Invisalign Oak Ridge TN

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that use plastic aligners to correct your bite and straighten your teeth. Young people and adults alike experience naturally occurring misalignment of the teeth. Fortunately, there are orthodontic treatments that can be used to correct even the most severe overbites, crooked teeth, and other tooth placement issues. Each treatment plan is especially designed to meet the needs of the patient, helping to ensure the perfect, healthy smile in the end. Premier Dental of Oak Ridge offers Invisalign as one potential treatment option.

WHAT IS INVISALIGN?

There are several forms of orthodontics a qualified dental professional can employ to correct existing dental issues. Conventional metal bracket and wire braces are still the most commonly used method for moving teeth into their proper placement. However, Invisalign is a great option for some cases because it is a discreet treatment and allows easier access to the teeth during treatment for better dental hygiene. This type of orthodontics is custom made for each patient.

Invisalign uses a series of plastic aligners placed over the teeth to help you have straighter teeth and a proper bite. The aligners are made of a smooth, transparent plastic that is virtually invisible. Like traditional braces, the Invisalign system slowly shifts your teeth into a proper position. You wear each aligner for approximately two weeks and then put in a brand new slightly adjusted aligner. This continues for several months until your ideal smile goal has been accomplished. Because the aligners are removable, you are able to brush and floss your teeth more easily than with traditional braces.

WILL INVISALIGN FIT MY LIFESTYLE?

The most likely answer is yes.

  • Time for a snack? No problem. Take out your aligners to eat or drink whenever you want.
  • You can remove your Invisalign aligners, so you can brush and floss regularly, and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • Continue your normal day-to-day activities while still straightening your teeth.
  • Be yourself with Invisalign. Since they are clear, you don’t have to hide your smile while going through treatment.
  • Invisalign appointments work easily with your schedule. Most office visits are brief, with a quick progress check once every six weeks or so.

IDEAL INVISALIGN CANDIDATE

Invisalign is an effective treatment in cases that would normally benefit from traditional braces, including mild to more difficult orthodontic needs. Invisalign works for crooked teeth, protruding teeth, overbites, and under-bites. We may recommend Invisalign if your mouth is too sensitive for the brackets and wires of traditional braces or if you simply prefer to wear transparent, removable aligners instead of permanent braces.

Invisalign can have an edge over other orthodontic methods for several reasons:

  • Their treatment planning software is the most advanced in the industry.
  • Their patented ‘smart track’ material is more comfortable in the mouth and tracks better through treatment.
  • Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and in dental and orthodontic practices nationwide.
  • More than 3,000,000 patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign.

INVISALIGN PRICING

The Invisalign system uses a series of customized aligners to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. We will provide a thorough examination during your consultation appointment and determine the length of your treatment and number of aligners needed. We are then able to give you a detailed cost of your Invisalign treatment, including follow-up appointments. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. As each client plan has different needs, each treatment set will come to different total costs.

If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, contact our office for a consultation and more information on the right orthodontics treatment plan for you and your family.