See the Progress, Not the Brackets!
Do you want straighter teeth, but feel hesitant about wearing conspicuous metal appliances? Fortunately, you can achieve straighter teeth discreetly and comfortably with Invisalign® clear orthodontics, provided at our Chattanooga, Tennessee practice. These custom-designed mouthpieces gradually guide your teeth into proper alignment in about the same amount of time as traditional metal braces. But with Invisalign®, those around you can hardly notice! And because they are removable, you can continue to enjoy all the sticky, chewy foods you love. Invisalign® is the orthodontic treatment designed to fit your lifestyle and deliver the straight, beautiful smile you deserve. To learn more about Invisalign®, schedule a consultation with Dr. Damien Armstrong at our Chattanooga office today.
Put simply, if you have misaligned teeth, Invisalign® can help you achieve the straight, healthy smile you desire. Invisalign® has proven effective in helping both mild and difficult cases, including:
- Gapped Teeth
- Crowded Teeth
- Open Bite
Dr. Armstrong will conduct an in-depth analysis of your smile to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®.
How Invisalign® Works
Digital x-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth will be used to create a personalized treatment plan for your smile. This documentation also allows us to provide you with a virtual preview of how you can expect your smile to look after treatment. Next, we will work with the Invisalign® laboratories to create your custom set of mouthpieces. You will wear each mouthpiece for about two weeks before moving on to the next. Each mouthpiece is slightly different, gradually guiding your teeth closer to proper alignment. You should wear your mouthpieces for about 22 hours per day. You can remove your mouthpiece during meals and when cleaning your teeth.
Dr. Armstrong will monitor your progress through checkups every six weeks. The duration of your treatment will depend on your individual needs. In many cases, the time required to align your teeth with Invisalign® is comparable to the time.
The Invisalign® Advantage
A fundamental advantage of Invisalign® is that you do not have to feel self-conscious about your treatment. These clear mouthpieces are hardly noticeable, and the progress in your smile takes center stage.
Many patients in need of orthodontic treatment find that Invisalign® is the option that is most compatible with their lifestyles. Because the mouthpieces are made of smooth, custom-molded plastic, they are comfortable against the soft tissues of the mouth. Metal braces, on the other hand, can irritate the lips and insides of the mouth. Metal braces also limit the kinds of food you can eat, because they are difficult to clean. But because Invisalign® is removable, you are free to enjoy chewing gum, beef jerky, and other foods that would be otherwise off-limits. Simply remove your Invisalign® mouthpiece, enjoy your meal or snack, brush and floss, rinse your mouthpiece, put it back in place, and go about your day!
Learn More about Invisalign®
If you are interested in straightening your smile with ease and comfort, contact our Chattanooga practice to find out if Invisalign® is right for you.
"Dr. Armstrong is absolutely the best dentist I have ever been to! He is very gentle and thorough. I have been very unhappy with my teeth for a long time and he was able to to fix every concern I had. This is a Dentist that cares!"Melissa R.