Many people find that Invisalign clear aligners are a great alternative to metal braces if they need to straighten their teeth or correct bite issues — no need for wires or bulky brackets. Our Richmond dentists explain how the Invisalign treatment process works, from start to straight smile finish.
Want to use a low-profile orthodontic treatment to resolve your bite issues?
If you’re looking for a discreet orthodontic treatment option to resolve a bite issue or straighten your teeth — without the need for traditional metal braces — Invisalign may be right for you.
This is how the Invisalign treatment process works:
1. Book a Consultation
The first step to straighter teeth is to see your dentist for an Invisalign consultation. The dentist will take this time to carefully examine your teeth and bite to find out whether you’d be a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.
If Invisalign clear aligners are right for you, your dentist will use our intraoral scanning technology to take a series of detailed scans and provide you with a digital preview of what your smile could look like once your treatment is complete.
2. Your Personalized Treatment Plan
Everyone’s smile is unique. Based on the results of your initial examination, scans, and your smile goals, your dentist will develop a custom treatment plan to map your journey to a straighter smile. This personalized treatment plan will describe each step of your Invisalign treatment in detail and offer insights into timelines. You’ll also learn what to expect from your Invisalign treatment.
3. Clear Aligners Made Just for You
Each set of the Invisalign clear aligners in your series will be created specifically to fit your smile. During your treatment, your teeth will gently shift into their corrected positions as you wear your aligners. Invisalign aligners are constructed from a clear flexible plastic. They do not contain BPA, BPS or gluten.
4. Begin Your Journey to a Straighter Smile Right Here
You will be contacted by your dentist’s office to come pick up your first series of your aligners when they arrive, so you can start your treatment.
When you come to pick up your aligners, your dentist will check to make sure they fit your smile correctly, show you how to properly wear your aligners, review your treatment plan with you and address any questions you may have.
Now you’re ready to get started!
5. Don’t Let Anything Stop You
While you’re wearing them, your Invisalign aligners will be almost invisible. This means that hardly anyone will notice that you’re straightening your teeth.
Plus, your clear aligners are removable so you won’t need to make any changes to your diet. And the best thing is that Invisalign’s discreet, low-profile design will help you feel confident smiling even while you are in the process of straightening your teeth.