Invisalign: We Know Timing Matters to You
- Posted on: Feb 28 2018
An interesting thing happens when a person decides that she no longer wants to live with her crooked smile: results cannot come fast enough. We see this time and time again, and are appreciative to have the opportunity to help patients address their needs in a manner that suits them best. One of the treatment options that is popular for obtaining a straighter smile is Invisalign®.
There are several notable benefits to Invisalign that have become well-known. Many patients understand that Invisalign involves wearing clear plastic aligners over teeth. This is actually one of the most appealing aspects of the system. It allows patients to perform oral care practices without obstacles like metal fixtures. Removing the BPA-free aligners also means never having to say No to a tasty treat. Still, a common answer that patients seek as they explore Invisalign treatment is how long they will have to wear their aligners.
A Step by Step Process
It’s easy to get ahead of yourself when you have your eye on a specific outcome. In order to attain that outcome, though, we have to start at the beginning.
The beginning with Invisalign is a thorough consultation and examination of your teeth. This initial step tells us if Invisalign is the most suitable protocol for your degree of misalignment. Fortunately, refinement to the fabrication and use of plastic aligners has made it possible for us to treat a wider range of issues, including mild to moderate malocclusion, or bite issues. The second step to treatment involves obtaining necessary details of your oral structure to be used in the creation of your aligners.
For the duration of Invisalign treatment, all that is required of you is that you wear your aligners as directed. Yes, they can and should be removed for meals and snacks. Yes, you remove aligners for brushing and flossing and can also take them out for short periods if necessary. However, the success of Invisalign treatment does rely on your commitment to ongoing aligner usage. The more aligners are taken out, the longer it may take to reach optimal alignment.
Throughout the course of treatment, aligners are changed every two weeks. Progress checks are conducted about every six weeks. During this time, we are available to support you if you have questions or concerns.
Has the time come for you to get the straight smile you deserve? Call (610) 649-0696 to schedule your Invisalign consultation.
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