Invisalign Procedure

We are the Knoxville, TN dental practice designed to serve all your dental needs. And, we offer exceptional expertise with Invisalign® clear aligner technology. If you have begun to consider getting your teeth straightened or having your bite corrected, now is the time to look into affordable, effective orthodontic care from Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry.

Invisalign aligners offer you:

  • A series of trays fabricated to gradually move your teeth into optimal place
  • Almost invisibility
  • Smooth surfaces that do not irritate the soft tissue of the mouth
  • Removability for eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth

The comfortable and effective treatment can enhance both your appearance and your dental function at no more cost and taking no more time than traditional braces.

If you choose Invisalign we will take digital images of the teeth and a series of custom trays (aligners) will be fabricated.

Each aligner is shaped slightly differently. They will put a gentle pressure on the teeth. Approximately every two weeks, you will switch to a new set of aligners (a new tray for the upper teeth and a new tray for the lower teeth). Treatment will be completed in 9 to 24 months, depending on the amount of movement required and the number of hours per day you wear the aligners.

Teenage patients can enjoy the benefits of the Invisalign Teen® technology system. Invisalign Teen® is specially designed to help teens learn to take responsibility for their treatment. Each tray is equipped with unique blue dots, which will appear only when it is time to switch to a new tray. The dots will serve as a visible reminder for both you and your child. In addition, Invisalign Teen provides up to six replacements for missing aligners.

Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry also offers ClearCorrect™ Aligners.

Call us to schedule a complimentary initial consultation to learn more about clear braces and the most appropriate orthodontic treatment for you.

Dr. Micheal Costa

Dr. Costa

Dr. Stephen Malone

Dr. Malone

Knoxville Smiles at Malone & Costa Dentistry offers a unique dental care experience to our patients in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas. The crew is committed to protecting and increasing the natural beauty of your smile by employing conservative, cutting-edge techniques that result in attractive, long-lasting smiles!

Our dedicated and experienced team of doctors includes Dr. Stephen Malone, D.M.D., University of Louisville, and Dr. Michael Costa, D.D.S., UNC School of Dentistry, M.H.A., UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC. They are firm believers in continuing education to provide their patients with the finest possible care.

Drs. Costa and Malone see their patients as real partners in their service. Our team is committed to making your dental care journey as pleasant as possible.

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