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What to Expect From the Invisalign® Process

Oct 10 2019

What to Expect From the Invisalign® Process

Over 1.4 million adults in the United States of America see a dentist each year to straighten their smiles. With the advent of technology, more and more people are realising how easy it is to straighten teeth regardless of age. 

Invisalign® aligners have grown in popularity due to its ease of use and comfort that it provides to users. Invisalign is an innovative teeth-straightening technique that also minimises the embarassment you might feel if you were using metal braces. 

If you are considering Invisalign® treatment to help correct your teeth’s alignment, here is a simple explanation that we put together to help you better understand the process of getting your Invisalign® clear aligners.

Step 1: Your Initial Appointment

At your first appointment, your dentist will study your mouth and talk to you to understand your needs or concerns. Then, your dentist will tell you if Invisalign® aligners are a treatment you should consider. 

Some people may not be suitable for this type of teeth alignment process. If that’s the case with you, your dentist will talk through your other options. If you are a candidate for Invisalign® treatment, your dentist will discuss protocol and estimated length.

Step 2: The Moulding Process

The next step is to proceed to the digital moulding process. This may happen at the first appointment with your dentist, or a separate one, depending on your schedule.

Digital scans, photographs, and x-rays will then be used to create an accurate model of your mouth and teeth. These are sent to the Invisalign® laboratory for your custom trays to be created.

Step 3: Fitting the First Tray

When your Invisalign® trays are ready, it’s time to return for your pick-up. Your dentist may fit small attachments on your teeth to help the trays stay in place. These buttons are clear, almost invisible, painless to install, and temporary. Your dentist will check the fit of your tray. 

With your trays fitted, and your aftercare program clearly explained, you’re ready to start your Invisalign® journey!

Step 4: Follow Up Appointments

A few weeks after your first tray is fitted, it’s time to return to the dentist. Your dentist will check the progress of your progress and tray fit. 

Unlike metal braces, you won’t need to return for regular appointments with Invisalign® aligners. Instead, you can return periodically to check your progress. 

Step 5: Enjoy Straighter Teeth

After a period of time, your teeth will straighten out. The final results always depend on the severity of misalignment to start with, but if worn as prescribed, you are guaranteed to have straighter teeth over time.

If you would like to speak to our dental professionals here at TAG Dental, don’t be shy, call us at +60111 111 0660 and we’ll be more than happy to schedule an appointment to see what we can do to help you! 

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