Clear Aligners in Spring Hill, TN

Discover Your New Smile at Dentistry by Design

Are you self-conscious about crooked teeth but hesitant to undergo traditional metal braces treatment? Dentistry by Design of Spring Hill, TN, led by Dr. Richard Robinette, offers revolutionary clear aligners, a discreet and comfortable way to straighten teeth without the hassle of brackets and wires.

Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners offer unparalleled convenience and aesthetics. At Dentistry by Design, we pride ourselves on providing the most advanced aligner technology available, ensuring a seamless orthodontic experience for our patients.

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are a modern orthodontic treatment that offers a discreet and comfortable way to straighten teeth. These aligners are designed to fit snugly over the teeth and gradually shift them into the desired position. Made from transparent plastic material, clear aligners are removable, allowing for easy oral hygiene maintenance and the ability to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

  • Discreet Appearance: Clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Clear aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably over your teeth, eliminating the discomfort and irritation often associated with traditional braces.
  • Removability: Clear aligners can be easily removed, making it convenient to eat, drink, brush, and floss without any restrictions.
  • Improved Oral Hygiene: With clear aligners, maintaining good oral hygiene is a breeze. Simply remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth, then pop them back in when you're done.
  • No Dietary Limitations: Unlike traditional braces, there are no food restrictions with clear aligners. You can enjoy your favorite meals and snacks without worrying about damaging your orthodontic appliances.
  • Predictable Results: Through advanced digital technology, Dentistry by Design of Spring Hill can create a personalized treatment plan and show you a clear roadmap of how your teeth will move over time, providing predictable results.
  • Shorter Treatment Duration: Clear aligners can often achieve desired results in a shorter time than traditional braces, depending on the complexity of the case.

The Clear Aligners Process


Your journey begins with a consultation at Dentistry by Design. During this initial visit, you will meet with our Spring Hill dentist, Dr. Robinette, who will evaluate your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment. They will determine if clear aligners are best for you and answer any questions.

Treatment Planning

To create your custom aligners, precise measurements of your teeth are needed. This can be done through digital scanning or traditional dental impressions. These impressions or scans will be the foundation for your personalized treatment plan.

Using advanced computer software, Dr. Robinette and his team will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. They’ll map out the gradual movement of your teeth and provide a visual representation of how your smile will transform throughout the treatment process.

Aligner Fabrication

Once your treatment plan is finalized, your aligners will be fabricated using state-of-the-art technology. Each set of aligners is custom-made to fit your teeth precisely. The aligners are typically made from transparent, BPA-free plastic material for optimal aesthetics and comfort.

Wearing the Aligners

You will receive a series of aligners, each designed to be worn for a specific duration, typically around two weeks. You will progress through the series, gradually shifting your teeth into their desired position. It's important to wear the aligners as instructed by your orthodontist, typically for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking (except for water), brushing, and flossing.

Throughout your treatment, you’ll have periodic check-up appointments with your orthodontic team at Dentistry by Design of Spring Hill, TN. These visits allow them to monitor your progress, ensure the aligners are effective, and make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

Completing Your Treatment

Once you have completed wearing all the aligners in your series, you’ll reach the end of your treatment. You’ll likely be prescribed retainers to maintain the new position of your teeth. Retainers help prevent them from shifting back to their original alignment.

This retention phase is crucial to ensure the long-term success of your treatment. Dr. Robinette will provide instructions on how and when to wear your retainers. It's essential to follow these guidelines to preserve your newly straightened smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are clear aligners painful to wear?

Clear aligners are designed for maximum comfort. While you may experience some mild discomfort or pressure during the initial stages of wearing a new set of aligners, it is typically temporary and a sign that the aligners are effectively shifting your teeth. As you progress through your treatment, you will find that any discomfort diminishes over time.

How long does the clear aligner treatment take?

The duration of aligner treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case and your specific treatment goals. Generally, treatment with clear aligners takes anywhere from six to 18 months, with most patients achieving their desired results within a year. Your orthodontic team will create a customized treatment plan and provide an estimate of the duration during your initial consultation.

How often should I wear my clear aligners?

For optimal results, it’s recommended to wear your clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. The aligners should only be removed while eating, drinking (except for water), brushing, and flossing. Consistency in wearing your aligners is key to achieving the desired outcome within the estimated treatment duration.

Can anyone get clear aligners?

Clear aligners are suitable for many orthodontic cases, including mild to moderate crowding, spacing issues, and bite problems. However, the best way to determine if clear aligners are the right treatment option is to schedule a consultation with an experienced orthodontist. They’ll assess your specific needs and provide expert guidance on the most suitable treatment plan for you.

Schedule Your Orthodontic Consultation with Dr. Robinette

Achieving a confident and beautiful smile is within reach with the modern orthodontic solution of clear aligners. Dentistry by Design of Spring Hill, TN, offers top-notch expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a personalized approach to help you transform your smile discreetly and comfortably. Say goodbye to self-consciousness and embrace the power of clear aligners for a straighter, more confident you.

Schedule your appointment at Dentistry by Design by calling 931-771-8500 or filling out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting patients from Spring Hill and the surrounding areas of Bethesda, Jameson, and Thompson Station, TN.

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