Serving Patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville, TN
Having straight teeth reduces the risk of major oral health problems developing later in life. Whether you are an adolescent or an adult, if you have crooked teeth, you can resolve the issue by receiving the Invisalign system from the staff of dental professionals at Tusculum Dental Care.
Find out more about this state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment system.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to adjust teeth into their ideal, straight position by applying intentional yet gentle pressure over a designated period of time, just like braces. Doing so prevents eventual oral health issues such as crowding, a misaligned bite, or certain jaw dysfunctions.
How does Invisalign work?
At the initial appointment, we take digital images and scans of your teeth, which are used to fabricate each set of your clear aligners. Then, you return to our office in which you will receive custom-made aligners. Aligners should be worn at least 20-22 hours each day to achieve the desired results. Only remove your aligners when you eat or drink, and to brush and floss your teeth. Each four to six weeks, you will return to our office to check your progress.
Length of treatment is determined on a case-by-case basis. Desired results may be reached in as little as 12-18 months.
Because the Invisalign aligners are clear, they can be worn with confidence.
The plastic aligners are removable, which means they can be taken out when the patient eats, drinks, and performs their regimen of oral hygiene. You also can take out the aligners if you are headed to a special occasion where photos will be taken.
Because Invisalign does not have wires and brackets, the mouth and gums are not irritated like they are by traditional braces. Moreover, it is easier to brush and floss your teeth without having to navigate around wires and brackets. You also face minimal dietary restrictions, as a patient with traditional braces has to avoid particularly sticky foods that can get caught in the braces or hard and crunchy foods that may break a wire.
Invisalign is discreet and comfortable, which means you can carry on with your normal routine without interruption. Whether you are playing sports, taking part in social interactions, or having coffee with friends, your aligners go with you anywhere.
Plus, they are even ideal for teens.
The importance of orthodontic treatment
Even if you are an adult and still have teeth that are crooked, crowded, or have an unwanted gap, straighter teeth can do more than change your looks, it can help improve your oral health. Doing so will improve your appearance, and also lower your risk of certain potentially serious oral health problems, including misaligned bite and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
No two patients are alike. Before proceeding with Invisalign treatment, our dentists at Tusculum Dental
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Care will construct a detailed treatment plan that will include estimates on the length of treatment, how many sets of aligners will be needed during the treatment, and the approximate financial cost. Still not convinced that Invisalign is right for you? Contact Tusculum Dental Care, a licensed provider of Invisalign, by calling (423) 639-7575 to schedule a consultation.
Tusculum Dental Care is proud to provide total oral health care for patients in the areas of Greeneville, Jonesborough, and Erwin, Tennessee.