3394 S Houston Levee Rd #100
Collierville, TN 38017
Phone: (901) 726-3878
Your trusted Collierville orthodontist
Dr. Kyle Fagala graduated summa cum laude from Harding University with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then completed dental school at the University of Tennessee before being accepted as one of four residents into the University of Tennessee Department of Orthodontics. This prestigious 3-year program in Memphis, TN. is known for its intensive, full-time clinical training and for being the oldest orthodontic school in the South. Dr. Fagala graduated in May of 2013 with a certificate in orthodontics,as well as a master's degree in Dental Science for his thesis on three-dimensional imaging of the airway.
Dr. Fagala is a Board Certified Orthodontist, a designation that is held by only 30% of orthodontists. He is also the course director and lecturer of Development of the Occlusion, a class for 1st year dental students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Fagala is well-known in orthodontic circles for his expertise in orthodontic social media and digital marketing. He lectures regularly on the topic to large audiences of orthodontists, and even hosts his own web series called The Digital Orthodontist. In 2016, Dr. Fagala became a speaker and Key Opinion Leader for 3M Oral Care, a global leader in orthodontic technology, innovation, and research.
Dr. Fagala is also a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Tennessee Association of Orthodontists
- Memphis Association of Orthodontists (Secretary, Treasurer)
- American Dental Association
- Tennessee Dental Association
- Memphis Dental Society (Vice President, Treasurer, Communications Chair)
- Mid-South Mission of Mercy (Digital Marketing Chair, Media Ambassador)
- Smiles Change Lives
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these components work together to apply gentle pressure, in order to gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Collierville braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, from simple to complex. Traditional braces can reduce overall treatment time because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth when compared to other options. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Collierville braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
The Collierville Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners, instead of brackets and bands, to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible. To keep the teeth moving in the right direction, they are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. Collierville Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign after a free consultation.
Collierville Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs. This includes your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will give a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!