Once you and the dentist doctor agree that Invisalign treatment is right for you, your dentist will take photos, X-rays, and either impressions or a scan of your teeth. These records will be used to make a 3D treatment plan, referred to as the ClinCheck treatment plan, which will be used to design the custom-made Invisalign aligners. This 3D treatment plan will also show your likely final tooth position at the end of the treatment. Your custom-made Invisalign aligners will be produced and then shipped to your dentist, who will then give you a series of aligners, typically 3 to 4 sets at a time. You will replace each one approximately every 2 weeks until the final position of your teeth is reached.
What are the advantages of Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign aligners are an effective way to straighten teeth. There are also several other specific advantages to Invisalign treatment:
Can I get Invisalign?
While Invisalign is suitable for most people, not all orthodontic issues can be treated with aligners. It is important that you are assessed by an Invisalign trained dentist to see if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign.
Are Invisalign results permanent?
The results from Invisalign will last just as long as traditional braces provided that they are correctly prescribed. A big factor in how long the results last will depend on how long and how well you use your retainer after orthodontic correction. It is generally recommended that wear retainers day and night for the first 6 months then nightly after this period.
Is Invisalign suitable for teenagers?
There is a specific Invisalign product for teenagers called Invisalign Teen. As teenagers are often more self-conscious about their smile than adults, they appreciate the invisible quality of the aligners. The exact same technology and process is used with Invisalign Teen but a few helpful modifications are included.
What are the costs?
Costs will vary greatly depending on the complexity and nature of the treatment. Prices start from $4000