Getting Invisalign: A Guide to the Process

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Great Neck, Great Neck, NY

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A quick and straightforward guide about the process of getting Invisalign at a Smile Studio of Great Neck outlined in 5 easy steps.

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear, custom-made aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and brushing. If you’re considering Invisalign, here’s a step-by-step guide to the process.

Step 1: Consultation with Dentist:

Your first step in getting Invisalign is to consult with a dental professional. During this consultation, your dentist will assess your oral health, discuss your treatment options and determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you. They will also create a personalized treatment plan that outlines the length of your treatment and the expected results.

Step 2: Mouth Scan with Itero Scanner:

Once you and your dentist have decided to proceed with Invisalign, your dentist will use the Itero Scanner to capture a digital impression of your teeth. The Itero Scanner is a small, handheld device that quickly scans your mouth and generates a highly accurate 3D image. This image will be used to create your custom-made Invisalign trays.

Step 3: Review of Digital Results:

After your mouth has been scanned, your dentist will review the digital results and make any necessary adjustments. You will also have the opportunity to review the results and ask any questions you may have. The digital results provide a clear visual representation of how your teeth will move during treatment, giving you an idea of what to expect.

Step 4: Custom Fabrication of Invisalign Trays:

Once the digital results have been approved, your custom Invisalign trays will be fabricated. The trays are made from a smooth, comfortable plastic material that is custom-fit to your teeth. The trays are designed to apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position.

Step 5: Wearing and Caring for Invisalign Trays:

Once you have received your custom Invisalign trays, it’s important to follow the instructions provided by your dentist for wearing and caring for them. You’ll typically wear each set of trays for about two weeks before switching to the next set in your treatment plan. It’s important to wear the trays for at least 22 hours per day for best results. You should also brush your trays and rinse them with water before reinserting them after eating or drinking. Following these simple steps will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is effective and that your trays last as long as possible.

Getting Invisalign is a straightforward process that begins with a consultation with a dental professional, followed by a mouth scan with the Itero Scanner, review of digital results, custom fabrication of Invisalign trays, and wearing and caring for the trays. If you’re looking for a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth, Invisalign may be right for you.