At David Roach Family Dentistry, Nashville
INVISALIGN TREATMENT IN NASHVILLE, TN.
What is it? How does it work?
Invisalign is the leading teeth straightening system, providing a comfortable and affordable alternative to metal braces. At Roach Family Dentistry, our staff specializes in offering Invisalign treatment to help you invest in the smile you want.
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HOW INVISALIGN WORKS
At Roach Family Dentistry
1. Schedule Your Free
One of our Invisalign certified dentists will evaluate your teeth to see if Invisalign is right for you. We’ll take a panoramic image to check your teeth’ health and underlying bone structure. Then we’ll answer any questions you may have about your treatment.
2. We take a 3D Scan
Of Your Teeth
Using our iTero Scanner, we’ll digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and gives us a superior clinical endpoint. Within minutes, we’ll have a 3D model of your mouth that we can use to show you what your new smile may look like. Then it’s up to you to decide if you’re ready to start your Invisalign treatment.
3. Simply wear your aligner
A few weeks after your scan is taken and you’ve given us the green light to start, we’ll receive your Invisalign clear aligners. We’ll go over all instructions when you come in for your first fitting. You should wear your retainers all of the time—between 20 and 22 hours a day– taking them out only to eat, brush and floss.
What Comes Next?
We know you’re busy so we work around your schedule. You’ll come in every couple of months for follow-up visits to check your progress and receiver more aligners. It won’t be long before you notice your teeth gradually moving into alignment as you replace each set of aligners with the next in the series. Once you’ve finished all of your aligners and both you and your doctor are happy with the results, you’ll get Vivera retainers to wear at night to keep your teeth from shifting again.
Questions About Your Invisalign Treatment
What is Invisalign treatment?What is Invisalign treatment? Invisalign Treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces. What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like? Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign Treatment. How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth? Your Invisalign Doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your Invisalign Doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly. What are the primary benefits of Invisalign treatment? Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break. Unlike other brands, Invisalign clear aligners are made from patented SmartTrack material, which is more comfortable and provides a better fit.1 Invisalign aligners are also trimmed based on your gum line for comfort and appearance. As the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, we have successfully improved over 12 million smiles, including 3 million teen smiles.2 Am I guaranteed to have straight teeth with Invisalign treatment? Every smile is unique, which is why your Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation. During your consultation, your Invisalign Doctor will help you determine what Invisalign treatment could do for your smile. We cannot guarantee a particular treatment outcome, but encourage you to share your treatment goals with your Invisalign Doctor at your consultation.
Is Invisalign treatment right for me?Yes! Invisalign treatment can be a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. Our innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life. And, thanks to a discreet blue dot on the outside of teen aligners, parents can be sure their child is wearing their clear aligners enough.
What is the treatment process?What is the treatment process? Invisalign Treatment starts with a consultation with an Invisalign-trained doctor. Your doctor will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customised digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile. Once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by your doctor. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, until you reach your beautiful new smile. How long does Invisalign treatment take? Depending on the complexity of your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as 6 months. But you'll start seeing results in a matter of weeks. What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like? Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign Treatment.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?How much does Invisalign treatment cost? In most cases, the cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of braces. Your doctor will determine the cost of your treatment based on how complex your case is and how many aligners you need. There are several options to make Invisalign treatment more affordable for you, from using insurance and tax-free dollars to a monthly payment plan. Learn more. Is Invisalign treatment more expensive than braces? Invisalign treatment typically costs about the same as braces. Will my insurance cover Invisalign treatment? Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment the same way they cover braces. Your insurance may pay for a certain percentage of your Invisalign treatment, or it may pay for a certain dollar amount. What payment options are available for Invisalign treatment? Many doctors offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, which allow you to make small payments through the course of your Invisalign treatment rather than all at once.Doctors may also offer financing through LendingPoint. LendingPoint is a third-party patient financing program that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need. Additionally, you can use your FSA or HSA to pay for Invisalign treatment using tax-free dollars. For more information about payment options available with Invisalign treatment, click here.
Why should I feel confident about Invisalign treatment?How many people have used Invisalign clear aligners? Over 12 million people, including more than 3 million teens, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles. How is Invisalign treatment different than other teeth straightening options? Invisalign clear aligners are made from patented SmartTrack material which moves teeth comfortably and predictably. Do Invisalign clear aligners contain Bisphenol A (BPA)? All Invisalign aligner and retainer materials are made of medical-grade, high molecular weight, thermoplastic polymers. These materials were selected for use in aligners and retainers based on their properties and safety classification, and have a long history of FDA approvals for long term use inside the human body. Tests conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials show they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth. Based on our current knowledge and testing of the raw materials and processes used in the manufacture of aligners and retainers, we are not aware of any latex, parabens, phthalates, glutaraldehyde, epoxy or Bisphenol A (BPA) present in our aligners or retainers. Of course, as with any medical device, you should consult with your health professional about your aligner or retainer treatment and any applicable risks of use. How old is the company behind Invisalign clear aligners? Align Technology, Inc., the company that makes Invisalign clear aligners, was founded in 1997. Has the FDA approved Invisalign treatment? Yes, Invisalign aligners are classified as Class II medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Align Technology, Inc. received the necessary 510(k) clearance from the FDA to sell and market Invisalign treatment in 1998.
How will Invisalign treatment affect my life?Can anyone tell that I’m wearing the aligners? Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Others may not even notice you’re wearing them, making Invisalign treatment a seamless fit with your lifestyle. Can I take my aligners off whenever I need to? Yes, you can remove your Invisalign aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You can take them off for special occasions, like a wedding, job interview, or for playing your favorite sport or instrument. Just remember to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results. Are there any restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment? None! Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all (hello popcorn!). With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you unfortunately can’t enjoy because they can damage or get stuck in your braces. Is Invisalign treatment painful? Invisalign treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal — it’s a sign your Invisalign clear aligners are working and transforming your smile.Please see your doctor if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort. Will Invisalign treatment still work if I only wear my aligners while I sleep? You need to wear your Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours a day to get the results you want. Will wearing Invisalign clear aligners affect my speech? It may take a couple of days for your tongue to get used to having your Invisalign aligners in your mouth, and you may have a slight lisp. But this should disappear quickly.