Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth rather than traditional wires and brackets. This alone is enough to convince most people to consider Invisalign for their orthodontic needs — but little do they realize that the entire process provides a unique experience that will change how they think about orthodontic treatment.
At BrightSmile Avenue, we’re proud to offer Invisalign to our patients. So what is this unique experience? What is the actual Invisalign process? Let’s take a look.
It all starts with taking records
Like with any orthodontic treatment, we need to take records of your mouth. With Invisalign, that means taking photos of your teeth and face, getting dental X-rays, and making impressions of your teeth.
These records are sent off to Invisalign along with detailed notes. These instructions tell Invisalign things like what the patient’s goals are, and the ultimate desired outcome from treatment.
Then comes the digital mock-up
After the records and instructions are sent, Invisalign makes digital scans of the mouth impressions and starts creating digital simulations. These simulations are sent back to BrightSmile Avenue for us to show you how your treatment will go. Using these digital simulations, we can give you an idea of how your teeth will move over the course of treatment, and what the final result will look like.
Sometimes the dentists at BrightSmile Avenue might have recommendations for changes to the provided simulation. These changes will be addressed with you first. Pending your approval, the notes will be sent to Invisalign for corrections to the simulations to be made.
Finally, we get the aligners
Once we’ve all agreed on the treatment process based on the simulation, we give Invisalign the go-ahead to make the aligners. These aligners are sent to us at BrightSmile Avenue. We walk you through the entire process of placing and removing the aligners, cleaning them, and any trouble-shooting you might need.
You will wear one set of aligners for approximately two weeks, before moving onto the next set. With each set, your teeth will move approximately 1/10 of a millimeter. Over time, this will push your teeth into the desired position to achieve the proper result.
Interested in getting your teeth straightened? Think Invisalign sounds interesting? Contact our friendly team at 6212556 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment and find out more!