The Invisalign Treatment Process
About the Invisalign Process
Scheduling an Appointment
Scheduling an appointment with our dentist should be the first step you take. As Invisalign doesn't work for every situation, our dentist must first conduct an oral evaluation to determine if you qualify for the treatment.
Creating a Treatment Plan
If Invisalign is determined to be a great fit for you, our dentist will begin customizing your treatment plan. This process involves creating comprehensive 3D digital images of your teeth, or you can choose to utilize traditional dental impressions. If you decide to opt for 3D imaging, the iTero digital scanning system will provide you with virtual results that show the exact movements your teeth need to make as well as a preview of the expected outcome.
Obtaining Your Invisalign Aligners
As mentioned, the Invisalign treatment consists of a set of transparent aligners. They are typically made of a BPA-free, SmartTrack material, which means they don't contain the toxins many plastic components carry. These aligners can be removed easily, making it extremely convenient to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
Although Invisalign aligners are removable, our dentist will recommend wearing them the majority of the day and night. Additionally, they will be replaced by our dentist weekly or twice per month, depending on your specific case. Such frequent replacements are necessary to achieve the gradual movements necessary for obtaining perfect alignment.
Proper Care During and After Treatment
Our dentist will provide you with useful instructions and recommendations on how to safely clean and care for your aligners. After eating, be sure to brush your teeth as well as your aligners before placing them back in the mouth. This process will reduce the risk of bacteria growth. After you have completed your Invisalign treatment, our dentist will most likely recommend wearing a retainer to stabilize your teeth in their new position.
Credit and Payment
Our office accepts a variety of payment options for our Invisalign procedure, including Care Credit. Speak with a member of our team to learn more about your options.
If you're interested in using Invisalign to correct your alignment issues, contact Smile for Life Dentistry in Maryville, Illinois, today! From your initial consultation to post-treatment care, our dentist and friendly team will be with you every step of the way! Schedule your appointment by calling our dental office at 618-288-6699.