6 Stages to Invisalign Treatment

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6 stages to invisalign treatmentAre 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.

Is Invisalign for Me?

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Is Invisalign for me - Lyons OrthodonticsInvisalign clear aligners have become more popular over the years. Thanks to dental technology, more and more people are able to achieve a better and brighter smile because of Invisalign. So you’re probably wondering, “Is Invisalign for me?” Our team of experts, including Dr. Tim Lyons, is here to answer some of the questions you may have about this type of treatment.

People Who Want Alternatives to Traditional Teeth Straightening Methods

Are you concerned about the appearance and feel of wire braces in your mouth? Look no further than Invisalign. This form of orthodontic treatment uses nearly invisible plastic aligners to move your teeth to the ideal positions so that at the end of the treatment, you have a beautiful and confident smile!

Are you a teen or an adult who is concerned that their orthodontic treatment will make you stick out like a sore thumb? Worry no more! Invisalign allows you to adjust the position of your teeth without drawing any attention to your smile. The aligners used are clear, and no one will be the wiser when you flash a full smile with these discreet devices hardly visible.

These clear aligners come in a set, which you’ll have to change out every so often until you complete your treatment. Is that a simple way to get your perfect smile, or what!

People Who Are Particular About Being Treated by Experienced Orthodontists

At Lyons Orthodontics, it’s never transactional. It’s always relational. We truly value our patients’ experience, which is why we offer FREE consultations. Our team will recommend the most appropriate course of orthodontic treatment for you and your needs. Dentists in El Dorado Hill, CA have grown to trust that if they refer their patients to us, we will deliver the highest quality of care possible.

You can count on our professional opinions at Lyons Orthodontics to let you know if traditional braces or Invisalign are best for you. Regardless of the treatment option you choose, we’ll deliver the smile you deserve. We gladly offer Invisalign to patients with a wide array of orthodontic issues. So Invisalign treatment shouldn’t be an issue as long as you can benefit from this treatment. If you’re interested in starting your Just Smile journey, give us a call and we’ll set you up for your free consultation.

People Who Live Active Lives

Our Lyons Orthodontics family understands that you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold just because you want to improve your smile. If you live an active lifestyle between work, family, friends, and sports, Invisalign treatment won’t slow you down. You’ll only have to visit our office every 6-8 weeks or when necessary. 

How is that even possible? As already mentioned, our team carefully takes impressions and measurements upon which customized aligners are made for you. You’ll take care you set of aligners, the instructions on how to use them, and anything else you may need to achieve during your Just Smile journey. Just come in as scheduled and we will check and confirm that everything is progressing as planned and you will be out of the office in no time.

Still Have Questions?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Tim Lyons or any of the Lyons Orthodontic team in Folsom or El Dorado Hill, CA to have all your queries answered so that you can get your new smile in a few short months. Talk to us about your insurance plan and we will help you to determine whether it will cover the treatment. At the end of it all, our team is all about giving you the opportunity to simply smile, so let us do what we do best!