If you’re looking for to straighten your teeth in a subtler way, Invisalign is the process for you. Invisalign uses a series of clear customized trays that are completely inconspicuous. If you are interested in this treatment and are not quite sure if this is the right process for you, here are a few steps you would go through.
- Consultation: Before treatment can begin, your dentist needs to ensure you are going to be a good candidate during an initial consultation. The severity of your teeth will be the determining factor on if you will be a candidate for Invisalign. Too crooked of teeth do not work well with Invisalign, because they need a sturdier option. During the consultation, the cost of treatment will also be covered.
- Teeth impressions: Once you confirm you want to move ahead with your treatment plan, your doctor will take impressions of your teeth using advanced technology. The impressions will be used to create your customized plastic trays, which will contain your invisible aligners for each step of the treatment plan.
- Invisible Aligners: When you receive your invisible aligners, your dentist will explain how and when to wear them. Although they are removable, they should be worn most of the day and taken out only to eat and clean the teeth. When you remove the aligners, you should brush your teeth and them, to ensure they are clean and not causing harm to your dental health.
- Checkups and Aligner Changes: Approximately every few weeks, you will receive a new, slightly adjusted set of aligners. Each set are designed to move the teeth gradually into a straighter position than the previous set.
- Retainers: At the end of your treatment, you receive retainers to keep your teeth aligned. Your retainers may be fixed or removable, depending on your preferences and your dentist’s recommendations. The retainers will prevent your teeth from returning to their previous misaligned positions, if you wear them as directed.
Invisalign can make the teeth straightening process comfortable and confidential. If you are interested in the Invisalign process, schedule an appointment with your doctor. They will be able to dive deeper into the information and process for you.