How Do I Get Started with Invisalign?

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign may be used as an alternative to metal braces. They consist of a series of removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth.

Invisalign can help treat conditions such as:

  • Crowded teeth

  • Spaced teeth

  • Crossbite

  • Overbite

  • Underbite

How do I get started?

  • Talk to an Invisalign provider – Your treatment begins after you schedule your initial consultation. This is an important dental and financial decision. During the consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your case to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Your doctor will determine if Invisalign is right for you. If not, you will be referred to an orthodontist.

  • Create a customized treatment plan – Your dentist will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images your dentist will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment. Every case is unique to each patient, therefore treatment times can vary.

  • Receive your custom aligners – Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, aligners is then created specifically for you. Simply wear them throughout the day and night, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gradually begin to shift into place. And because they’re virtually invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

  • Wear a new aligner every two weeks – Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have checkups with your doctor, usually every two to six weeks. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.

If you want to find out more about Invisalign in Calgary or to learn how Invisalign may be a choice for you, contact Expressions Dental in NW Calgary.

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