Understanding the Invisalign Treatment Process

Straight teeth are easier to clean and create a more attractive smile. But not everyone wants to deal with a year or two of metal braces. Invisalign in Middletown makes it easy to straighten your teeth discreetly and keep your confidence:

Meeting With a Dentist
The Invisalign treatment process starts when you schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist or orthodontist. The dentist will ask you what you do not like about your teeth and what your goals are for the treatment process. Next, the dentist will examine your teeth to determine whether or not Invisalign is a good choice for your needs. This orthodontic treatment is used for overbites, underbites, open bites, gapped teeth, crowding, and crossbites, so it works for a variety of patients .

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Creating a Treatment Plan
If you decide to undergo treatment, your dentist will start creating your unique treatment plan. This includes taking pictures, impressions, and x-rays of your teeth so Invisalign can produce sets of aligners that will gradually change the position of your teeth. Your dentist will use Invisalign's images to design your treatment plan, determining which movements will be made and approximately how long the process will take.

Receiving Your Aligners
Your dentist will give you two or three pairs of plastic aligners and instruct you to wear each pair in the right order for at least two weeks before moving on to the next pair. Each pair of aligners slightly moves the teeth, resulting in a straight and attractive smile once treatment is over. These aligners are nearly invisible, making discreet treatment possible for anyone uninterested in metal braces. Aligners can be removed when eating and brushing teeth, but should be worn between 20 and 22 hours each day.

Maintaining Your New Smile
Once you finish treatment, you will receive a final pair of aligners. These are your retainers and should be worn every night while you sleep. Wearing retainers is essential for keeping teeth in their new position and preventing them from shifting back into their original spots. Healthy dental habits are also important for keeping teeth in good shape and making the most out of your Invisalign treatment.

Categories: Orthodontia, Invisalign

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