Knoxville area dentist offers Invisalign orthodontic treatment as an alternative to conventional braces
A straighter smile is a beautiful smile, but not everyone in Knoxville, TN is born with naturally aligned teeth. Instead, these patients may benefit from orthodontic treatment. At Sequoyah Dental Arts, we know that many patients want to avoid having dental treatments such as metal brackets and wires covering their smile while they straighten the teeth. Therefore, Dr. Pablo Foncea and Dr. Mariko McCall are pleased to offer orthodontic treatment alternatives such as Invisalign therapy.
Understanding how Invisalign works
While traditional braces work by connecting brackets to wires within the arch to push teeth into a more attractive and better functioning position, Invisalign works differently with clear trays. These aligner trays are fabricated with initial 3D scans of the patient’s current smile. Using specialized software, these scans are used to create a series of trays that take patients from their present smile to their dream smile. Patients are given these trays to use every day. The trays gently reposition the teeth into better alignment to ensure proper function and appearance of the dental arch. Patients can complete treatment on only the top, only the bottom, or on both dental arches, depending on their unique needs.
Why do patients choose Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular treatment for teenagers and adults. This is because it is a discreet alternative to conventional braces. Most patients do not want metal covering their smile for months or years to improve their smile, and enjoy using Invisalign trays because they are:
- Easy to care for
- Simple to use
In addition, Invisalign is an excellent way for patients to maintain their oral health and wellness. This is because Invisalign trays are easy to remove, allowing patients to brush and floss as they always do. Improving oral health is key during orthodontic treatment to reduce the risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. By avoiding metal brackets and wires, caring for the smile is easy!
How long do I wear the trays?
The number of trays in a patient’s Invisalign series will vary depending on the severity of their misalignment. Each tray is to be worn for at least 20 hours a day for two weeks. Then, patients progress to the next tray in the series. The tray provides slow and gentle repositioning of the teeth to ensure long-lasting results. Patients typically wear their trays all day and night, removing them to eat, drink, brush, or floss. Patients who comply with Invisalign treatment as directed will obtain the desired results within the expected period.
Request a consultation appointment with Dr. Pablo Foncea and Dr. Mariko McCall to find out if you are a candidate!
To start Invisalign treatment, patients need to schedule a consultation visit and initial evaluation with Dr. Pablo Foncea and Dr. Mariko McCall. The doctors and their team are readily available at 2719 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, TN. By calling 865 973-9899 today, patients can request an appointment and discuss their dental needs with a professional offering Invisalign as an alternative. We accept new patients considering general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures in our state-of-the-art facility.
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