Invisalign®: How does it work?
Invisalign is increasingly popular among teens and adults seeking orthodontic treatment. This clear braces option helps straighten teeth more subtly than traditional metal braces. But how does it work?
At Great Smiles Orthodontics, we can evaluate your alignment to determine if Invisalign is right for you. For more severe orthodontic problems, we typically recommend other treatment options besides clear aligners.
If our orthodontists prescribe Invisalign, the next step is to create the aligners. We can create multiple sets that adjust your teeth a little at a time based on your unique treatment plan. Once you receive your aligners, you must wear them for 20 – 22 hours every day. We recommend only removing them while eating, drinking anything other than water, or while cleaning your teeth. Every few weeks, you will replace each set of aligners until treatment ends.
The length of your treatment ultimately depends on your orthodontic needs. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your smile and provide an estimated treatment length. We find that most patients finish treatment in a year.
When the last aligners come off, the retention phase begins. To keep teeth in their final positions, we will provide your first set of retainers. Be sure to wear your retainers as instructed.
Invisalign prices can vary depending on the length of treatment you require and your insurance plan. In addition to treatment length, we will also discuss the cost of clear aligners during your consultation.
Are you ready to get your new, beautiful smile? Request an appointment today for your FREE consultation. We can determine if Invisalign is right for you and get you started on a treatment plan soon. If you have additional questions about the Invisalign process, contact our Crestline, Inverness, or Trussville offices at any time.