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Introduction

Invisalign is a revolutionary system that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth. You wear the aligners for about 20 minutes each day and then remove them when you eat or drink. As your teeth move into their new positions, they are gradually replaced by new aligners that have been customized for your unique treatment plan.
The process takes anywhere from 12 to 18 months on average but can vary depending on the complexity of your case and whether any additional procedures are needed during treatment (such as tooth extractions).

Your First Appointment

When you arrive for your first appointment, the doctor will review your treatment plan with you. They’ll also assess any other issues that may be contributing to your smile’s imperfections.
After this consultation, they’ll explain what to expect during each step of treatment and answer any questions that come up.

Taking Measurements

  • Taking dental impressions: This is the first step in creating your Invisalign treatment plan. The dentist will use a special material to make an impression of your teeth and gums, which will be sent to Invisalign for analysis.
  • Creating an Invisalign treatment plan: Based on their analysis of your dental records and impressions, Invisalign will create a 3D computer model of how they think you can achieve the best results with their system. If you’re happy with what they’ve come up with–and there’s no reason why you wouldn’t be!–then it’s time to move onto the next step: X-rays and photos (more on these later).

Creating Your Aligners

Once you’ve had your consultation and decided to move forward with Invisalign, the next step is to send your measurements to a lab. The lab will use these measurements to create a 3D model of your teeth and gums that they can use as a guide for manufacturing the aligners.
Once the aligners are ready for delivery, you will receive them in the mail. You’ll have one week from when they arrive at your home address until they need to be worn full time (24/7). During this time period, it’s important that you wear them exactly as instructed by our orthodontist or hygienist so that we can monitor their progress closely and make any necessary adjustments before moving forward with treatment plan changes if needed!

Getting Started

Getting started with Invisalign is a lot like starting any other treatment. You’ll need to wear the aligners, which are clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth. Each day, you’ll switch out one set of aligners for another set (usually two weeks at a time).
The first few days after getting your first tray can be challenging–you might feel some soreness or irritation as your mouth adjusts to having something in it all day long. But don’t worry! This will pass quickly and soon become normal again once your teeth have shifted into place.
You should also be aware that while wearing Invisalign trays is generally not uncomfortable once they’re adjusted properly and fitted snugly onto each tooth, there may be times when certain foods cause discomfort due to their size or shape (for example: hard candies) or because they stick out too far from between other teeth when chewing them (like popcorn kernels). If this happens often enough during meals throughout each day’s wear period then it’s probably best not eat those foods while wearing these trays until further notice from your dentist.

Source: https://maylandsdentalcentre.com.au/orthodontics/invisalign-consult/

 
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