Invisalign Braces Treatment, How to Get Started with a Trained Orthodontist or Orthodontic Dentist
Getting started couldn't be easier. In fact, your crooked teeth could be straighter teeth, and your smile, more beautiful, within weeks of receiving Invisalign invisible braces from your orthodontist.
Step 1: Visit Your Orthodontist
During this first step you will need to make an appointment with an Invisalign Certified Orthodontist. During the initial visit, your orthodontics professional will help you decide on your course of teeth straightening treatment. He will take bite impressions of your teeth and send them, along with a set of precise instructions, to Invisalign.
Step 2: Invisalign Makes Your Aligners
Invisalign uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to transform your bite impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable invisible braces. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your individual Invisalign clear braces treatment plan.
Step 3: You Receive Your Invisalign Aligners in a Few Weeks
During your next visit to your orthodontist, you will receive your first set of Invisalign aligners. Your orthodontist will most likely give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your next visit.
Step 4: You Wear Your Invisalign Aligners
You'll wear each set of clear Invisalign braces day and night for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, but will vary from case to case. You'll visit your orthodontist only about every 6 weeks to ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.
Step 5: You've Finished The Invisalign Treatment
Congratulations! When you're finished wearing each aligner in the series, your Invisalign teeth straightening treatment will be complete and you will have the beautiful smile you've always wanted.
Don't Forget to Floss!
Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay-causing bacteria can hid between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between teeth and under the gum line.
Visit Our Office Regularly!
Take good care of your smile. Remember to visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
Mouthwash Is Important, Too!
Brushing and flossing may not be enough. The ADA now recommends using an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce plaque and prevent gingivitis.