Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life.
Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you feel confident about your decision to choose Invisalign and enjoy a better smile every day.
How it works…
Schedule your initial consultation. During the appointment, you and your dentist 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 ones. Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign is right for you, explaining in detail what makes you a good candidate or providing other options if Invisalign isn’t quite right. At your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions about the treatment, as well as the associated costs and details about dental or orthodontic insurance. Call us to schedule your first consultation: (215) 261-7003.
Your dentist will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image. From these images, your dentist will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of your treatment. While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults.
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 or 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!
Approximately every two 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 check-ups with your dentist, usually every six weeks or so. 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.
Reveal Your New Smile & Keep It Looking Great
Congratulations! This is the time when you celebrate. You have reached the end of your treatment and you will be smiling more than ever. Once your treatment is complete, protect the beautiful new smile you have invested in. Ask your dentist if you will need retainers to keep your teeth in their new position. Vivera® retainers are custom made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign. Vivera retainers lock in your beautiful smile.
Call us today at (215) 261-7003 to schedule your first consultation and talk to our specialists.