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    Initial Consultation

    Your first step is to attend a consultation at your dentist or orthodontist’s office. During this appointment, you can discuss your needs and goals with your dentist. They will also perform a comprehensive evaluation of your bite and oral health to determine whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

    Designing Your Custom Plan

    Your dentist can take a series of scans or x-rays to examine the underlying structure of your teeth. They may use an iTero® digital scanner or another system to create a digital 3-D image of your smile. In some cases, they may take physical impressions instead.

    Using this information, your dentist can design a precise treatment plan and map out the expected movements of your teeth. At this point, they may also provide you with an estimate of how long your treatment will take. If your dentist has a digital scanner, they may be able to show you a preview of your expected results. Once you and your dentist are satisfied with the plan, your dentist can send the impressions to a laboratory where your aligner trays will be fabricated.

    The Invisalign Process

    During treatment, you will wear your Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours each day, removing them only to eat, brush your teeth, or floss. Wearing your aligners for the proper amount of time will keep you on track for your expected end-date. Every one to two weeks, you should replace your aligners with the next set in the series. Each new aligner is slightly different than the previous one and applies gentle pressure to guide your teeth into place.

    Since Invisalign treatment is tailored to the needs of each patient, your timeline may differ from others. However, most Invisalign treatment plans follow a similar format.

    The number of aligners needed varies from patient to patient. However, most patients are able to achieve their desired results in 12 to 18 months. Your dentist will likely recommend you schedule an Invisalign check-up every six weeks. During each appointment, your dentist can assess your progress and provide you with the next set of aligners.

    Most Invisalign patients undergo treatment from between 12 to 18 months.

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    Invisalign Timeline

    Treatment with Invisalign® is tailored to each individual patient and can be customized to suit your needs. Your Invisalign timeline will depend on the severity of your case and how consistently you wear your aligners. During your initial consultation, your dentist can provide you with an estimate of how long your treatment will take and fully explain all the steps involved. On average, the process takes about 12 months for adults.

    What dental issues can be corrected by Invisalign?
    • Although Invisalign was once considered only a cosmetic treatment for straightening teeth, the system is used today in modern dentistry to correct several issues, including-
    • Overbite- A condition wherein the upper teeth stick out and hang over the lower teeth
    • Open bite- A condition when upper teeth don't close over the lower teeth, and there is a gap between them
    • Underbite- When the Lowe law sticks out beyond the upper set of teeth
    • Gaps- If there is too much space between the teeth
    • Crossbite- A condition where the upper and lower teeth are misaligned
    • Crowded teeth
    What are some benefits of using Invisalign?

    There are many reasons for picking Invisalign system over traditional metal braces. Some of them include the following-

    • They are invisible- As the name suggests, the Invisalign system is practically invisible so that you can maintain a natural appearance.
    • They are removable. With Invisalign, you can remove the system while having your favorite food.
    • They are easy to maintain- Your dental hygiene does not suffer a hit with the Invisalign system. You can remove them and properly brush and floss your teeth.
    • They don't cut or injure your mouth- As there are no metal wires or brackets, there is practically a zero percent chance of cutting or injuring your mouth.
    • They are more comfortable- With no metal pieces in your mouth, the Invisalign system is much more comfortable than the traditional metal braces.
    • They give faster results- Invisalign systems are known to have a 50% shorter treatment time than traditional metal braces.

    If you want to change your smile for the better and want to straighten your teeth with Invisalign, contact our office at (954) 525-5662 or visit our website for booking today.