How Does Invisalign Work?
Patients seeking straighter teeth may be familiar with the positive effects Invisalign has on teeth. Better looks, more comfort, and increased oral health are all included. However, patients may still wonder, “How does Invisalign work?” An initial consultation, personalized aligners and a structured treatment plan combine to streamline the process of straightening teeth discreetly. Here is a deeper look at each stage of the system.
Consultation with Our Dentist
A consultation with our dentist provides an opportunity for patients to learn what Invisalign can do for them and get started on a treatment plan. After discussing dental history and treatment goals and taking bite impressions, photos, and X-rays, our dentist designs the aligners patients need and orders them from Invisalign. During this appointment, our dentist can estimate how long treatment may take as well as how much it may cost.
Active Correction of Teeth
How does Invisalign work once treatment begins? Each treatment plan includes a set of aligners customized in both design and number to give patients straight teeth. After patients get their first set of aligners, they begin wearing them for at least 22 hours each day and only remove the aligners to eat, drink, and brush their teeth. Regularly, patients visit our dentist to get new aligners and have their progress monitored. After a period ranging from six months to two years, treatment is complete.
A retainer that resembles the Invisalign aligners is given to patients for use after the period of active correction. As its name suggests, the retainer ensures retention of Invisalign results. Compared to the aligners, the retainer does not need to be worn as frequently after an initial period. Recommendations from our dentist may vary for patients, but many individuals will benefit from using the retainer occasionally for life.
How does Invisalign work for different patients? Individuals who have completed their oral development and have common bite irregularities such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and improperly spaced or rotated teeth may benefit from this treatment. The aesthetic and health improvements from treatment last for a lifetime. At a consultation with our expert in Invisalign in Beverly Hills, patients can learn more about how this treatment works.
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