Invisalign is an orthodontic system that is used to straighten teeth. Many people prefer Invisalign because it has a smooth, transparent look that appeals to both teens and adults. Our Agoura Hills dentist can help you determine your candidacy for Invisalign.
Several steps are involved in Invisalign treatment, including:
1. Schedule your appointment.
This an important first step that will help you learn more about Invisalign and your own orthodontic needs. During this appointment, we will explain your options, which may include Invisalign.
2. Create your treatment plan.
Our dentist will need to take pictures, X-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a 3D digital image of them. This image forms the basis of your treatment plan and will be used to map out each exact movement of your teeth. We will show you a virtual representation of your smile at the various stages of treatment, and you may even get a preview of your new smile.
3. Wear your aligners.
The aligners, which are made to fit each stage of treatment, are made of smooth, comfortable BPA-free plastic. You will need to wear them at all times unless you are eating or drinking or you are cleaning your teeth. Every two weeks, you will change aligners, and gradually, you will notice that your teeth are shifting into place.
The last step may just be the most exciting: At this stage, you can show off your new smile. Good dental hygiene and wearing your retainer as recommended will keep your smile looking gorgeous for life. Call us today to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our Invisalign dentist in Agoura Hills.