Invisalign Treatment Processes
1) Talk to an Invisalign Provider : Your treatment begins after you select the experienced Invisalign Preferred Provider that you feel most comfortable with and schedule your initial consultation. Because you will be interacting with this doctor on a regular basis Keep in mind that not all orthodontists work with Invisalign, so it's important to find a orthodontist who has received the proper Invisalign training and can truly evaluate your needs and determine how Invisalign can help you.
2) A Customized Treatment Plan is Created for You : Your orthodontist will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment.
3) Receive Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan: A series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they're virtually invisible, most people won't even notice you're wearing them.
4) Wear a New Aligner Every Two-Three Weeks : Approximately every two-three weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with your orthodontist, usually only every six-nine weeks or so. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.