Invisalign Treatment Steps
When choosing Invisalign for yourself or your teen, you can expect an easy, stress-free experience. Once Dr. Kincer has confirmed your candidacy for this unique clear aligner therapy, you can expect the following treatment steps.
- Consultation & Evaluation
- During a consultation with Dr. Kincer, we will discuss your specific smile concerns, including the aesthetic flaws that bother you as well as the bite issues that need to be corrected. Dr. Kincer will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your jaw and the way your teeth fit together when you bite down. This is the first step towards establishing your individual goals and developing a customized Invisalign treatment plan just for you.
- Advanced Imaging
- The Invisalign process is set in motion with the use of cutting-edge technology. Using 3D imaging software, a digital impression is created of your teeth and jaws. This advanced software allows Dr. Kincer to develop a detailed plan for how Invisalign will move your teeth into ideal alignment. In addition, this computer technology provides a virtual image of what you can expect at each stage of treatment.
- Creating Your Custom Aligners
- Next, a series of custom aligners will be fabricated based on the precise measurements from the sophisticated Invisalign software technology. Each set of aligners are changed out approximately every 1-2 weeks. The number of aligners that you receive and the length of your treatment time will depend on several factors, including the severity of your orthodontic issues.
- Wearing Your Aligners
- Now it’s time to do your part by wearing the aligners for up to 22 hours per day. Don’t forget to change them out as directed so that your teeth will continue to move on the scheduled timeline. For your convenience, you can remove your aligners for eating, drinking, flossing or for that special event, if you wish. We ask that you visit our office every 6 to 8 weeks so that we can monitor your progress.
- It is normal for patients to experience mild soreness when beginning Invisalign. There may also be a temporary adjustment period to get used to the way the aligners feel when speaking and biting down. These symptoms dissipate quickly.
Are you ready to start the Invisalign process? Contact Dr. William R. Kincer. Whether you are a teen or adult, you can expect superior, patient-centered care from start to finish.