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Invisalign Specialist

Nashville Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry: Adam Cottrill, DMD

Dental Implant Specialist, Prosthodontics and Cosmetic Dentist located in Nashville, TN

A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! General and cosmetic dentist Adam Cottrill, DMD offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments at his vibrant office in the Berry Hill area of Nashville, Tennessee. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience or look of braces, call Dr. Cottrill's office or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What does Invisalign involve?

Invisalign® is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. With Invisalign, clear plastic aligners fitted over your teeth will align your teeth little by little over time.

It’s best to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day, but they can be removed for easy eating and teeth cleaning. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.

Why choose Invisalign over braces?

Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, so people never see a mouthful of metal, they see your real teeth
  • Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
  • Timing, because Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

Invisalign might not be the right treatment for you if you have major alignment and orthodontic issues. Dr. Cottrill might recommend an alternative treatment if this is the case. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is by scheduling an appointment.

What is involved in Invisalign treatment?

Dr. Cottrill can start by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. He may use a digital scanner to create 3-D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. With these, Dr. Cottrill will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

After that, Dr. Cottrill will fit customized plastic aligners to your teeth. While you wear them, the aligners gradually push your teeth where they are supposed to go for a straighter, more beautiful smile. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, Dr. Cottrill will occasionally make your new aligners. This process repeats until your smile has its new shape.

If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to Dr. Cottrill about Invisalign by calling his office or booking an appointment online today.