Our teen and adult patients are pretty stoked about Invisalign, not only because they are clear, but because they are removable, too! The whole treatment process is a breeze. Here’s how Invisalign works:
Our orthodontists have lots of street cred when it comes to Invisalign. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Come in and meet us at one of our convenient orthodontic offices in Charlotte, Huntersville, or Mooresville for a free, no-hassle consultation.
During this consultation, we will discuss your case in detail and answer all of your questions about Invisalign, the costs, insurance and any other concerns you may have. The only dumb question is the one that is unasked. So ASK AWAY!
We will take digital X-Rays and scan your teeth to create a 3D image of your bite. Cool, right?! We’re so techy. And you can thank us later for not cramping your style with the messy impression goop.
From this image, our orthodontists will map out a precise treatment plan to achieve your smile goals. Using this technology, we will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move in each stage of treatment.
While every case is different, the treatment time for most adults is about a year. For Invisalign teens, the length of treatment is similar to braces.
Based on the customized treatment plan we create for you, a series of custom-made, clear aligners will be fabricated. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that are comfortable to wear.
Simply wear them throughout the day and remove them to eat or brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. YIPPY!
Approximately every week, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of treatment. To monitor your progress, you will have occasional check-ups with our orthodontists (we just love your company), usually every ten to twelve weeks.
For best results and a speedy outcome, you should wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours per day throughout your treatment. At each stage, you’ll be able to see how much closer you are to achieving a beautiful smile!