Practically invisible, convenient, comfortable, and easily removable –the many benefits of Invisalign are commonly known when compared to traditional braces.
This clear alternative to metal braces is the new, modern method of straightening your teeth. So, how do you get Invisalign? The first step is to find an experienced dentist with Invisalign experience. This ensures better results and a shorter treatment time.
Invisalign is a treatment for all – as long as you qualify. Whether you’re in your teens or 70s, if you’re not satisfied with your smile, then it’s worth seeing if you’re a qualified candidate for Invisalign treatment. Here are three simple steps for getting Invisalign.
3 Steps to Getting Invisalign
1. Consult with Your Dentist
Determining if Invisalign is right for you starts with a consultation with a dentist trained and experienced in Invisalign products. Your dentist takes in clinical considerations and the patient’s determination to use the product as instructed. This means keeping the trays in all day – 24 hours a day. Insurance also plays a factor when considering the cost. It’s important to remember that although Invisalign offers versatile treatments, it doesn’t work for all orthodontic issues.
2. Create a Treatment Plan
Once the dentist has agreed that Invisalign is right for you, they will create a treatment plan. This often involves x-rays and 3-D modeling. 3-D modeling morphs the image so that you can see what to expect at each stage of treatment; this includes final results. Once you and the dentist are satisfied with the renderings and treatment plan, the trays get designed.
3. Start Treatment by Wearing Aligners
Aligners are very specific to your teeth and smile. Each should be worn in a specific order and used properly for at least two weeks. You should only remove the aligner when eating or brushing. As treatment continues, each new aligner works to make your teeth straighter. If not worn properly, the movement of your teeth will not progress, and new aligners will not fit correctly. If your dentist recommends refinement trays after two weeks, they will alter your treatment plans.
Maintaining Your New Smile
After your treatment for Invisalign is complete, you will have retainers to wear so that your jaw bones have time to solidify around the way your teeth are currently placed.
Wearing your retainer for the recommended amount of time (usually a few months) immediately after treatment is essential. Since your teeth are always shifting and moving, it’s ideal to wear your retainer at least a few weeks of the month just to maintain your new teeth placement.
Invisalign helps your look and feel your best about your smile. Plus, it’s a convenient treatment that fits lifestyles of all ages. Our experts at Kensington Natural Smiles have the skill and knowledge to ensure Invisalign is the right treatment for you.If you’re ready to see if Invisalign is right for you so that you can get your best smile back, contact our office at 301-993-3903 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online by clicking here.