Your Hometown Dentist

Invisalign® Specialist

Simple Smiles

Dentists located in Johnson City, TN

When you have misaligned teeth and need braces, Invisalign® improves your smile without the hassle of traditional braces. The team at Simple Smiles is proud to offer Invisalign as an innovative option for men and women in Johnson City, Tennessee. To see how Invisalign can help you, call the office or schedule a consultation today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a revolutionary approach to fixing malocclusion or misalignment problems without the inconvenience of traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of customized appliances made of transparent material that you fit over your teeth.

The Invisalign process works by placing gentle, consistent pressure on your teeth for 20-22 hours a day. You use a new appliance about every two weeks for 10-18 months until your teeth are perfectly aligned.

During your treatment, the Simple Smiles team reassesses your progress every 4-6 weeks to ensure you achieve the best results possible.

What types of alignment problems can Invisalign fix?

Invisalign works best for those with mild-to-moderate misalignment problems, including:

  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

If you have severe malocclusion, the team at Simple Smiles may offer alternative treatment options.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional braces. Whereas metal braces are cumbersome, restrictive, uncomfortable, conspicuous, and require a lot of time and maintenance, Invisalign: 

  • Uses no metal brackets or wires
  • Doesn't require food or drink restrictions
  • Is less noticeable than metal braces
  • Requires less time for ideal results
  • Is easy to use and maintain 

One key benefit of Invisalign is that the aligning device is removable, so you can eat what you want and brush and floss just as you did before treatment. 

How do I get started with Invisalign?

Initially, the Simple Smiles team completes a comprehensive dental assessment and determines if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

They take digital impressions of your teeth, which they send to a special lab that creates your customized aligning trays. Before your treatment begins, they provide a 3D video that shows how you can expect your smile to change throughout treatment.

When your appliances are ready, you return to the office to begin your treatment. Before beginning your Invisalign journey, you will:

  • Receive instructions about your plan
  • Learn how to care for your aligners
  • Schedule your follow-up appointments
  • Ask any questions you may have

To book a consultation and begin your Invisalign treatment, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Simple Smiles today.