During the consultation, you and your doctor will discuss your case in detail to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign®. Invisalign® now addresses many cases, from simple to more complex. Your doctor will determine if Invisalign® is right for you.
Your doctor will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign® will use to create a digital 3-D image . From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment.
Using the same technology your doctor will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment. While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens the length of treatments is comparable to that of braces.
Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth.
As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they’re virtually invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Every week, 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 occasional checkups with your doctor, usually every six weeks or so.
For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
Congratulations! This is the time when you celebrate. You have reached the end of treatment and you will be smiling more than ever. Once your treatment is complete, protect the beautiful new smile you have invested in. Ask your doctor if you will need retainers to keep your teeth in their new position.
Vivera® retainers are custom made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign®. Vivera® retainers lock in your beautiful smile.
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