Dr. Pamela Cain is a Knoxville area Invisalign® provider, offering patients the option of straightening teeth and improving oral health with clear aligners. Invisalign can be the perfect solution for teen and adult patients who can benefit from orthodontic treatment. The unique clear aligner system can be used to treat a range of concerns, including:
Gaps between teeth
Why Straighten Teeth with Invisalign?
Straight teeth provide many benefits in addition to a smile that enhances your overall appearance and smile confidence. Crooked teeth and malocclusion are often the underlying problems for a wide range of concerns related to the function and comfort of your smile.
Crooked teeth are also more difficult to clean effectively, increasing your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. If your teeth are not making proper contact with each other due to malocclusion, this can increase the risk of tooth damage and cracked teeth.
Solutions for TMJ Disorders
Dr. Cain takes a comprehensive approach to your dental health needs and aesthetic goals. She may recommend Invisalign treatment to reposition teeth and allow the bite to function naturally and comfortably for patients who have a bite disorder. Using advanced diagnostics including T-scan technology, Dr. Cain will analyze your bite and check to see if the teeth are making proper contact, an important aspect of your overall dental health that should be taken into consideration as part of treatment planning.
Your orthodontic treatment will be designed to address both cosmetic concerns related to the appearance of your smile and underlying bite problems that can impact the integrity of your results and your long term oral health.
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Invisalign What to Expect
Dr. Cain will create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs after an initial consultation to determine if Invisalign is the best solution for you.
The next step is to take digital impressions that will be used with the unique CAD/CAM software for designing your set of custom aligners. The number of aligners and the overall length of your treatment is dependent upon the desired result. Most patients complete treatment with Invisalign in about a year.
Your custom aligners are to be worn 22 hours each day, removed temporarily for eating and performing your oral hygiene routine. Compliance is an important part of your treatment and will impact both treatment time and your final result. Invisalign aligners are made of a hard-soft plastic material specially designed to minimize irritation of the soft tissues while putting gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into the desired position. You may experience minor discomfort and pressure when wearing a new set for the first day or two, but Invisalign is typically comfortable when compared to alternative treatment options.
Once treatment is near completion, Dr. Cain will again use T-scan technology to recheck the function of the jaw joints and how the teeth are making contact. A properly aligned bite is an important goal of your short-term orthodontic treatment plan and the foundation of lasting, comfortable results.
After treatment, it is recommended that all patients wear a retainer daily to maintain their new smile for as long as possible. You will need to wear your retainer for at least twice as long as your Invisalign treatment plan.
perhaps the best part of choosing Invisalign clear aligners is the versatility you have when you need to eat! It’s easy, just remove your aligners and eat as normal. When you are done eating, rinse or brush your teeth before returning your aligners to their position.
Yes. Invisalign can fix an overbite, and other malocclusion issues! Your Invisalign provider can determine if Invisalign is the best option for your overbite. Traditional braces may be recommended in rare and severe cases of malocclusion.
No. Invisalign does not damage your teeth in any way. Your Invisalign clear aligners are made from safe materials and do not use chemicals in the teeth straightening process. Be sure to thoroughly clean your aligners before and after every use to prevent cavities and bad breath.