Dentist in Knoxville, TN offers Invisalign orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth
Patients in the Knoxville, TN area who are interested in orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth but do not want traditional braces are encouraged to ask about Invisalign. Invisalign is an alternative to conventional brackets and wires and offers discreet treatment with professional-grade plastic aligner trays. Drs. Foncea and McCall at Sequoyah Dental Arts love providing Invisalign treatment for teenagers and adults ready to realign the smile without the embarrassment of braces.
The Invisalign orthodontic system is an advanced and revolutionary way to reposition the teeth conveniently. Patients who use Invisalign love the ability to transform their smile while not being embarrassed about orthodontic appliances covering their teeth. Invisalign is suitable for the treatment of many bite issues and mild malocclusion, including:
- Open bites
Also, Invisalign can be great for patients who have gaps or overcrowding present in their current smile. Invisalign is far less intrusive than traditional methods of realignment, making it a popular choice for many of our Knoxville, TN area patients.
How Invisalign works
The Invisalign process starts with a 3D digital scans of the current smile. These are sent to the Invisalign laboratories electronically to have a series of trays created for patient use. The number of Invisalign trays in a patient’s treatment will vary depending on the severity of their misalignment. Patients return to the dental office to receive their new trays after one to two weeks. During this visit, patients are educated on how to use and care for their trays. Each tray should be worn for two weeks before progressing to the next tray in the series. By the time the final tray is used, patients will have reached the desired results if they have complied with the treatment from start to finish. Patients can ask Drs. Foncea and McCall about a nighttime retainer to maintain the results after they have completed the entire procedure.
Benefits of Invisalign treatment
It is not unusual for patients to avoid telling their dentist they want to straighten their smile for fear of being referred to an orthodontic specialist. Many patients hate the idea of having brackets and wires covering their teeth, and the process needed to achieve the desired results. These appliances can also be embarrassing and can take years to straighten the smile. Instead, patients are educated on the benefits of Invisalign. Invisalign is:
- Affordable, and often comparable in cost with traditional braces
- Faster in achieving realignment
- More comfortable for patients as the trays are smooth plastic and fit precisely over the dental arch
- Unobtrusive and difficult to notice by others
- Removable, allowing patients to brush and floss their teeth for improved oral care throughout treatment
- Completed with fewer dental appointments than conventional braces
- Perfect for teenagers and adults seeking realignment of the smile
Invisalign is best utilized by patients who have mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth. To determine if a patient is a good candidate for Invisalign, it is best to start with a consultation appointment. This is a great time to speak to a professional about treatment and determine if Invisalign will work with your lifestyle. X-rays may be completed to check the current health of the smile. If a patient is a great fit for Invisalign, we will help patients get started with learning about their financing options. We set up an appointment to take digital impressions of the smile to create the custom trays.
Using Invisalign trays
The trays are removable but should be worn for at least 20 hours a day. Patients typically remove Invisalign only to eat, drink, brush, or floss. If patients do not comply with treatment, they may notice changes or delays in their treatment that may cost more to create additional trays. Patients must comply with treatment to get the results they desired in the timeframe promised by the dental team.
Request an appointment today
Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign? Are you considering an alternative treatment to traditional orthodontics? Do you want to achieve a beautiful smile without the embarrassment of conventional metal brackets and wires? If you are ready to speak to a professional in Knoxville, TN about your options, we invite you to call Sequoyah Dental Arts to schedule a consultation. Drs. Foncea and McCall are here to help and can be reached at 865 973-9899.
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