6 Stages to Invisalign Treatment
Are you ready to look into your options for braces on teeth that are misaligned? Invisalign is an awesome choice for those who are looking to straighten their teeth but would prefer not using traditional braces.
There are some key benefits to the Invisalign system, with the primary benefit being that the treatment is practically invisible! The aligner trays are also removable, which means that patients can enjoy eating many foods that they want compared to traditional braces. The trays also allow patients to brush and floss their teeth without any issue. Many of our patients at Lyons Orthodontics are happy they chose Invisalign for their Just Smile treatment.
Invisalign is known to be a simple cosmetic treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss the 6 stages to Invisalign treatment. If you’re curious about Invisalign in El Dorado Hills, contact one of our offices! We’ll be happy to see you or your family for a FREE no-obligation consultation.
Stage 1 – The Consultation
Whether you’re looking for braces for teens or orthodontic treatment for adults, you’ll have the same experience during your consultation. During the consultation, our orthodontist will evaluate your smile to determine whether the Invisalign treatment is right for you. Invisalign can address a versatile number of concerns, but unfortunately, it does not work for everyone.
It’s important that you meet with our Lyons team when you’re considering top braces or any orthodontic treatment. While many dentists are providers for the Invisalign system, they may not have the training that is needed to ensure the best in outcomes.
Stage 2 – The Treatment Plan
Once you and your El Dorado Hills orthodontist have made the design to proceed with the Invisalign treatment, impressions and images will be made of your teeth and your mouth. This data is sent to Invisalign so that the aligner trays can be made as per the specifications provided by your orthodontist.
Stage 3 – Waiting for the Aligners
Once the plans for the aligners have been confirmed, it will take up to a month for them to be made and delivered.
Stage 4 – Wearing the Aligners
Once the aligners are ready, you’ll come into the office to pick up your first set. Each of the aligner trays is different and is designed to be worn in a specific order. Each of the aligner trays should be worn for two weeks at a time. You’ll need to visit our office to switch out your aligners. During that time, we can also see how your new smile is progressing. As the treatment progresses, each of the aligner trays will move your teeth into the newly aligned position, ultimately creating your new and improved smile! Aligner trays can be taken out to eat, drink and clean your teeth, but should otherwise be worn at all times during treatment. If you don’t wear them as they are meant to be worn, your teeth won’t progress in accordance with the plan established by your orthodontist.
Stage 5 – Refining your Smile
Once the very last aligner tray has been worn for its two weeks, you might find yourself done with treatment. You’ll want to visit Lyons Orthodontics to make sure that your treatment is all done! There may be some further adjustments that need to be made. But don’t worry, the end result is worth the wait. Your orthodontist will examine your teeth and may order additional refinement trays so that you can continue with your treatment. It can take up to another month for refinement trays to arrive, and there are typically no additional costs for refinement trays.
Stage 6 – Maintaining your New Smile
Once treatment is completed, you will need to wear a retainer at night. This is so your jawbones have ample time to adjust to the new placement of your teeth. It’s important to wear a retainer immediately after treatment, but it’s recommended that you continue to wear a retainer a few times a week for the rest of your life. This is because the teeth in your mouth are constantly moving and shifting about.
Are you ready to learn more about the Invisalign aligner tray system? Call Lyons Orthodontics to find out whether they are the right option to help you to meet your orthodontic goals.