A crooked smile can make you feel inferior and embarrassed. Adult patients have a discreet, comfortable orthodontic option when it comes to straightening teeth. Knoxville, TN dentist Dr. Ruth Bailey uses Invisalign® to gradually pull misaligned teeth into a beautiful, attractive position. Not only will adult braces enhance your appearance, they’ll improve oral health and confidence.

When you’re proud of your smile, you’ll feel ready to take on new challenges and adventures. Your social, professional, and romantic relationships will improve. Crooked teeth are hard to clean between, which means bacteria builds up and can lead to periodontal disease or tooth decay. However, Dr. Bailey’s discreet adult orthodontic treatment gently shifts teeth so that they’re properly aligned. Invisalign® aligners are comfortable and allow patients to maintain their attractive appearance because the aligners are created from soft, clear plastic.

Many patients are pleased to learn that Invisalign® aligners are custom-made to fit the unique shape of your teeth. This adult orthodontic treatment doesn’t utilize metal brackets and wires, like traditional braces do. Invisalign® aligners are easier to maintain than metal braces. Simply remove the clear orthodontic aligners each time you eat, drink anything other than water, and perform your daily oral care routine.

For more information about Dr. Bailey’s discreet, comfortable, and attractive adult orthodontic treatment call 865-588-1294 today. A friendly staff member can answer all your questions about Invisalign®.

Customized Orthodontic Treatment

After you decide that Invisalign® is the right orthodontic treatment for you, Dr. Bailey will take dental impressions of your teeth. She uses the impressions to create customized, well-fitting Invisalign® aligners. Your orthodontic aligners are uniquely shaped to fit your mouth. They provide the most comfortable fit and are made from soft, BPA-free plastic.

You’ll receive multiple pairs of aligners, which Dr. Bailey will instruct you to switch every two weeks. Unlike traditional braces, which require a checkup every four weeks, Invisalign® is checked every six weeks. There’s no need to visit Dr. Bailey each time you change aligners. You should pop the old orthodontic aligners out and insert the new ones.

Attractive Orthodontic Treatment

Metal braces are unattractive and extremely noticeable. Although the wires and brackets are offered in a wide variety of colors, adults don’t want to wear brightly colored brackets for multiple years.

Dr. Bailey encourages adult patients to seek out Invisalign® because peers won’t notice your treatment. Rather, they’ll notice your beautiful, straight smile when your orthodontic treatment is complete.

Invisalign® aligners are typically worn for 9-15 months. However, the length of your treatment entirely depends on how severe your misalignment is. Dr. Bailey expects you to wear your orthodontic aligners for 20-22 hours each day. You should only remove your aligners for mealtime and daily brushing.

Comfortable Orthodontic Treatment

Patients with traditional braces often complain of gum irritation. The soft plastic that’s used to create Invisalign® aligners won’t rub against gums. Instead, you may even forget that you’re wearing your orthodontic aligners. Many patients compare wearing Invisalign® aligners to wearing a mouth guard or night guard. Because the aligners are designed to fit the shape of your mouth, they won’t irritate your teeth.

Traditional braces are connected with a metal wire. The wire is tightened every four weeks to pull teeth into a straighter position. When patients wear orthodontic aligners, they’ll feel a slight amount of pressure. However, the pressure is hardly noticeable.

Ready to straighten your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile? Call 865-588-1294 today to schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Bailey in Knoxville, TN to discuss your Invisalign® treatment.

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