How the Process Works
Although the process is very easy, there are some steps to ensure the best results possible. By sticking to your treatment plan, you’ll get the results you desire in the quickest amount of time possible. Here at the steps for proper Invisalign treatment:
Consultation – Make an appointment with your orthodontist and they’ll decide the best treatment plan for your situation. They’ll go over costs, number of trays you’ll need, and any other details about the process.
The Molding Process – Even though the whole process is easy, this step is usually the least enjoyable. In order to create your trays, the orthodontist needs to take a mold of your teeth. After that, these molds are sent to Invisalign, and technology is used to design your trays.
Waiting for Your Trays – After your molds are taken and sent over, you’ll have to wait a week or two for your aligners to arrive.
Arrival and Instruction – Once your beautiful clear retainers arrive, you’ll need to fully understand how to use them for the best results possible. Your orthodontist will go over how to use them, when you take them off, and how to clean and maintain them.
Maintenance and Proper Use – The last step involves maintaining the proper treatment plan and making sure that your aligners are always in use. They recommend wearing your tray for 22 hours a day. By not wearing your retainer for the recommended time, you could risk slower progression or undesired results. It’s also important that you make sure your trays are fully pressed down on your teeth. Your orthodontist will provide a tool for this task.