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The Ultimate Guide to Invisalign®: Everything You Need to Know

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Ready to straighten your teeth with Invisalign? This ultimate guide has all of the information you need to make an informed decision about this innovative treatment.

If you’re looking for a discreet and effective way to straighten your teeth, Invisalign may be the solution for you. This guide includes how Invisalign works, the benefits and risks, and what to expect during the treatment process.

The Process Of Getting Invisalign, From Consultation To Treatment

The process of getting Invisalign typically begins with a consultation with an orthodontist or dentist who is trained in the Invisalign system. During this consultation, the orthodontist will evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. They will also discuss the treatment process and answer any questions you may have. If you choose to go forward with the Invisalign treatment, they will take x-rays, photographs, and impressions of your teeth to create a 3D digital model. Your provider will use this model to create a personalized treatment plan that maps out the movement of your teeth and the estimated duration of your treatment.

Once your treatment plan is finalized, you will then receive a series of clear, custom-made aligners that will gradually move your teeth into the desired position. You will wear them for a specified amount of time each day, typically around 22 hours. As you progress through your treatment, you will switch to a new set of aligners (normally every 1-2 weeks) until your teeth are straightened to the desired position.

Throughout your treatment, you’ll have regular check-ups with your Invisalign provider to ensure that your teeth are moving according to plan. Your provider may adjust your treatment plan as needed. Depending on the severity of your case, Invisalign may take 5-12 months to complete – a quicker and more discreet method than any other.

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