Halls Family Dentistry
General Dentist located in Knoxville, TN
If you have misaligned teeth but don’t want a mouth full of metal braces, getting straighter teeth has never been easier. Dr. Linda Huang at Halls Family Dentistry in Knoxville, Tennessee, can discreetly improve your smile with Invisalign® clear aligners. These nearly invisible aligners gently move your teeth to improve alignment and give you the smile you’ve always wanted. If you want to know more about Invisalign, call the office or book an appointment online for a consultation.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an advanced teeth straightening system that uses clear aligners to gently move your teeth into a more aesthetic position. Invisalign aligners are made from a special thermoplastic material called SmartTrack® that places a precise amount of force in the right place to gradually realign your teeth.
The nearly invisible aligners fit snugly on your teeth right below your gumline, making them both comfortable and covert.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign aligners are designed specifically for you and follow a custom-made plan to gently move your teeth into position.
Dr. Huang uses a special computer program to create a digital plan of action for the movement of your teeth. The program allows you to see exactly how your teeth will move into their new position, and what your smile looks like when you’ve completed treatment.
Once your map has been created, Dr. Huang sends it to the lab so they can make your customized set of aligners. Then, you wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks for up to 22 hours a day, or as recommended by Dr. Huang.
What types of conditions can Invisalign help fix?
Invisalign aligners fix a number of different conditions, including:
- Overbite and underbite
- Overcrowded or gapped teeth
- Open bite
After an examination of your teeth, Dr. Huang determines if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?
Keep your aligners clean and fresh by brushing them regularly with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. You can also talk to Dr. Huang about the Invisalign cleaning system.
Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat. You can also take them out to brush and floss your teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth after eating to remove any food residue before placing the aligners back in your mouth.
How long does Invisalign take to straighten my teeth?
The amount of time it takes for Invisalign to straighten teeth varies from person to person. But most people get their desired smile in about 18 months. You may, however, start to notice an improvement in the alignment of your teeth as soon as a few weeks after starting treatment.
If you’d like straighter teeth and think Invisalign could be the best choice for you, call the office.