How Does Invisalign and Invisalign Teen Work?
You may be somewhat familiar with how the Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® treatment works, but we’d like to take you through each step of the treatment process, from consultation to confident smile. Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign or Invisalign Teen and enjoy a better smile every day.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen Treatment Process
Your treatment begins after you schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Curtis at 714-990-5414. This is an important medical and financial decision. That's why choosing the right doctor and the right treatment plan is so essential. Keep in mind that not all orthodontists work with Invisalign, so it's important to find a doctor who has received the proper Invisalign training and can truly evaluate your needs and determine how Invisalign can help you.
During the consultation, you and Dr. Curtis will discuss your case in detail to determine if you're a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign now addresses many cases, from simple to more complex and Dr. Curt
is will determine if Invisalign is right for you.
2. A Customized Treatment Plan is Created
Dr. Curtis 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, Dr. Curtis will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Using the ClinCheck software, Dr. Curtis will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.
3. Receive Your Custom Aligners
Based on your individual 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. Change to your New Aligners as Instructed
Approximately every two to 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 Dr. Curtis, usually only every eight to ten weeks. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
5. Reveal and Maintain your New Smile
Congratulations! This is the time when you celebrate. You have reached the end of treatment and you will be smiling more than ever.
Once your treatment is complete, protect the beautiful new smile you have invested in. This is accomplished through the use of orthodontic retainers. There are many types of retainers available and based on your unique situation, Dr. Curtis will discuss what type is right for you.
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