Invisalign is a modern, discreet and non-invasive solution to crooked, overlapping or gapped teeth. Invisalign uses custom-fit aligners that sit over your teeth. The aligners are made out of smooth, clear plastic that make them almost invisible. They are easy and comfortable to wear, and removable so that you can eat your favorite foods and do a really thorough job of brushing and flossing your teeth – both of which are really hard to do with traditional braces.
So how exactly does Invisalign work?
It all starts with a visit to your orthodontist who will perform an examination of your teeth to see if Invisalign is a suitable treatment for you. Invisalign has been proven to be successful in addressing mild to severe dental alignment issues including crooked, overcrowded and gapped teeth, and so it is almost always considered a suitable treatment.
Once your orthodontist has agreed that Invisalign is right for you, he or she will take impressions of your teeth. This is usually done with a digital scanner with the aim of creating a 3D visual model of your teeth at the start of your Invisalign journey.
This information will then be sent to the team of experts at Invisalign who will use it to create your personalized digital treatment plan. This is sent across to your orthodontist for approval, and once this has happened, Invisalign can begin to manufacture your new aligners.
Every aligner is custom built to the exact specifications on your treatment plan, and Invisalign actually makes, tracks and shups more than 80’000 aligners every single day!
Once your aligners are ready, they will be shipped to your orthodontist or Invisalign provider ready for you to collect. You will receive a series of aligners that you will be able to change at home, with a new aligner for each fortnight. These will be labelled so that you know exactly what order you will need to wear them in. This is because each aligner is slightly different and as you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will begin to move gradually towards the projected final position.
Invisalign is so easy to use that you will only need to make short trips to your orthodontist approximately every 8 weeks, where he or she will check that the aligners are working correctly and that everything is proceeding according to your treatment plan.
The length of your treatment plan may vary depending on the initial position of your teeth, but your orthodontist or Invisalign provider will be able to give you a projected timeline.
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