Who is a candidate for Invisalign treatment in Knoxville, TN?
Drs. Pablo Foncea and Mariko McCall of Sequoyah Dental Arts in Knoxville, TN know how important it is for patients to have beautiful, healthy smiles. Patients with misalignment, crooked teeth, or even gaps between their teeth are welcome to ask about the benefits of undergoing a treatment such as Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Our team describes Invisalign as a revolutionary method of realigning the smile. This includes not only the arch alignment but also the bite. Invisalign works differently from traditional braces. Instead of using metal brackets and wires attached to the teeth to move them gradually over time, Invisalign works by using clear aligner trays made of plastic. These trays are made to fit tightly over the teeth and push them into better alignment in the same manner – without being seen! Most patients choose Invisalign because it is discreet, making it a wonderful solution for misaligned smiles.
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Who are candidates for Invisalign?
The best candidates for Invisalign treatment are individuals who have mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth or bite. Patients with more severe cases of misalignment or malocclusion are likely still better suited for traditional braces. Our team works with several orthodontists in the area and can provide a trustworthy referral for these individuals.
How does Invisalign work?
Patients first visit Drs. Pablo Foncea and Mariko McCall at Sequoyah Dental Arts for their initial consultation appointment. Our team will evaluate the smile and take x-rays to check the health of the teeth. Once patients have learned about Invisalign and been determined to be appropriate candidates, the team can move forward with the digital impressions of the natural teeth. These digitized pictures are sent to the Invisalign laboratory for the fabrication of a series of trays. Each tray is to be worn for two weeks before progressing to the next tray in the series. Over the course of time, the teeth are gradually repositioned into better alignment. It is important for patients to fully comply with their treatment and wear the trays day and night, except when eating, drinking, or caring for their teeth. Without proper compliance, patients may experience delays with their treatment and additional costs for more trays if the teeth shift out of place.
What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?
Many patients love Invisalign because of the many advantages it provides, especially over more traditional methods of improving smile alignment. Invisalign is:
- Affordable. Treatment is comparable in cost to traditional braces.
- Easy to use. Patients can easily remove and replace their aligner trays.
- Simple compliance. Wearing trays is the only step required by our patients.
- Discreet. The trays are made of transparent plastic, making them difficult to distinguish from the natural smile.
- Comfortable. No brackets or wires poke into the soft tissues of the mouth, making Invisalign a more comfortable alternative.
- Effective. Thousands of patients have undergone Invisalign in our practice and have been excited at the results they have achieved.
Because of the many advantages, patients who are interested in tooth realignment often ask about Invisalign. A consultation visit and examination are required for us to determine a patient’s candidacy before moving forward with this service.
What happens after Invisalign treatment is completed?
Once patients achieve the smile of their dreams, they can continue to use their final aligner tray as a retainer or ask for a special retainer through our practice to maintain the results. The tray or retainer should be worn at night every day to keep the teeth in place and maintain the alignment for many years to come.
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At Sequoyah Dental Arts, we understand how important it can be to have a beautiful smile. If you are faced with malocclusion or poor alignment of the dental arch, we encourage you to take the time to discuss your options with our team. Call the office at 2719 Kingston Pike at 865 973-9899. We welcome new patients into our practice!