A Treatment That Lets You Live Your Life
If you want straight teeth and an aligned bite, but don’t want the restrictions that come with traditional braces, clear aligners might be a perfect fit!
At Sturgill Orthodontics, our doctors use 3M Clarity Aligners and Invisalign to provide effective and efficient treatment to create your perfect smile.
Invisalign in Johnson City & Norton
The only thing better than having an aligned bite and beautiful smile is achieving it with a treatment that doesn’t get in your way. Clear aligner options like Invisalign and 3M Clarity Aligners involve a series of removable, comfortable and almost invisible aligner trays.
The aligners are custom made based on Dr. Sturgill’s prescription and he’s able to plan out each individual tooth movement on a 3D model of your mouth for serious precision.
At Sturgill Orthodontics, we happen to be well versed in this revolutionary teeth-straightening option. In fact, Dr. Sturgill even teaches aspiring orthodontists the ins and outs of treating patients with clear aligners.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that utilizes a series of clear, customizable aligners that fit into your mouth much like a mouthguard. They’re made from a smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic material and since there’s no metal, wires or brackets, the system is supremely comfortable.
The aligners also happen to be virtually invisible. Dr. Sturgill and Dr. Williams can use them to straighten your teeth without detracting from your smile along the way.
As an added bonus, Invisalign is removable. You can take out your aligners for special occasions, to brush and floss your teeth and to eat. There are no food restrictions so you don’t have to bid farewell to corn on the cob or pizza crust.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign procedure is almost as efficient and exciting as the treatment itself. Here’s the path we take to perfect your smile with Invisalign at Sturgill Orthodontics:
Step 1: Free Consultation
First, you’ll schedule a free consultation at our office in Johnson City or Norton and meet with Dr. Sturgill or Dr. Williams.
They’ll conduct a thorough exam and let you know if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If you are, we’ll go over everything from the cost to what to expect throughout treatment.
Step 2: Develop a 3D Image of Your Teeth
Your Sturgill Orthodontics team will take pictures, make digital impressions with our iTero scanner and take X-rays.
Then, we’ll create a 3D digital image of your teeth based on the information we find. Dr. Sturgill or Dr. Williams will use the image to decide on the exact movements of each tooth. Talk about precise!
Invisalign will fabricate your custom aligners according to Dr. Sturgill’s or Dr. Williams’ treatment specifications.
Step 3: Get Your Aligners
Depending on your treatment plan, a series of aligners will be made just for your smile. You could receive as few as 12 or as many as 48, and these aligners are crafted from BPA-free, flexible, smooth plastic for the perfect fit.
You’ll wear them for at least 22 hours per day and take them out to brush and floss your teeth and eat.
Step 4: Change Your Aligners Every Week
Most patients at Sturgill Orthodontics wear each set of aligners for about one week. We’re the only practice in the area that allows for weekly aligner changes instead of every two weeks since we use a special customization technique.
This means you’ll finish treatment more quickly and aligners stay cleaner and clearer. As you continuously replace aligners with the next set in your series, your teeth will slowly shift into the final alignment prescribed by Dr. Sturgill or Dr. Williams.
You’ll stop into Sturgill Orthodontics every so often for a checkup so we can make sure your treatment is on track.
Step 5: The Big Reveal
Okay, so it’s not actually a big reveal since the nice thing about Invisalign is that you can clearly see your progress as you go along.
However, after you wear your final set of aligners, you’ll still get to celebrate your straight teeth and your new amazing smile!
Get Started With Invisalign
Dr. Sturgill is a Premier Invisalign provider and is so knowledgeable about the treatment he teaches it to orthodontic residents. If you’re looking for expert care, you’re definitely in the right place.
As a Tri-Cities expert in 3M Clarity and Invisalign aligners, Dr. Sturgill specializes in complex cases. That means he can get results, whether you have a mild case of crooked teeth or have a more complicated orthodontic issue.
When it comes to choosing between 3M Clarity Aligners or Invisalign, Dr. Sturgill and Dr. Williams will advise you about the best option to create a custom approach for your specific situation.
Schedule your free consultation at our office in Johnson City, TN or Norton, VA to learn if Invisalign or 3M Clarity Aligners are right for you.