What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is a great advancement in dental technology. This teeth-straightening system utilizes clear aligners to apply pressure and slowly move teeth over time. They’re removable, comfortable, and best of all – practically invisible! This means good habits, like brushing and flossing, are much easier and you don’t have to worry about changing your diet like you would traditional braces.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
At your initial consultation, you’ll go over your unique needs and the smile you hope to achieve at the end of your treatment. When your plan has been decided, you’ll begin your treatment which involves several steps:
- Take x-rays and impression of your current teeth positions
- Plan out the desired movement into the ideal positions over time
- Receive your custom-made clear aligners, to be worn exactly as instructed for optimal results
- Have your results monitored over the next several weeks, and swap out your trays as needed – again, to ensure optimal results.
Moving from one set of trays to the next every couple of weeks, and wearing them as instructed, moves you throughout the steps in the process – ultimately leading to your new, ideal smile!