An Overview of the Invisalign Process

Are you looking for affordable orthodontic treatment? Invisalign is an effective and affordable option for kids, teens, and adults alike. As a parent, you should consider exploring Invisalign’s clear aligners as an option for your child’s orthodontic treatment. Read on for an overview of the process.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that uses clear, custom-made aligners to gently shift your teeth into the desired position. These aligners consist of a flexible plastic material that fits snugly over your teeth and subtly shifts them. Because they’re almost invisible, people often don’t even know you’re wearing them. Your affordable Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes cleaning and flossing more easy than traditional braces.

The Process of Invisalign

The process begins with a consultation with an orthodontist. During the consultation, your orthodontist will discuss your goals and evaluate whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. If Invisalign is a viable option for you, your orthodontist will scan your teeth using the digital iTero scanner to create the aligners.

Wait for Aligners

Once the digital scans have been taken, your aligners will be sent to your orthodontist. The orthodontist will fit your first tray and the process of gradually shifting your teeth begins. This process involves wearing a new aligner every week until your teeth are in the desired position.

Follow Treatment Procedure

As you begin wearing your initial aligners, you must follow specific guidelines to have successful treatment. When you’re ready to eat and drink, you must remove your aligners. Otherwise, you must wear them for 22 hours a day. You’ll also need to brush and floss after every meal. Regular check-ins with your orthodontist are necessary to ensure that the treatment is going as planned.

Enjoy Results

Once your treatment is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy the results of your Invisalign aligners. Over 10 million people, including more than 1.4 million teens, have used affordable Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles according to plan.

Get the smile you always wanted with affordable Invisalign from David Ross Orthodontics in Hanover, PA and Lutherville-Timonium, MD. Contact our local orthodontics office to learn more about this affordable and effective treatment option.