Modern types of braces available in Knoxville, TN practice

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Braces often get a bad rap. Patients think of months, sometimes years, of covering the smile with metal brackets and wires. They may remember the days of junior high and high school when friends with braces were called “metal mouth” and “brace face.” Luckily, adult patients interested in improving the alignment of their smiles now have modern types of braces to choose from, including Invisalign.

Invisalign is available to patients in and around the Knoxville, TN area who visit Sequoyah Dental Arts. Dr. Pablo Foncea and his team encourage patients to learn about the advantages of using Invisalign in lieu of traditional orthodontia. Patients with mild to moderate misalignment can benefit from the use of Invisalign to improve their smiles.

Invisalign avoids the need for brackets and wires. Instead, this method focuses on realigning the smile by using clear aligner trays. These are custom-made using precision impressions of the teeth at the beginning of treatment. A special computerized program determines the changes needed to achieve the desired smile and creates a series of trays. Each tray is worn for two weeks before the next is used. Over the course of several months, the smile gradually straightens and patients enjoy the benefits of a more beautifully aligned smile.

There are several benefits to using Invisalign instead of metal braces. Invisalign is more discreet with the clear plastic trays blending in with the smile. Patients love how comfortable the trays are and avoiding the scratching and irritation often caused by brackets and wires with traditional orthodontia. Treatment time is comparable, as is the cost, and patients often make the “clear” choice. It is important, however, that patients with Invisalign use them correctly and comply with treatment to achieve the desired results.

If you live in or around the community of Knoxville, TN and want to learn about alternative, modern methods of aligning the smile without metal bracket and wire braces, now is the perfect time to make an appointment with Dr. Pablo Foncea. Call Sequoyah Dental Arts today at 865 973-9899 to determine candidacy for Invisalign treatment through our state-of-the-art dental practice.

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