Invisalign treatment is a process just like any other medical procedure. Below are the general steps involved in Invisalign treatment.
1. Consultation with an Invisalign Provider
You should first select a qualified Atascadero Invisalign provider. Ensure you choose a provider that you are comfortable around. You should also ensure that the doctor has received Invisalign training since not all dentists and orthodontists work with Invisalign. During the consultation, you will be examined if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. You may also ask any questions or the cost at this stage.
2. Customization of Your Treatment Plan
Impressions, x rays, and pictures of your teeth will be taken. Your dentist will map out your treatment plan including the movement of your teeth. At this period he or she can determine the time your treatment will take. Although each individual has is unique, adult treatment takes approximately one year.
3. Receiving the Custom Aligners According To the Treatment Plan
Clear aligners are created for you based on your treatment plan. They are made of comfortable and smooth BPA-free plastic that does not irritate the gum or cheeks. Your teeth will gradually and greatly shift into place as you wear each set of aligners. Since they are clear, only few people will realize you are wearing them.
4. Wearing a New Set of Aligners after Two Weeks
As you advance to each stage, you will be wearing each set of aligners at least for two weeks. To get the desired results, you should wear the aligners at least 20 to 22 hours in a day. You will occasionally visit your dentist after around six weeks.
5. Revealing Your New Smile and Maintaining It
After finishing your treatment, you will start smiling more often. Since you have invested on your smile, ensure you protect it.