalign to correct misalignment issues and create beautiful smiles that patients in Cary can feel proud of. Since receiving his degree, he has completed hundreds of hours of continuing dentistry education to ensure that his patients receive the highest standard of care.

Our team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing healthy, stunning smiles for each of our patients. To learn more about how we can help you achieve a straighter smile with Invisalign, contact our Cary practice online or call us at:

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Many Patients Have Trusted Us With Their Dental Care for Over 20 Years


Steve Nowell

Cary, NC


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Dr. Kearney and his (excellent) team have been my wife and my dentist for fifteen years. Invisalign, crowns, implants, cavities, cleanings, filling replacements have all been executed perfectly. Moreover, this is a highly personable office that works hard on patient comfort - nobody likes going to the dentist. Going to see Dr.Kearney, and team, I enjoy.

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Erik Roehl

Cary, NC


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I was extremely impressed with Dr. Kearney and his team. Was able to provide all of my info ahead of time electronically and they got me in right on time, let me know exactly what was going to happen and were very concerned with pain management and making sure I was comfortable. I would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a dentist.

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The Cost of Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign treatment costs are comparable to traditional braces, but final prices can vary depending on the specifics of each treatment plan. Many insurance providers help to cover the cost of Invisalign, just as they do for other orthodontic options. Our dental office in Cary, NC, believes that quality dental care should be affordable for all of our patients. Get in touch with us to learn more about payment plans that can help you manage out-of-pocket costs.

Invisalign Is Offering a 50% Discount for Qualified SmileDirectClub Patients

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SmileDirectClub, a former clear aligner provider, has announced bankruptcy and shut down operations completely in late 2023. For patients still in treatment with SmileDirectClub, Invisalign is offering a 50% discount to help ease their financial burden.

Invisalign has garnered an outstanding reputation — and provided treatment to over 16 million patients — since initially hitting the market in the late 1990s. This long-standing solution recognizes the importance of a smile you feel confident in and is happy to make treatment even more accessible to individuals looking for a straighter, more symmetrical smile.

For more information about Invisalign’s offering and how Dr. Kearney can help you finish your aligner treatment, get in touch with us today.
"​Dr. Kearney and his staff are amazing! Great experience from the time you walk in until you leave. Very gentle and empathetic." Melissa E.

The Invisalign Process

Initial Consultation

During this visit, Dr. Kearney will assess the condition and position of your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is the right choice for you. 

Creating Your Treatment Plan

Using a state-of-the-art iTero® digital scanner, he will capture a detailed 3D image of your teeth in just minutes. Our team can also use advanced digital imaging to give you a precise idea of how your teeth will look once your Invisalign treatment is complete.

Creating Your Aligners

We will send your precise digital scans to an Invisalign–approved lab, where an experienced technician will craft your customized set of clear aligners.

Daily Use

Once your aligners are ready, you will return to our office so he can ensure your aligners have a precise fit. Be sure to wear your clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day and follow his personalized instructions to achieve the best results.

Caring for Your New Smile

These two important practices can help you maintain your beautiful smile once you have finished treatment with Invisalign.

Practice Good Dental Hygiene

A straighter smile can make it much easier to brush and floss effectively, which helps to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Be sure to practice good dental hygiene, and schedule regular checkups with Dr. Kearney to both maintain your overall oral health and monitor the position of your teeth.

Wear Your Retainer

As with many orthodontic procedures, it is important that you wear a retainer to bed each night after completing your Invisalign treatment to ensure that your newly aligned teeth don't shift out of position. Our Cary, NC, dental practice can provide a retainer that will help you enjoy your Invisalign results for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Does Invisalign hurt?

As your teeth gradually shift, you may experience some discomfort — however, it is almost always mild and temporary. In fact, tenderness and minor discomfort are actually good signs. It means your clear aligners are working and moving your teeth.

Are Invisalign aligners and retainers the same thing?

No. While these clear aligners resemble removable retainers, they serve different purposes. Invisalign aligners act as an alternative to traditional metal braces and apply pressure to teeth to gradually shift them. Retainers are used to hold teeth in their optimal positions.

How long do I have to wear retainers after Invisalign?

Once Invisalign treatment is complete, some patients can expect to wear a custom orthodontic retainer for 9-12 months to maintain their beautifully straight smiles. In other cases, we might recommend you continue to wear retainers to protect your results for years to come.

Our Quality Care Is Focused Around Your Comfort


Cynthia Hughes

Cary, NC


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Dr. Kearney is very thorough, knowledgeable, and a perfectionist. Staff is great too!

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Jerold Lee Jr

Cary, NC


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Dr. Kearney and his lovely staff are incredible. I will gladly be referring them to all of my family and friends. I am an extremely satisfied patient.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kearney

Jeffrey S. Kearney, DDS

Dr. Kearney specializes in comfortable, comprehensive dental services at his modern and inviting family practice in Cary, NC. He is trained to surgically place and restore dental implants and also offers the latest treatments to treat TMJ issues, sleep apnea, and orthodontic problems. Prestigious affiliations include:

  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Whether you are new to the Cary, NC, area or are a lifelong resident looking for a caring, highly trained dental professional, our team would love to meet you. Contact us online or call (919) 859-4778 to request an appointment.

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