Get the 411 on Invisalign

411 on invisalign

411 on invisalignServing patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville TN

Flashing a perfect smile is the desire of most people. It can be discouraging when you have crooked or misaligned teeth. However, there is more than one solution to fix your uneven smile and create a one that will bring back your confidence. Traditional metal braces have been used in the past to help straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. Although effective, the overall process is uncomfortable, time-consuming, and expensive.

With advancements in technology and overall dental knowledge, Invisalign was created to straighten your smile without the pain of getting poked in the mouth with metal, deliver faster results, and reduce the number of dental office visits during treatment, thus reducing expenses.

Invisalign can benefit multiple types of people, from teens to adults. As a teen, adolescence can be a tough journey if you are wearing braces. When you are an adult, there are job interviews, meetings, and potential presentations where you need to look clean and professional while speaking loud and clear. No matter which situation fits yours, traditional metal braces can cause undue social stress and anxiety. With Invisalign, you will have a clear smile while straightening your teeth as well.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a treatment that uses a series of custom-fitted, clear aligner trays that fit comfortably on your teeth to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth. The treatment requires fewer office visits for adjustments, and the amount of time required for the complete treatment is reduced, usually lasting about 12 to 18 months, although treatment length varies.

Invisible Solution

Instead of donning a reflective smile like with traditional braces, you can correct your smile with Invisalign’s completely clear solution. Your co-workers, family, and friends will not know that you are working on your smile. It can be your little secret.

Custom Aligner Trays

The trays are custom-fitted to your teeth, causing slight pressure that will gently move your teeth into place. Since the trays are lightweight and custom made, they will latch on to your teeth better and will not fall off while talking.


Since Invisalign is custom-fitted, it is more comfortable than traditional braces. Made from a special type of plastic material, Invisalign is flexible and can bend easily. It also prevents irritation to your gums by having rounded edges.

Removable, Not Permanent

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign can be removed from your mouth when eating, brushing your teeth or flossing. However, it is recommended that the alignment trays remain in your mouth for at least 22 hours a day for the best results.

Effective Results

You will notice a difference in the alignment of your teeth as you go through the treatment process. The typical treatment can be completed in one year, depending on your orthodontic goals.

Is Invisalign right for me?

  • When you want to work on your smile without announcing it to everyone you meet, Invisalign is for you.
  • When you do not want to worry about wires and brackets breaking, Invisalign is for you.
  • When you want the least amount of soreness to straighten your smile, Invisalign is for you.
  • When you are crunched for time and want to get quick results, Invisalign is for you.

How does Invisalign work?

First, schedule an appointment with Tusculum Dental Care, licensed providers of Invisalign. Then, after a consultation to review your oral health, we will take digital scans of your teeth so that they can be used to fabricate your custom trays. In a couple of weeks, you will return for your first set of aligners that you will wear for two weeks. Then, you will receive another set that is worn for a specific length of time. You continue switching your aligners until the completion of your treatment. Each set moves your teeth ever so slightly. There will be checkups scheduled at intervals so that the dentist can monitor your progress, making any necessary changes to your treatment.

Invisalign Licensed Provider in Greeneville

Invisalign is a discreet and comfortable way of getting straight teeth. To get started in your journey for a perfectly straight smile using Invisalign, call Tusculum Dental Care at (423) 639-7575 to schedule your consultation today. Be sure to ask us about our current Invisalign specials! We provide dental care to Greeneville, Jonesborough, and Erwin, Tennessee.