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An Overview of How the Invisalign Treatment Works

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Invisalign bracesDid you know that Invisalign aligners typically work faster than traditional braces in correcting teeth alignment? They are also designed for both teenagers and adults.

Teenagers who are embarrassed to wear traditional metal braces don’t have to worry; Invisalign aligners are clear and very discreet. Even adults who are worried about how wearing traditional braces may impact their schedule don’t have to worry about the same thing with Invisalign.

As early as three months after starting the treatment, you may already see results. In many cases, the treatment takes only a year, as opposed to traditional braces that may take as long as two years to do the job.

First Meeting

Invisalign treatment is both a dental and a financial decision, so it’s important to choose a right Invisalign provider like MiSmile from the outset. When you feel comfortable with a provider, they can discuss the treatment with you and set your expectations. They will also determine whether you are a candidate for the treatment.

Impressions

Your dentist will either make physical impressions of your mouth or use a digital scanning system (such as an iTero®) to create 3D images of your teeth in less time. Using 3D images, your dentist can show you how your teeth will move during the treatment. At this point, you will find out from your dentist how long the treatment will take. Every treatment is customised for the patient.

Aligners

You will receive your aligners from your dentist. These are made of a clear material from SmartTrack®. They are nearly invisible when worn, so your friends might not even notice. You will start wearing them for a minimum 20 hours a day. Remove them when you eat, brush and floss.

Progress

Gentle and gradual shifts of your teeth will happen when you wear the aligners. Depending on your case, your dentist may replace your aligners every week. You will also receive a schedule for checkups (perhaps every six weeks).

Retainers

At the end of your treatment, your dentist will give you a set of retainers. Ask about ®Vivera, which is recommended by Invisalign®.

Again, this is a dental and financial decision. When you choose Invisalign, however, consider it an investment in your dental health for the future.