Invisalign Cosmetic Dentistry: The Process to Straighten Teeth

Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional metal braces in order to achieve a healthy, straighter smile. Investing in Invisalign may seem costly but the health benefits of a straighter smile and the self-confidence gained may exceed the monetary value. Understanding the intricate process of Invisalign may help in determining if the dental service is the right individual choice.

What is the Process of Invisalign?

  • Invisalign begins first and foremost with a professional dentist or orthodontist consultation to discuss various options, pricing, and the personalized process towards optimum results. Choosing a professional dentist with proper training in Invisalign techniques from the Invisalign Company is vitally important to achieving the straightest smile possible.
  • After the initial consultation, the dentist will schedule an additional appointment for x-rays, pictures, and dental impressions to plan out the individualized transformation to a straighter smile. Through 3D modeling and representation, the Invisalign dentist will show you the various steps of the progression.
  • Then Invisalign aligners, or retainers, are created for patients. Once the first set of Invisalign retainers are received, the process to straighter teeth is only months away. Roughly every two weeks, the patient will begin wearing a new set of aligners to ensure a steady progression to the desired results. The aligners are created with BPA-free plastic smooth and virtually unnoticeable to friends and family. The function and design eliminates irritation of the gum and jaw that traditional metal braces creates. Patients are advised to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours per day to help achieve the results in a timely fashion.
  • Within just a number of months, similar to the timeline of traditional metal braces, patients will see a straighter smile.

For more information and resources regarding Invisalign retainers to correct spacing issues, overbites, underbites, and crossbites please follow the link to the official Invisalign website by clicking HERE.

Dr. Ash is the founder of Studio Dental Care. He earned his Doctorate at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, followed by two General Residencies at New York-Presbyterian / Weill-Cornell Hospital and the UCLA Sepulveda VA Hospital.

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