Invisalign Treatment: What To Expect
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- Align your teeth
- Address any bite issues
- Skip the discomfort associated with wearing traditional braces
- Preserve your confidence while undergoing orthodontic treatment
- See transformation results sooner!
There’s no denying the fact that clear aligners have transformed the world of orthodontic treatments, offering a for more convenient, comfortable, and discreet option in comparison to traditional ceramic or metal version. As your dentist in Wheaton and Takoma Park, we’ve seen countless examples of the Invisalign system correcting a variety of alignment and bite issues while maintaining patient self-confidence.
In fact, this orthodontic option is a viable solution not only for children and teenagers, but for patients aged 20 and up. Statistics shows that approximately 20% of orthodontic patients are between the ages of 20 and 60, and many of them are choosing to forgo traditional braces in favor of less-obvious options.
How does the Invisalign system work?
Crafted from BPA-free clear plastic, Invisalign aligners are customized to fit your unique smile. After x-rays, photos, and impressions are taken in our office, a series of aligners will be made to fit your smile throughout the alignment process.
You can expect to receive new aligners every two weeks, which will progressively move your teeth into their ideal positions. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed at will, though it’s ideal to wear them between 20 and 22 hours each day for best results.
What will happen during your first visit/consultation?
Though this system is incredibly helpful in treating crowding, gaps, bite problems, and other issues, it isn’t an option for every smile. (Case in point: Severe cases of malocclusion require traditional treatments like metal braces.)
During your visit to our office in Wheaton or Takoma Park, we’ll determine if Invisalign is an option for you, and we invite you to ask any questions you may have about the system, including:
- How long can I expect to wear my aligners?
- What will the approximate cost of an Invisalign treatment be?
- What are my payment options and is insurance accepted?
- Is financing available?
What can you expect following treatment?
While Invisalign’s advanced technology enables us to give you a preview of what your smile will look like once your treatment is complete, it’s important to remember that, as with all orthodontic interventions, there’s a risk of your teeth reverting to their original position with time. We encourage you to talk to us about whether a retainer would benefit your smile in the short- and long-term, and should one be recommended, we encourage you to do your best to wear it as directed to maintain your beautiful smile.
Curious about whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign or have additional questions? Call us to schedule a consultation today!