How Does Invisalign Work? The Invisalign Clear Aligners Step-By-Step Process

posted byMuse Dental GroupSeptember 22, 2020

Do you want to transform your smile with Invisalign clear aligners? Or, are you wondering how Invisalign works?

Then this article is for you! Our Invisalign trained orthodontist is dedicated to helping you get your Invisalign clear aligner and achieve long-lasting results.

In this article, you’ll learn more about Invisalign clear aligners, and this treatment works. Read more to learn about how to get started and how Invisalign aligners can transform your smile.

Let’s get started with these key points:

What Is An Invisalign Aligner?

Invisalign is a clear aligner that redefines your smile, comfortably and easily. It is a very popular solution for correcting misaligned teeth and for closing the gap between teeth.

The Invisalign aligner is easy to use and adapts to your lifestyle. You can wear it daily and you can easily remove it when you are eating or drinking.

Your Invisalign aligners are custom-made for your teeth and jaw. They come in different numbered sets that adapt to your dental progression.

You have to change your Invisalign aligner set each two weeks. To get started, follow the steps below and redefine your smile with Invisalign!

Invisalign Clear Aligner: The Treatment Process

Step 1: Book an appointment with your orthodontist

The first in your Invisalign treatment is a dental consultation with your orthodontist!

An orthodontist is a doctor who specializes in the alignment of the teeth, jaw and bite.

Your dedicated orthodontist will evaluate your oral health and help you decide if Invisalign is a good option for you.

If you decide to get your Invisalign aligners, your orthodontist will take a 3D digital scan of your teeth.

Don’t worry, this is a pain-free and fast process! This scan will allow your orthodontist to create a custom treatment plan for your beautiful smile.

Step 2: Receive your Invisalign aligners

Once your orthodontist takes your dental scan, he/she will send all the necessary information about your teeth to the Invisalign manufacturer.

Invisalign clear aligners are made specifically for the shape and structure of each patient's teeth.

Invisalign aligners usually take 3 to 4 weeks to arrive at your orthodontist’s dental office. Your orthodontist will call you when your aligners are ready to be picked up.

You will then get a numbered set of Invisalign aligners to change every two weeks.

Your orthodontist will review the Invisalign treatment guidelines with you (ex: how to wear it, for how long, how to clean it...etc.).

Step 3: Wear your Invisalign aligner daily

Now it is your responsibility to wear your Invisalign aligner every day.

Don’t worry, your Invisalign clear aligner is very easy to wear! It is made for the shape of your mouth, so it is easy to insert.

However, you have to remove it when you eat or drink beverages (except water), and brush your teeth before putting it on again.

Invisalign recommends that you wear your Invisalign clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results.

Your Invisalign aligners won’t interfere with your daily routine either. They are fully transparent and they remain secure, meaning you can do many activities while wearing them.

Don’t forget to start using the next set of your Invisalign aligners every two weeks.

You may feel a slight discomfort in the first few days but it is normal and it will subside as you get used to the new set.

Step 4: Dental checkup with your orthodontist

You did it! You completed your full Invisalign treatment and you wore all the set of clear aligners prescribed by your orthodontist.

Book a dental checkup with your orthodontist to review the results of your treatment.

During your checkup, your orthodontist will verify if there are any touch-ups or changes that need to be made.

Once you are both satisfied with the results, your orthodontist will give you dental guidelines to help maintain your results.

Step 5: Maintain your beautiful smile

To get the best long-term results, you will continue to wear retainers after the end of your Invisalign treatment. These retainers will give your teeth time to stabilize and will prevent them from moving to their old position.

Invisalign offers post-treatment retainers called “Vivera retainers” that are also transparent. If you are interested in these particular retainers, let your orthodontist know.

Now it is time to enjoy your new, stunning, and healthy smile! We can’t wait for you to see your transformation.

Start your treatment with a professional Invisalign orthodontist

Ready to start your Invisalign journey? We’ll be happy to help you achieve a gorgeous smile!

Get a consultation with a professional Invisalign doctor at Muse Dental Group, and receive personalized advice for your smile. Our friendly and experienced Invisalign doctor is always here to make the process as easy and enjoyable for you.

We’ll guide you through the Invisalign process, give you all the important guidelines, and provide dental checkups to ensure that you get long-lasting results. Our goal is to help you redefine your smile!

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