How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is an incredibly popular dental treatment that can be used to treat your less-than-straight teeth in order to give you a straighter and more beautiful smile. Invisalign is often done as an alternative to traditional braces, since Invisalign is much more convenient, faster and less visible than traditional braces. If you want to know how Invisalign works, then consider the following guide that will help understand how Invisalign can give you a better looking smile.
Step One: Consultation
The first step in any Invisalign journey is the initial consultation. A doctor will give you an examination and help guide you through what Invisalign can do for your teeth based on what they see during their examination. A consultation is essential because different people may have different results with Invisalign. Some people may not see a significant differnece at all from their original smile, while others could see a completely transformed smile that will change they way they look in a big way. It’s important to listen to what the doctor tells you regarding your changes for change from using Invisalign.
Step Two: Personal Treatment Plan
Once the doctor has examined you, they will perform a digital scan which can be used to create a highly customized, personal treatment plan that is specifically designed for your needs. This digital treatment scan will even let the doctor predict what your new smile will look like, although of course the real results can vary depending on a number of different factors.
Step Three: Wait for your Aligners to Be Made
Once you have your treatment plan, you will need to wait for your Invisalign aligners to be made. Each Invisalign aligner is custom made using a highly advanced customization process. Your advanced Invisalign aligners will be completely customized for you so that no one else can wear them.
Step Four: Get Your First Aligners
With Invisalign, you will actually be replacing your Invisalign every so often as your teeth begin to shift and change; as your teeth progress, you will need new aligners to handle the current state of your teeth, which is something that your Invisalign treatment team will handle when it comes to it.
The first aligners will be the very first Invisalign aligners on your journey towards a better looking smile, so make sure that you take care of them!
Step Five: Enjoy life (and wait for Invisalign to start working)
You will be going through the Invisalign process for about 12 to 18 months, depending on factors such as the current condition of your teeth, how well your teeth respond to the Invisalign trays, and simply how fast and effective Invisalign is for your personal case. Since Invisalign are so minimally invasive and don’t cause pain or discomfort, you will be able to live in mostly as before, with a few food restrictions due to the Invisalign trays.
Remember to take proper care of your new Invisalign and to follow all instructions regarding what you can and can’t eat, the best techniques for brushing and flossing, and anything else that could potentially divert your success.