The Treatment Process
The first step to a more beautiful smile with Invisalign is a consultation with Dr. Mike. During this appointment, he will examine the current position and alignment of your teeth, ask you about your treatment goals and explain what Invisalign can do for you. If you decide to move forward with Invisalign treatment, Dr. Mike will capture digital images of your teeth that will be used to create a road map for your treatment. He can also show you a preview of what your teeth will look like after you complete treatment.
The digital images, along with X-rays and impressions, will then be sent to the laboratory that creates your sets of aligners. The lab technicians will create a three-dimension model of your teeth and map out the movement of your teeth, step by step. Based on that information, your aligners will be constructed from top-quality materials and carefully customized to fit the unique contours of your gumline and mouth.
Once your first set of aligners is ready, you should wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours per day, for approximately two weeks before swapping them out for the next set of aligners in your sequence. Each aligner is made so that your teeth are slightly straighter than the previous aligner. You will check in with Dr. Mike periodically so he can monitor your progress.
Once you have finished with your final set of aligners, you may be fitted for a retainer to help maintain your new tooth position/alignment.
Learn More about Invisalign
For more information about treatment with Invisalign, please call 253-850-1600 or email us at Kent Station Family Dentistry today.