Getting Straighter Teeth doesn’t mean Braces

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Straight teeth are not just a cosmetic desire, but also can be a medical priority. Having a mouth full of perfectly-straight teeth will enhance the appearance of your smile but also helps prevent oral health problems such as bite issues, misalignment, and even jaw disorders. Straight teeth don’t come naturally for many people. Instead, they go to their dentist for orthodontic help. For years, orthodontic treatment meant braces—and a mouth full of metal, something that patients both young and old dreaded. Forget what you remember from pop culture or horror stories that your friends or family have told you about braces. Tusculum Dental Care is here to provide you with the most modern and practical option for straightening teeth: Invisalign.

What’s Invisalign?

Forget the “metal mouth” that can make teens and adults self-conscious. Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear plastic aligners to adjust teeth slowly over time. Invisalign can be used to adjust crooked, gapped, and crowded teeth. These invisible aligners provide subtle amounts of pressure to fix any orthodontic issues. You’ll visit our Greeneville office at regular intervals so that your progress can be monitored by our dentists at Tusculum Dental Care. At each of these follow-ups, you’ll receive a new set of aligners to reflect each stage of progress. Generally, Invisalign treatment takes 12-18 months.

Benefits to Invisalign

Braces are fixed on your teeth, night and day, for months or even years. The transparent aligners used with the Invisalign system need to be worn for at least 20 hours per day in order to be effective, but they also can be removed before you eat or drink, or brush and floss your teeth.

Invisalign is metal-free. The bracket and wire system that braces are comprised of can irritate cheeks and gums, and also prove problematic when brushing and flossing—possibly compromising your oral hygiene over time.

Unlike with traditional braces, by choosing Invisalign, you also can eat what you want. Patients with braces face food restrictions because of worries about food breaking the wires or snapping the brackets off of their teeth.

Lastly, arguably the best benefit of Invisalign is that they are almost impossible to notice when worn. That removes any potential embarrassment from having braces—especially for adults.

Invisalign Provider in Greeneville

Invisalign is not available through all dentists—only licensed providers. Tusculum Dental Care is proud to be a licensed Invisalign provider in Erwin, Greeneville, and Jonesborough. We use our state-of-the-art treatments to help adjust your smile in the most discreet fashion possible through Invisalign. Don’t be haunted by the social stigma associated with braces. Don’t feel self-conscious about your smile. Don’t let your crooked teeth allow existing dental issues to worsen and cause more serious problems when it easily could be fixed through Invisalign. We would love to meet with you to help create a plan to estimate the length of treatment, the number of different sets of aligners you’ll need, and estimated financial costs. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Shepherd or Dr. Nathaniel Renner today to learn more about Invisalign. Call (423) 639-7575 to schedule your consultation.