Invisalign in Chattanooga, TN

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is actually the name brand of clear aligners. It doesn't involve gluing brackets to your teeth like traditional braces. Instead, a composite is glued to the tooth surface, which is the same material used in fillings. This allows us to apply pressure in a specific direction to move the tooth. We use a series of trays that know where the composite tab is on your tooth and apply pressure to it. The teeth move in small increments and when they do, it's time to change the tray. Trays are usually changed every two to four to six weeks.

How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces?

One advantage of Invisalign is that it can be taken in and out as needed. For instance, you can take them out when you're eating. It's also easier to brush and clean teeth with Invisalign since you can remove the trays. Braces can't be taken off in the same way. Invisalign is also less visible than braces which makes it a popular option for adults.

Is Invisalign faster than braces?

Sometimes. Invisalign can be more straightforward, but the complexity of the tooth movement often dictates the speed of the treatment. If the tooth movement is less complex, the treatment is generally faster.

Why is Invisalign considered more comfortable than traditional braces?

Invisalign doesn't have wires and brackets that can rub your lips and cheeks. Traditional braces can cause sore spots and discomfort if a wire breaks and pokes the cheek.

How long does it take to move teeth with Invisalign?

It can be as short as six months, but most cases take at least six months and could take up to 24 months.

What is the process involved when considering Invisalign?

We first discuss what you want to achieve and examine your bite. Then, we scan your teeth to create a digital form of your teeth and how they align, which we send to Invisalign. We make a treatment plan, apply composite tabs to your teeth, and give you your trays. We give instructions on how to use the trays and you start wearing them all the time, except when you eat or brush your teeth.

How many Invisalign trays will I need?

This varies from case to case and is dependent on the length of your treatment. You'll typically need one tray for every two to four weeks of treatment.

What do Invisalign trays look like?

The trays are clear, custom-made, and fit over your teeth. Most people don't notice them unless you tell them.

Do I sleep in my Invisalign trays?

Yes, you should wear your Invisalign trays all day and night. You only remove them to eat and brush your teeth.

Can everyone use Invisalign trays?

Not all candidates are good for Invisalign. Some complex cases may require traditional braces for faster or better results.

Can Invisalign fix a crossbite?

Yes, Invisalign can fix a crossbite but it depends on the complexity of the crossbite.

Is Invisalign painful?

No, Invisalign is not painful. However, when you change out your trays, you might feel a little soreness in your teeth for a day, but it's not something patients usually complain about.

Does most dental insurance cover Invisalign?

Yes, if your insurance plan includes orthodontic coverage, it should provide some benefits for Invisalign.

Does Medicaid cover Invisalign?

Generally, Medicaid does not cover Invisalign for adults but it may for kids.

How much does Invisalign cost without dental insurance?

The cost of Invisalign varies and could be around $4,500, but it could be more or less depending on the complexity of the case.

How can I schedule an appointment to talk about Invisalign?

You can call us at (423) 592-7676 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss Invisalign.

If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, you’re not alone! In fact, about 9 out of 10 people have misaligned teeth to varying degrees. While you may think that crooked teeth are strictly a matter of appearances, they can actually impact your dental health. This is because crooked teeth can overlap or be positioned in such a way that they are harder to keep clean. And if you can’t keep your teeth clean, you can develop oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

Until recently, the best way to correct misaligned teeth was to get traditional metal braces. It’s estimated that around 4 million people in the United States are wearing braces at any given time in an effort to achieve straighter, healthier smiles.

Thanks to modern technology, you don’t have to deal with metal braces to straighten your teeth. At Nooga Dentistry, you can get a beautiful and healthy smile with Invisalign. 

Keep reading to learn more about Invisalign treatment. Ready to schedule your consultation? Call us at (423) 592-7676 today!


What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern way to treat misaligned teeth. Instead of attaching metal brackets and wires to your teeth like traditional braces do, Invisalign uses custom-made clear aligner trays. These aligners are worn over your teeth and strategically exert pressure to shift the position of your teeth, just like traditional braces. When used properly, you’ll start to see results in just a few weeks.

Invisalign aligner trays are made of a high-quality plastic that is tailored to fit your teeth exactly. Using advanced diagnostic imaging, Dr. Vincent Hathaway can accurately predict how long your treatment will take. We can even use a 3D computer model to show you how your treatment will progress so you can get a sneak peak at your future smile!

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What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

One of the greatest benefits of using Invisalign is in the name:  invisible aligners. Most patients love how discreet these clear aligner trays are compared to traditional metal braces.?

Invisalign aligner trays are also:

  • Easy to remove and put on yourself
  • Thin and lightweight
  • Designed for a comfortable fit
  • Easy to keep clean
  • Easy to use with fewer visits to the dentist

The best part is that Invisalign isn’t just for children and teenagers. Adults can use Invisalign aligners to achieve a straighter smile, too!

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Invisalign aligners are FDA-approved orthodontic tools that have been around since 1997. Millions of people all over the world have used this incredible treatment to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Now it’s your turn!

Our expert team at Soul Smiles will help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. All you have to do is come to our Hyattsville dental office for a consultation. After a thorough examination, we can create your custom-made aligners and get you started on your treatment.

Are you ready to get the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve? Call us at (423) 592-7676 to schedule your consultation!

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