Farragut area dentist describes the process of Invisalign
Many Farragut area patients who have considered Invisalign therapy for realigning their teeth have already done their research. Alternatively, perhaps they were educated on this “clear braces” alternative by their dentist, Dr. Pablo Foncea. Patients often ask exactly how the Invisalign process works and whether they are appropriate candidates for treatment. Patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation visit at Sequoyah Dental Arts and see if Invisalign is appropriate and suitable for their misalignment and their lifestyle.
The process starts with a consultation with an Invisalign provider. Dr. Pablo Foncea has offered Invisalign for many years and has helped hundreds of patients transform their smiles with this technology. Instead of using metal brackets and wires to force teeth into new position, Invisalign works by gently repositioning the teeth with a series of clear aligner trays. Patients can speak with Dr. Pablo Foncea during this initial consultation appointment about whether they are appropriate candidates for this treatment.
The process of fabricating the precision aligners requires impressions of the teeth, which are digitized and sent to the Invisalign laboratory for the creation of the trays. An entire series is made, and the number of trays in one’s series may differ from the number in another’s, depending on the severity of the misalignment.
In a week or two, patients return to Sequoyah Dental Arts when their aligner trays arrive from the Invisalign laboratories. Patients speak to their dentist about how to wear them, care for them, and about when to change them. These trays are to be worn at all times with the exception of when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Every two weeks, patients switch to the next tray in their series to enjoy the slow but steady results of Invisalign treatment.
After the series has been completed, patients return to Sequoyah Dental Arts for a final examination. At this time, Dr. Foncea will determine if they will benefit from the use of a retainer to maintain alignment. Sometimes retainers are used in situations where the teeth show they may continue to shift if not held in place.