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Victoria Tatum, DMD, PA

92 Courtenay Drive

Charleston, SC 29403

Invisalign Preferred Provider American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry

Invisalign

Invisalign Preferred Provider

 

FREE INVISALIGN SIMULATION

Tatum Denstistry is currently offering a FREE Invisalign Simulation for a limited time!

 

Using our iTero Digital Impression System we will take photos of your teeth, and after a few minutes you'll be able to see Your New Smile from all angles. We can even order your Invisalign clear braces that day!

 

Contact Tatum Dentistry to schedule your FREE assessment today!

 

Watch The Invisalign Simulation Video Below To See How It Works

 

 

Invisalign Clear Braces in Charleston, SC

 

No matter how old you are when you start thinking about getting braces, the idea of sporting a mouth full of brackets and wires is probably a turnoff. Fortunately, there’s a cutting-edge solution for straightening teeth that doesn't involve traditional braces: Invisalign. And at Victoria Tatum DMD PA, we offer Invisalign braces to our valued patients in Charleston, SC.

 

 

Revamp Your Smile

 

With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without anyone around you being the wiser. Invisalign treatment involves a series of clear, removable aligners designed to gradually improve your alignment and bite. This means you won't have to shy away from the camera while you're undergoing treatment, and you won't have to inconvenience yourself by drastically altering your oral healthcare routine.

 

A brand new smile could be yours sooner than you think, and it all starts with a call to Victoria Tatum DMD PA. Call today (843) 577-6453 to schedule a consultation and find out if Invisalign is right for you.

 

 

Dr. Tatum is an Invisalign Preferred Provider.

 

Preferred Provider status helps ensure a great Invisalign® treatment experience for patients. Align Technology assigns this status to dentists when:

 

They have developed the proficiency and expertise to better design an Invisalign treatment plan that meets patients’ needs. The doctors demonstrate commitment to learning the latest in technology advances through continuing education and then implementing what you've learned. Patients can be more confident that the treatment they provide will result in the outcomes they expect.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. What is Invisalign?

 

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that allows doctors to straighten teeth using a series of clear, removable, nearly invisible, plastic appliances called aligners.

 

Q. How does Invisalign work?

 

Dr.Tatum takes records of the patient’s teeth, including impressions, fills out an Invisalign treatment plan, and sends all the material to Align Technology. At Align, a computer model of the patient’s teeth is created from the impressions. Align then uses its advanced, 3-D imaging software to generate a graphical representation of Dr. Tatum’s treatment plan—almost like an animated movie of the way the patient’s teeth will move from the current position to the final desired position.

 

Dr. Tatum reviews and approves the rendering of her treatment plan (the 3-D movie) on a secure portion of Align’s website. Align Technology produces a series of clear, plastic aligners that correspond to the stages of tooth movement in the 3-D movie. The patient wears each stage of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Week by week, the patient’s teeth are straightened millimeter by millimeter.

 

Q. Is this a new way to straighten teeth?

 

Doctors have successfully used removable appliances for years for very limited treatment. With the application of 3-D computer technology and mass- customization, Invisalign can be used to treat almost anyone who wants straighter teeth.

 

Q. What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

 

Nearly invisible: You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Removable: You can eat and drink what you want. Better oral hygiene: You can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Comfortable: There are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasion.

 

Q. Who can benefit from Invisalign?

 

Experienced doctors can use Invisalign to treat the vast majority of people who want straighter teeth. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, two-thirds to three-fourths of American adults (between 136 and 154 million) have some sort of malocclusion (crooked teeth) and could benefit from orthodontic treatment.

 

Q. How long does treatment take?

 

Like traditional braces, the length of treatment depends on the complexity of the case. Treatment time is about the same as conventional braces—about a year.

 

Q. Can any doctor treat patients with Invisalign?

 

Doctors must complete Invisalign certification to treat patients with Invisalign.

 

Q. Dr. Vicki Tatum is an Invisalign Preferred Provider. What does this mean?

 

Preferred Provider status helps ensure a great Invisalign® treatment experience for patients. Invisalign® assigns this status to dentists when:

 

They have developed the proficiency and expertise to better design an Invisalign treatment plan that meets patients’ needs. The doctors demonstrate commitment to learning the latest in technology advances through continuing education and then implementing what you've learned. Patients can be more confident that the treatment they provide will result in the outcomes they expect.

 

Q. How much does Invisalign cost?

 

Several factors impact cost of treatment, such as complexity of the case, market price within the patient’s geographic area, etc. An Align survey of certified doctors across the country indicates that average fees for Invisalign range from $4500–$5500, usually comparable to metal, clear or ceramic braces.

 

Q. Am I too old for Invisalign?

 

Invisalign can be used to treat adult patients of any age. Many of our Invisalign patients are 65+ years old. During the complimentary consultation, Dr. Tatum will help determine whether or not Invisalign is suitable for you. Call now to reserve an appointment for the complimentary consultation: (843) 577-6453.

 

Q. Does insurance cover Invisalign?

 

Typically, an insurance policy that covers traditional braces also covers Invisalign to the same extent. In addition, Dr. Tatum offers financing through CareCredit®. Regarding insurance policies, it is recommended that patients are familiar with their individual policy as they can greatly vary.

 

Q. Is Invisalign FDA approved?

 

Invisalign has FDA clearance as a Class I device.

 

Dr. Tatum will be providing complimentary Invisalign consultations to answer your questions about the exciting Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign is right for you, call now and schedule an appointment for this! (843) 577-6453.

 

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