Nashville Orthodontist
414 Union St, Ste. 800
Nashville, Tennessee 37219 US
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Aligners Changed my Bite

Originally I had braces when I was a young teen. I noticed my teeth starting shifting in my early 40's. Not significantly, but my k9's started turning inward and it was bothering me. I viewed it as a simple fix and was impressed by all the positive reviews. Fast forward 6 months and a visit to my regular dentist. He voices serious concerns that the aligners have significantly changed my...

Starting my SmileDirectClub Experience Soon - Nashville, TN

After deciding to straighten my teeth at the age of 36, I made an appointment with an orthodontist. The next day, I saw an ad for SmileDirectClub on Facebook. I spent the weekend researching it. Although I live in TX, I was leaving for Nashville the next week for a business trip. It just so happens that SmileDirectClub is based out of Nashville. So, on Monday 7/18/16, I saw an orthodontist to...

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: DDS, University of Tennessee, 1971
    Graduate: MS, Orthodontics, Northwestern University, 1973

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Are anchors required to move teeth properly with clear braces? Smile Direct Club doesn't use them.

For inpatient invisible aligner treatment, your orthodontist or dentist may prescribe anchors (or buttons or attachments as they're sometimes called)... READ MORE

Overbite, crowding, gap. Am I a good candidate? (Photo)

I recommend that you submit your information so a licensed doctor can make a determination based on the data you share. There are many clinical data... READ MORE

If I still have a baby tooth would I need to have it pulled first before I start my SmileDirectClub treatment?

There are many clinical data points used to determine if the patient is a candidate for aligner orthodontic therapy. If you have interest in having... READ MORE

Is this a viable option for me? I've never had braces and am only concerned with the bottom teeth. (Photos)

There are many clinical data points used to determine if the patient is a candidate for aligner orthodontic therapy. If you have interest in having... READ MORE

I'm on month 5 of 7: I haven't really noticed any difference in my teeth.

You can submit photos to the patient care department to be considered for refinement . Refinement is a natural process through any orthodontic... READ MORE

Are braces my only option? I would prefer Smile Direct Club or Invisalign. (Photos)

You may be a candidate for SmileDirectClub, but in order to confirm this, you would need to complete the smile assessment so that our licensed dental... READ MORE

Do braces weaken teeth?

Braces widen the periodontal ligament during tooth movement. This causes the teeth to feel "loose" . This doesn't weaken the teeth at all because... READ MORE

Wearing Aligners for 17 hours a day?

From my experience prescribing SmileDirectClub invisible aligners, there are some treatment plans that only require 17 hours of daily wear. This is... READ MORE

Is this teeth straightening method dangerous/ineffective for mild/moderate cosmetic issue?

I've never prescribed YourSmileDirect (located in England I believe), but I have prescribed SmileDirectClub invisible aligners, and they are a safe,... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.