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Orthodontics

Are overcrowded, crooked, or gapped teeth affecting your self-esteem and making you feel self-conscious about your appearance?

Our dentists provide orthodontic treatment to help you feel more confident and reduce the risk of oral health issues occurring.

Learn how you too can achieve a healthier, more attractive smile at our dental practice serving East Brainerd and Chattanooga, TN...

The Life-Changing Benefits of Orthodontics 

Boost Your Confidence

Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, but crooked teeth can make daily interactions feel like a challenge. Orthodontics can help patients feel more confident about their appearance and increase their quality of life.

Choose from a Range of Options

Whether you are looking for orthodontics for yourself or your child, we have different treatment options for any need. Our dentists work with you to create a custom plan and help determine whether braces or Invisalign® is best for you.

Protect Your Oral Health

Orthodontics not only enhance your appearance, but also improve your oral health as well. Crooked teeth are difficult to clean, cause uncomfortable bite issues, and can even cause pain and stiffness in the jaw.

Save Money in the Long Run

By investing in orthodontics, you're investing in a healthier smile that pays itself off over and over. Addressing misalignment is key when it comes to reducing costly dental issues in the future.

What Issues Can Orthodontics Address?

If you have any of these dental issues, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at one of our two offices in greater Chattanooga. Our dentists, Dr. Damien Armstrong and Dr. Claire Logan, will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best orthodontic solution for you.

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open Bite
  • Gapped Teeth
  • Crowded Teeth

"They Helped Me Get My Confidence Back" 5 Stars for River City Dentistry

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Frankie Mahaffey

2021

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Rivercity Dentistry is the BEST!! Thank you so much for being efficient, professional and helping me get my confidence back. 10/10!!

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Sherrell Lyon

2021

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Moved to Chattanooga and needed a new dentist. I found River City dentistry and have been very pleased. The dentist is very professional, but very personable. The staff is great too.

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A Straighter Smile Is One Step Away Request Your Consultation

At River City Dentistry, we're committed to helping patients experience a lifetime of optimal oral health while feeling more confident about their smiles. We've seen firsthand how life-changing orthodontic treatment can be and strive to make treatment as seamless as possible.

To meet with one of our dentists and find out what orthodontics can do for you, contact us online or call our practice serving East Brainerd and Chattanooga, TN, at:

(423) 486-9650

Damien F. Armstrong, DMD

What Dental Issues Can Crooked Teeth Cause?

While patients typically turn to orthodontics for cosmetic purposes, treatment has a host of oral health benefits as well. The following issues can occur as a result of crooked teeth, which makes achieving a straighter smile that much more important:

Cavities

If you have crowded or crooked teeth, there are many areas that your toothbrush cannot reach during brushing. Over time, bacteria and plaque can accumulate, leading to decay and cavities.

Gum Disease

Plaque buildup can also affect your gums and cause irritation and inflammation, leading to periodontal disease. Gum disease is much less likely with straight teeth and good oral hygiene habits.

TMJ Disorder

An improper bite can lead to pain and stiffness in the jaw joints and other symptoms of TMJ disorder. Orthodontics can correct an improper bite and relieve pressure and discomfort in the area.

Take a Look at the Invisalign Process

"They Truly Care!" More 5-Star Reviews

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Laura D

2020

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Dr. Armstrong and his staff are well-organized and exude both the utmost care and professionalism. The office is clean and updated with a lot of the newer technology, which I can appreciate having been at a lot of dental clinics across the country. I would recommend River City Dentistry to anyone in the Chattanooga area. Did I mention Dr. Armstrong has a saltwater tank in the office?! Bonus points!

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Ashwyn Sam

2020

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I've never stayed with one dentistry as long as I have with them (5+ years) and every visit there has been nothing short of outstanding. While they provide excellent dental care, I find their customer service to be unmatched! One of the workers there even messaged me on Facebook to check up on me after I had a shoulder surgery. They truly care for your entire well being in addition to your dental needs. I cannot recommend this dentistry enough!

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The Orthodontic Treatment Timeline

At River City Dentistry, we've seen firsthand how life-changing orthodontic treatment can be.
At River City Dentistry, we've seen firsthand how life-changing orthodontic treatment can be.

Planning

During your initial consultation at one of our dental offices in greater Chattanooga, we will use advanced 3-D imaging to evaluate your teeth and create your custom treatment plan. This advanced tool gives us an incredibly detailed understanding of your teeth and jaw, and whether braces or Invisalign will be best for you. We will provide a complete walk-through of what to expect and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Appliances

If you selected braces, treatment begins by bonding brackets to the teeth and looping a wire through them. The braces are gently tightened to encourage the teeth to start shifting into place. For Invisalign patients, digital impressions are taken of your teeth and sent to a lab where dental technicians will create your custom set of aligners. Once the aligners are ready, you'll return to our office for a fitting.

Check-Ups

Braces patients will visit our office every month to have their braces adjusted. This may consist of changing the rubber bands on your brackets or receiving a new wire. Patients with Invisalign will also have periodic appointments to ensure treatment is going smoothly. Invisalign aligners must be worn for at least 20-22 hours a day to achieve the desired results.

Maintenance

Your new smile is complete and ready to show off to the world. Braces patients must wear a retainer to sleep every night to ensure their teeth remain in the proper position. Invisalign patients can wear retainers or their last set of aligners to maintain their results. It is also crucial to keep up with routine dental visits and practice good oral hygiene.

Straighten Your Teeth at Any Age It's Never Too Late

Here at River City Dentistry, we have orthodontic patients of all ages. It is a common misconception that only children or teenagers should get their teeth straightened.

If you're an adult who is ready to enhance your appearance and get the straighter smile you've always wanted, it's never too late to get started. Did you have braces but your teeth have shifted over the years? We can treat that too. We're happy to learn about your cosmetic needs and determine which option is best for your lifestyle. Typically, Invisalign is the most popular option with our older patients because of how discreet and convenient they are.

Our team has years of experience helping patients throughout Chattanooga feel more confident, and we encourage you to schedule your consultation with us today.

Dr. Armstrong

River City Dentistry

Dr. Armstrong of River City Dentistry, with two locations in the East Brainerd area of Chattanooga, TN, is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest and most advanced level of care for all of their dental needs. This includes relaxing sedation dentistry. To ensure he upholds the latest standards, he is a member of:

  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (423) 486-9650.

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"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.

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