Shallowford Smiles - Chattanooga

Invisalign in Chattanooga

Improve your smile without all the hardware– Invisalign’s clear aligner system straightens teeth in as little as 6 months!
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Shallowford Smiles - Chattanooga

Straighter Teeth Without the Hardware

Invisalign has quickly become one of the most popular orthodontic treatment options in recent years– and it’s not hard to see why! Invisalign’s advanced clear aligner system utilizes a series of custom-crafted clear trays to correct teeth in as little as six months.

While traditional braces involve visible and hard-to-clean hardware, clear aligners are discreet and can be removed when eating, drinking, or posing for pictures.

At Shallowford Smiles, we’ll model your Invisalign trays on precise 3D digital scans of your teeth. This allows the aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position over time with only a few trips to the office.


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Rhonda Atkins

Dr. Brian Wilkinson has been my dentist for the past 8 years. He is absolutely the very best. Caring and has always been available to help me and my husband during several emergencies. He is always thanking his staff for their work while assisting him. He is so appreciative of them and does an amazing job. Great smile too.

Isaac

The experience of going to Shallowford Smiles has always been great for me. The staff has always been pleasant & helpful when answering questions. I'm especially grateful for their hygienists (Sarah is awesome!) & how great they are at what they do!

Sue Baucom

I have always had excellent care at Shallowford Smiles. Everyone is very friendly and makes me feel comfortable. They all know what they are doing and are very good at letting me know what they are doing. I appreciate the text reminders of my appointments also. I can highly recommend Shallowford Smiles and Dr. Wilkerson to everyone.

More Than a Better Smile

While an attractive smile is a big confidence booster, straight teeth are also crucial for improving and maintaining oral health. Crowded or misaligned teeth can lead to all sorts of dental issues. The following are some of the most common:

  • Chipped front teeth.
  • Tooth loss.
  • Food sticking between teeth.
  • Difficulty flossing and cleaning between teeth.
  • Increased risk of cavities.
  • Gum disease – can increase your risk for several systemic health problems such as Heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Arthritis, and Increased risk of stroke.

Orthodontic treatments like Invisalign straighten teeth and prevent teeth crowding for beautiful, healthy smiles that last longer and contribute to overall health.

“When Should I Start My Invisalign Treatment?”

When it comes to healthier teeth, the sooner you start your treatment, the better. The longer you wait to start your orthodontic treatment, the longer you leave your teeth vulnerable to potential health issues and complications.

While it may not seem like it, your teeth continually shift. That means crowding and misalignment will worsen over time. The longer you wait, the longer your treatment may take.

If the cost of Invisalign is keeping you from beginning your treatment, remember that the entire cost is not due on the day your treatment begins. Our friendly and professional staff at Shallowford Smiles would be happy to discuss payment options with you to find a rate that works for your budget.

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Ready for a Better Smile?

At Shallowford Smiles, we’ve improved the smiles of hundreds of patients. Let us help you take back your confidence and enjoy the dental wellness you deserve.

Call or contact us online today to schedule your consultation. We can’t wait to help you smile!

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What to Expect From Your Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign’s easy-to-follow treatment plan was designed with convenience in mind. Most of the treatment can be completed from the comfort of your home, with only a few trips to the office required. In case of emergencies, or concerns, you can always reach our Chattanooga office by phone.

Your Treatment Plan

The Invisalign process begins with digital scans of your teeth using Invisalign’s advanced software. We will use this scan to accurately predict how your teeth will change over time with Invisalign. The software even allows us to show you how your teeth will look during every stage of your treatment. Once your digital plan is finalized, your custom aligners are made using Invisalign’s state-of-the-art printing process.

The Aligners

Special fasteners are sometimes necessary to keep your Invisalign aligners in place. These fasteners are bonded temporarily to your teeth and make it easy to clip your aligners in and take them out again. These fasteners are practically as invisible as the aligners and they come off at the end of your treatment.

Follow-Up Appointments

We will provide you with each set of clear aligners to wear for about two weeks. Your teeth will shift into place a little at a time as the aligners are changed for the next in the series until your teeth have been moved into their final, correct position. Visits to the office will be scheduled roughly once every 1-2 months to ensure that the treatment is going as planned.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Cost of Invisalign in Chattanooga

With a typical insurance plan, Invisalign treatment in Chattanooga usually averages between $3000 and $5000+ out-of-pocket. After an oral exam, we would be happy to provide you with an accurate quote so you can find out how much your insurance plan will cover and what your actual out-of-pocket expenses would be. Without insurance, Invisalign treatment typically costs about $4000 to $6000+.

When considering the cost of orthodontics, there are a few things we consider:
  • The current condition of your overall oral health.
  • How much your teeth need to shift.
  • The length of your treatment.

Remember– no one can give you an accurate quote estimate online. Every smile is unique. The only way to know for sure if Invisalign is the right orthodontic solution for you is to come into our Chattanooga dental office for a consultation.

Financing Options:

Your mouth is one of the most important investments that you can make in yourself. Many of our patients find it easier to break up the investment in their mouth into monthly payments. As such we work with Care Credit and Alphaeon to help. There are options ranging from 0% interest for 6 months, up to 60-month terms.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Invisalign is both more comfortable and more discrete than braces. The clear custom-fit trays are hardly noticeable and most people won’t even realize you’re wearing them. Plus, they can be removed for important presentations or dates! The clear trays are also smooth against the inside of your mouth and don’t pinch or scratch like the brackets from braces. If your trays rub on your gums, they can be easily adjusted. Invisalign trays exert a gentler pressure compared to braces and only shift a few teeth at a time. That makes Invisalign orthodontics far more comfortable than conventional methods.
Invisalign makes changes to your teeth very gradually. Minor changes can be made in a few short weeks with little discomfort, and more complex changes can occur over a longer span of time to ensure you stay as comfortable as possible. There may be some discomfort, but if your Invisalign hurts, let us know.
On average, it takes anywhere from 6 to 12 months for your teeth to move into the correct position with Invisalign. Most people start noticing some movement, however, within the first 6 weeks after getting their first set of aligner trays. The more changes you would like to see, the longer it will take no matter what orthodontic option you choose.
Twice a day, remove your tray and clean it and your teeth before putting it back in. If you take your aligner out at any time, always rinse it before you put it back in, and try not to let it sit in open air when you aren’t wearing it. You may soak your aligners in denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals and carefully rinse them before putting them back in your mouth. Do not eat or drink with your trays in, and do not use toothpaste to clean your trays. We will provide you with detailed home care instructions when you receive your first trays.
Don't eat with your aligners in your mouth. If you expose your aligners to the strong chewing forces that your teeth are trained to exert, you can damage or even crack your aligners, plus it's just messy and not easy to eat with Invisalign in your mouth.
Yes, even when you sleep. They should be worn all day and night, except when eating and drinking. Your clear aligners won't work if they're not constantly shifting your teeth over time, which means you've gotta wear them!
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