How does Invisalign work?
If you’re an adult considering orthodontics to improve the appearance of your smile, you might consider Invisalign as an option to straighten your teeth. Many of our adult patients do not want to deal with the same silver brackets and wires that their teenagers are wearing and so we offer Invisalign as an alternative to traditional orthodontics.
What needs to happen first?
To get started, we gather the necessary data to create your Invisalign aligners. We take impressions, make models, take x-rays, and plan your treatment information to send to the dental lab where we will create your trays. Once you receive your trays, you will need to wear them at least twenty-two hours per day for the best results.
You will receive a series of clear trays and change them out approximately every two weeks. Each tray will be slightly different and gently move your teeth to your desired location.
We will still keep regular appointments with you in our office so that we can monitor your treatment and make sure that it’s on track. You will be able to monitor your progress visually because Invisalign is completely clear and nearly invisible.
Once you complete your orthodontic treatment, we will make a retainer for you to wear to keep your teeth from drifting back to their original location.
Call us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment!