Knoxville area patients ask, is Invisalign safe?
When patients consider straightening their smile, they are often introduced to the concept of braces. However, many patients are turned off at the idea of having metal brackets and wires glued onto their teeth for months, sometimes years, at a time to straighten their smile. This is when many patients decide not to improve their smile. Thankfully, orthodontics have come a long way over time and now Knoxville area dentists such as Dr. Pablo Foncea may suggest patients consider solutions such as Invisalign.
Invisalign is a method of repairing the smile that instead of brackets and wires, uses clear plastic aligner trays. Dr. Pablo Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts in Knoxville often suggests these for patients who are not interested in having traditional orthodontics covering their smile but would prefer an effective, less noticeable alternative. Invisalign is popular with both teenagers and adults and can be used for mild to moderate malocclusion.
Many patients who have considered alternatives to conventional braces have asked, is Invisalign safe? Invisalign is completely safe and effective, and can be an affordable way for patients to readjust their teeth when misalignment is a concern. Invisalign can be used for aesthetic realignment or realignment of the bite.
The process to obtain Invisalign is also safe. Patients will have an examination during their consultation appointment to find out if their condition would allow for improvement with Invisalign aligner trays. Patients can take this time to learn about the process and ask any questions they may have regarding the care and attention needed to use these aligner trays appropriately for optimum results. Patients will then undergo a series of impressions which are used to create a number of trays to be worn two weeks at a time until the final tray repositions the teeth right where they’ll stay—for good! This final tray can be used as a retainer after treatment to maintain alignment.
Dr. Pablo Foncea encourages new and existing patients to take the time to learn about Invisalign and decide if it is right for them. Contact his practice, Sequoyah Dental Arts, to book a consultation visit with him and his team to find out if Invisalign is appropriate and can help enhance your smile.