Invisalign Clear Braces in Brentwood, TN
Minor cosmetic dental issues like chipped teeth aren’t very noticeable, but you can’t hide crooked, overlapped, or unevenly spaced teeth. You want a solution to straighten your smile, but you're an adult with a busy lifestyle, and metal braces aren’t an option.
Invisalign is an adult orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth with removable clear aligners that are discreet and blend into your smile. At Haley E. Schmitt, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we can fix most orthodontic issues, including overbites and underbites.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
Since clear aligners are discreet, you can keep your orthodontic treatment to yourself and don't have to worry about the impact they will have on your smile.
Besides aesthetic benefits, Invisalign aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions as there are with metal braces.
Invisalign treatment is also comfortable because the smooth plastic aligners won’t irritate the inside of the mouth as metal braces do. Chances are that once you get used to the aligners, you'll forget you’re wearing them!
How Invisalign Treatment Works
Getting started with Invisalign is easy and can be divided into three steps:
1. Your Personalized Treatment Plan
Dr. Schmitt starts by taking digital x-rays and comfortable digital impressions to create a 3-D digital model of your teeth. Using Invisalign’s specialized software, she determines the step-by-step movement of your teeth and plans your treatment to determine how many sets of aligners you will need to achieve ideal results.
The number of aligners varies from person to person because everyone has different needs, and your treatment is tailored specifically for your smile.
Dr. Schmitt then sends your case to an Invisalign lab that customizes your aligners based on her treatment plan.
2. Wear Your Aligners 22 Hours a Day
When your aligners are ready, we’ll schedule an appointment for you to pick up the first sets. Your goal is to wear the aligners for 22 hours a day, removing them as needed for meals and oral hygiene. You can take them out for longer periods but remember that the longer you wear your aligners each day, the sooner you’ll make progress and complete treatment.
Wear each set of aligners for two to three weeks or as instructed by Dr. Schmitt, then switch to the next set. We’ll see you approximately every six weeks to check on your progress and give you your next sets of aligners.
3. Wear Your Retainer and Smile!
You finish treatment when you’ve worn all your aligners, and your smile is straight and beautiful. To maintain the results, you need to wear a retainer as prescribed by Dr. Schmitt. This is a crucial part of Invisalign treatment because your teeth are always moving and can quickly revert to their crooked position without a retainer to prevent shifting.
Ready for a Straighter Smile with Invisalign?
Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic treatment for many people, and there’s no upper age limit. Please call our Brentwood, TN, dental office to schedule an Invisalign appointment to see if you’re a good candidate!
We proudly serve patients in the greater Nashville metro area, including Brentwood, Franklin, Oak Hill, Forest Hills, Belle Meade, Nolensville, and surrounding communities.