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So you want to know if invisalign is right for you?

Hold on ... let's make sure you have the appropriate treatment plan.  You'll need to have the right records taken (x-rays, impression, photos). From these records, your orthodontist will come up with your treatment plan.  This is the blueprint to move your teeth and get you the smile that you've always wanted.  

Now you know your orthodontic treatment plan.  How are these clear aligners going to move your teeth?

As discussed early, Invisalign works by creating a series of removable aligners. Each new aligner has a little more tooth movement built into it.

 

When you put your first aligner in, it's going to feel tight!  That's because it's designed with a specific tooth movement built into it.

After about 2 weeks of consistent wear, that aligner is going to feel like it fits perfect.  Nice and comfortable.

This is when it's time to place your next aligner in. This new aligner has a new set of tooth movements built into it.

What about really twisted and turned teeth?

To help the aligners grab onto your teeth, your orthodontist will have planned for tooth coloured attachments to be placed on your teeth.

These attachments allow for more predictable tooth movements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will these attachments be visible when my aligners are not in my mouth?

Yup .. but they are small and they can be made from a tooth coloured material.

What about elastics?  Will I need to wear these?

Elastics can be an important part of your orthodontic finishing.  Even patients that use Invisalign could require elastics.

There you have it.  Invisalign is a highly customized appliance designed to move your teeth through a series of removable aligners.

However, your treatment may not be completely invisible due to the use of attachments on your teeth and possible use of elastics.

Still curious.  Find out who can provide Invisalign for you (click here).

 
 
 

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