A good dentist will have continued their studies to acquire certification in the latest dental technologies, including Invisalign. An Invisalign-Preferred Provider has achieved the proper training necessary to evaluate and create effective patient dental plans. Your first step in choosing an orthodontist is to find one with proper training and experience.
Stage 1 – A customized treatment plan is createdOnce you set up an appointment with your Preferred Provider will discover your exact dental needs through x-rays, pictures and teeth impressions. A 3-D image is created to map out a precise plan to
- Discover how your teeth will move to obtain optimum results
- Create an approximate time frame for treatment
- Create a virtual image of how your teeth will look at each stage of the process
Each stage of the treatment plan will depend on results of prior stages. Adults will typically average one year of treatment. Time frames for teens are comparable to those of regular brace programs. Each patient case is unique to how their teeth respond to treatment. Time frames vary according to the scale of required movement needed to complete a patient’s desired smile.
The aligners are hard at work throughout most of the day. Simply remove them when you eat, floss and brush to achieve the best results. Wear the clear aligner for the rest of the day and night, at least 20-22 hours each day. Each mouth piece is worn for approximately two weeks then traded for another to wear the next stage aligner. Each new aligner exemplifies treatment progression. With small gentle shifts, your teeth will gradually move closer to desired results.