Knowing more about what to expect during the treatment process can help you be more confident in your decision to transform your smile. Here are the steps of the Invisalign treatment process after you and your doctor decide that Invisalign treatment is right for you.
Initially, your Invisalign-trained doctor will take photos, X-rays, and digital scans or a dental impression to help create your treatment plan.
The maker of Invisalign clear aligners will then use these records, along with the treatment prescribed by your doctor to create a customised 3D treatment plan just for you. With the treatment plan, you’ll be able to see the final position your teeth are predicted to reach after treatment. This treatment plan is used to develop your customised aligners and also estimate the likely length of your treatment.
The customised aligners will be manufactured and shipped to your doctor’s office.
Your series of custom-made aligners will be given to you (typically 3-4 sets at a time) for you to wear everyday 20-22 hours and change them at home every 2 weeks.
You’ll be visiting your doctor approximately every 6-8 weeks to monitor the progress of your treatment and receive the next series of aligners.
After you’ve finished your Invisalign aligner treatment, you may need to use retainers to help make sure the new position of your teeth is maintained.