With Invisalign, the days of cementing metal to teeth and adjusting wires (like with traditional braces) are over! Invisalign offers a treatment to give you the best smile possible and it’s nearly invisible. It is good to know a bit about the process before you can decide if it is the right treatment for you. With that in mind, we will discuss below what you can expect with your Invisalign treatment.
A Custom Plan Designed Just for You
Since every set of teeth are different, the doctors at the Invisalign Group will design a custom program for you to get the proper results from your treatment. This includes:
- Photographs of your teeth
- Digital xrays
- Moulded impressions
The Invisalign Group will then use this information to predict how your teeth will move during treatment and design a customized plan of action just for you. With today’s technology, the Invisalign Group can have an accurate picture of how your teeth will look weeks and months from now, as well as the what your final smile will look like at the end of the treatment!
Invisalign works by creating a custom set of aligners to fit your teeth. Once your aligners are ready, a special set of fasteners are bonded to the teeth in order to facilitate the aligner placement. The aligners clip into the fasteners. The fasteners are invisible as well and are removed after treatment is complete.
Aligners are switched out for new ones approximately every two weeks.
Each set of customized aligners are created to continue (in the process) where the previous set left off, moving your teeth along in the treatment.Every new set of aligners requires some adjustment, similar to traditional braces. Expect each new set to be a little uncomfortable at first. As your teeth move, the aligners become more comfortable as you continue to wear them. This shows you that the Invisalign treatment is working!
Wearing your Invisalign braces
You will be given several sets of aligners by Invisalign Group that you can replace yourself every two weeks.
Invisalign aligners should be worn every day and taken out only for brushing and for meals. You can expect to visit your Invisalign Group dentist about every six weeks. They can make any adjustments to your fittings or treatment as needed.
There are no real limitations as to what you can eat or drink during your Invisalign treatment. And the best part is no one will know you’re wearing them during treatment. Things have certainly come since the days of metal braces!
After your Invisalign treatment
After the conclusion of your invisalign treatment, there is always the possibility that your teeth may move back a bit. This is where a retainer can become useful. After treatment, a discussion with your Invisalign Group dentist will help you decide which retainer is right for you.
Please let us know if you have any questions about Invisalign or the Invisalign treatment process. We’d love to hear from you!