Invisalign experts in Nashville
You can count on About Faces and Braces Orthodontics to give patients of all ages in Nashville expertly crafted smiles. We are especially excited about the Invisalign clear aligner system to teens and adults who want the same results as traditional braces with more freedom and flexibility.
What does Invisalign Treatment in Nashville Involve?
The trays in this revolutionary clear aligner system are made to fit your teeth. Constructed from a smooth, comfortable material, they’ll improve your oral health by gradually moving your teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions. As you follow our instructions, research has proven that Invisalign can treat many of the most common orthodontic problems just as well as braces. At your initial consultation, we’ll use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your initial consultation. We’ll use this information to build a customized aligner made just for your smile.
What are the benefits of choosing Nashville Invisalign treatment?
Since keeping your teeth clean is especially important during orthodontic treatment, so the fact that Invisalign makes it easier to keep your teeth clean is a huge advantage. You can remove them to brush and floss as you normally would.
Being able to remove the aligners to eat means you don’t have to worry about food restrictions during your clear aligners treatment. Food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you don’t have to skip any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile! Invisalign aligners are designed to be taken off before eating or drinking anything other than water. You won’t have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires either. Just make sure you’re clearing your teeth after every meal before putting your aligners back on, as well as cleaning your aligners with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, there are no pesky wires to poke out and irritate your mouth, and there aren’t any adjustment appointments. We still expect Invisalign wearers to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks so Dr. Shawn or Dr. Candice can be sure everything is progressing as it should
How does the Nashville Invisalign system work?
Now that you know all about the benefits, you’ll probably be happy to know that the treatment with the Invisalign system is straightforward. Just wear each aligner for 20-22 hours every day and switch them out for the next in the series every 1-2 weeks. Your aligners should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Your teeth will move gradually as the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series until they reach their final desired positions.
Everyone will respond to treatment differently, which means we can’t say for sure how long you’ll need to wear your aligners before seeing results. Though the average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case. Treatment time depends on patient compliance.
We estimate average treatment time based on the experience of patients who follow treatment instructions. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day during treatment. This is the most important element to success with your Nashville Invisalign. Your trays will be custom designed to fit you. They will need to be changed on time to keep up with the shifting of the teeth as they straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can mess up your progress. During your regular treatments with About Faces and Braces Orthodontics, we’ll check on your treatment to make sure everything is going as planned.
To learn more about Invisalign in Nashville or find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.