Invisalign

The Invisalign® system uses virtually invisible aligners to straighten teeth comfortably. The aligners are custom-made to fit the teeth, and are easily removable so patients can eat, drink, brush and floss. The advantage that Invisalign teeth aligners have is that they are virtually undetectable.

How does the Invisalign system work?

The Invisalign system uses advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology to project tooth movement in the patient’s mouth. This allows Dr. Kussman to create a series of clear, custom-made aligners, that gradually move the teeth in line with one another. A patient wears each aligner for one to two weeks, then moves on to the next set, and then the next, until the teeth-positioning goal has been met.

What does the Invisalign system treat?

In addition to straightening crooked or misaligned teeth, Invisalign aligners can eliminate crowding and large spaces between teeth. More complex conditions, such as overbites, underbites and crossbites, can also be treated.

Benefits of Invisalign aligners?

 Invisalign aligners offer many benefits that include:

  • Little to no impact on daily life
  • Cosmetic Appeal
  • Flexible payment options (We offer an in-house payment plan!)
  • Greater flexibility because aligners can be removed at any time
  • Easier to keep teeth clean and healthy
  • No dietary restrictions
  • No “tightening” required

Who are good candidates for Invisalign treatment?

The Invisalign system is an effective tool for straightening teeth, and is suitable for patients who are fourteen years of age and older, and who want to:

  • Straighten crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Eliminate teeth crowding
  • Close up large spaces between the teeth
  • Correct overbites, underbites and crossbites

A patient interested in Invisalign aligners should schedule an initial appointment with Dr. Kussman at (615) 346-3007.

How does Invisalign treatment start?

The first step is for a patient to make an appointment with Dr. Kussman, who will decide whether the Invisalign system is appropriate. If so, our office will use our iTero scan to scan and access your teeth and we will provide a course of treatment. An iTero can help Dr. Kussman to get a comprehensive scan of your teeth to get the best fit for your Invisalign aligners.. Our state-of-the-art scanner uses cameras to create a 3D image of your teeth which helps to create a customized treatment plan.

Steps in the treatment process include:

  1. iTero in-office scans are made and sent out for processing
  2. Aligners are created using advanced 3-D computer imaging based on the scans
  3. Our patient receives the custom-made aligners

How long does Invisalign treatment take? 

Typically, Invisalign treatment takes several months from start to finish. The patient sees Dr. Kussman for a short appointment every 6 to 8 weeks to review progress. The next set of aligners are given to the patient at each visit.

Does the Invisalign system work? 

Absolutely! Invisalign aligners have been shown to be highly effective at straightening teeth. 

Is Invisalign treatment covered by insurance?

Some dental plans have orthodontic benefits. Our office is happy to check your specific plan. We offer an In-House payment plan for patients with and without orthodontic coverage. This plan is offered interest free.

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WHAT HAPPENS FOR YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT?

01. Get to know Dr. Kussman & the team.

02. We will perform various tests for your oral health.

03. We will create a dental plan based on your individual needs.

"I can't express how much I LOVE Dr. Kussman and her team. I have had MAJOR dental work done all of my life and they make me feel relaxed and calm, despite all of my anxieties."

– Deana Cavanaugh, Actual Patient

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