Invisalign clear aligners can help many people straighten their teeth and correct bite issues without the need for brackets and wires. Here, our dentists in Burnaby describe how the Invisalign treatment process works from start to finish.
Are you ready to enjoy a straighter smile?
If you are considering orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth or to correct a bite issue, but want to avoid dealing with the appearance of traditional metal braces, Invisalign may be your ideal choice for orthodontic treatment.
Here's how the Invisalign treatment process works:
1 — Book a Consultation
First, visit your Burnaby dentist for an Invisalign consultation. During your consultation, the dentist will thoroughly examine your bite and teeth to find out whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.
If Invisalign is the right choice for you, your dentist will take a series of detailed scans using 3D intraoral scanning technology and show you a preview of what your new smile can look like once your treatment is done.
2 — Your Custom Treatment Plan
Because every smile is unique and everyone will have different goals for their smile, you'll need a personalized treatment plan. Your dentist will create one for you based on the results of your detailed scans and your consultation. Each step of your Invisalign treatment will be mapped in this plan. You'll also receive insights regarding timelines and what you can expect from treatment with Invisalign clear aligners.
3 — Your Aligners Are Customized for You
All clear aligners in your treatment series will be constructed specifically to fit your smile. During your treatment, these custom-made aligners will gently guide your teeth into their desired positions. Invisalign clear aligners are made from clear, flexible plastic and do not contain any BPA, BPS. or gluten.
4 — Start Here to Achieve a Straighter Smile
As soon as your first series of aligners come in at your dentist's office, we will contact you to come pick them up and you can start your treatment. While you are picking up your aligners, your dentist will check to ensure your aligners correctly fit your mouth, show you how to wear them properly, review your treatment plan with you, and address any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment.
After this, you'll only need to see the dentist every 6 to 8 weeks so that your progress can be monitored. The dentist can make any adjustments to treatment that may be required.
5 — Don't Let Anything Stop You
Anyone casually looking at your smile will be hard-pressed to notice your Invisalign custom aligners while you're wearing them. This means that barely anyone will notice that you're straightening your teeth.
Plus, as your Invisalign aligners are removable, there's no need to change your diet at all. With Invisalign's discreet, low-profile design you can feel confident smiling even while you are straightening your teeth.