During the consultation, you and the Orthodont will discuss the case in detail in order to decide whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign now addresses many cases, from the simple, to the most complex, and the Orthodont will decide if Invisalign is good for you.
Your Orthodont will order you x-rays, photographs and teeth casts, which Invisalign will use to create a digital three-dimensional image of your teeth. From these images, your doctor will outline a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Using the same technology, the Orthodont will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move, with each stage of your treatment.
Based on the customized treatment plan, a series of custom-made mouth guards are then created from a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that will not irritate your cheeks and gums, as traditional metal braces often do. As you wear each set of mouth guards, your teeth begin slowly and gradually to move to their seats. And because they’re invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
At about two weeks, you will start wearing a new set of mouth guards that help you advance to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional controls, usually only from six, in six weeks. In each stage, you will be able to see how close you are to your new smile.
For the best results, you should wear the mouth guards 20 to 22 hours a day during the entire treatment.