Do you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth? We offer clear braces to help straighten your smile using discreet, custom aligners. Clear aligners are orthodontic appliances made of BPA-free plastic trays that gradually shift teeth into a straighter position. Our office provides Invisalign® clear aligners that offer cosmetic treatment for patients who require orthodontic care. Discover more about how clear braces can benefit you in our Nashville, TN, dental office.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Clear aligners are often the perfect solution for mild to moderate orthodontic needs in adult patients who want a discreet alternative to braces. Fitting like a mouthguard, the custom clear aligners will slowly reposition your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing- and healthier- position. Invisalign offers key benefits compared to traditional orthodontic treatment options such as metal braces. These include:
- Comfortable treatment: although the aligners may put pressure on the teeth for the first day or two when changed, there are no metal wires or brackets that can often irritate the gums and soft tissues in the mouth.
- No dietary restrictions: aligners are easily removed for enjoying your favorite foods.
- Better oral hygiene: removing the aligners to clean your teeth and gums with brushing and flossing minimizes the risk of tooth decay, periodontal concerns, and even staining.
- Shorter treatment times: for many patients, their cosmetic and dental health goals can be achieved with Invisalign in less time than with traditional options.
Treatment with Invisalign in Nashville, TN
Our dental office will take x-rays to view your bite and determine if clear braces are right for your needs. We always consider the bone structure, gum tissue, and tooth roots to plan treatment. To begin treatment, we take digital impressions. These impressions are used to create a series of custom-fit aligners to your teeth.
We will monitor and adjust treatment as needed to ensure you’re on track to a beautiful smile. You will replace each pair of aligners every 2-3 weeks as the teeth gradually shift. Like traditional braces, clear aligners place gentle pressure on the teeth to create a straighter smile. It may take a day or two for patients to get accustomed to each new pair of clear aligners. However, they should not feel severe pain, although they may feel soreness. Patients should never try to force their aligners on their teeth.
We recommend that patients wear their aligners at least 22 hours daily. Wearing the aligners for the proper amount of time daily ensures they receive the best results. Patients will need to clean their aligners daily. They can soak their aligners in a denture cleaner or very gently brush their aligners. Cleaning the aligners prevents damage or staining and keeps your breath fresh and teeth clean.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you want a more subtle alternative to metal braces? Contact 615 Smile Design Studio for treatment with clear braces today at (615) 637-2878. You may also request a dental consultation with Dr. Sivaneri and Dr. Whetsell on our website. Please ask us any questions you may have about treatment, and we will be happy to help.