The 3 Stages of Invisalign Treatment
Choosing Invisalign treatment is your first step on your journey to a more harmonious, beautiful smile. All you need to do now is follow all the steps your dentist prescribes and wait for the clear aligners to do their job.
Invisalign clear braces are an excellent choice; treatment is discreet and comfortable and won’t impact your busy lifestyle. The aligners don’t irritate sensitive cheek tissue as bracket and wire braces sometimes can, and they’re removable so you can continue to eat all your favorite foods.
Let’s take a look at the three steps of Invisalign treatment that will transform your smile:
Step 1: Planning Your Treatment
During the first step, your dentist will take digital and x-ray images of your teeth. The details are shared with Invisalign software that allows your dentist to virtually plan, step by step, the exact movement of your teeth throughout treatment. Your case is then sent to a lab where several sets of aligners are customized to move your teeth sequentially through treatment.
Step 2: Wearing Your Aligners
Your dentist will see you periodically for checkups, but the success of the next step (moving your teeth) is dependent on your compliance in wearing the aligners at least 22 hours a day. You will be instructed to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks then move to the next set in the series. This length of treatment is different for everyone, but results can be achieved in as little as a year.
Step 3: Wearing Your Retainer
Congratulations! You committed yourself to treatment, and now you can finally smile with confidence again. But to preserve these results, you will need to be conscientious about wearing your retainer. If you don’t wear it as prescribed, it won’t be long before you undo all your effort.
Please Call for an Appointment
If you live in Metairie, LA and are interested in Invisalign, please call Oak Family Dental. We will be happy to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors who will explain treatment and determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.