For many of our patients, Invisalign® clear aligners can help to straighten teeth, and correct bite issues, without the need for wires and brackets. Here, our Surrey dentists explain how the Invisalign treatment process works, from start to finish.
Are you ready for a straighter smile?
If you're ready to straighten your teeth or correct a bite issue, but don't want the look of traditional metal braces, Invisalign may be the ideal orthodontic treatment for you.
Here's how the Invisalign treatment process works:
1 - Book a Consultation
The first step on your journey is to visit your Surrey dentist for your Invisalign consultation.
This consultation will give your dentist an opportunity to thoroughly examine your teeth and bite to determine whether Invisalign treatment might be right for you.
If you're a good candidate for Invisalign, your dentist will do a series of detailed scans using our iTero 3D intraoral scanning technology and show you a preview of what your smile could look like once your treatment is finished.
2 - Your Personalized Treatment Plan
Based on your smile goals and the results of your detailed iTero scans, your dentist will create a custom treatment plan just for you. Your personalized treatment plan will map out the steps of your Invisalign treatment, and provide you with insights regarding timelines and what you can expect from your Invisalign treatment.
3 - Your Aligners Are Customized for You
Each clear aligner in your series will be created specifically to fit your smile. During your treatment the custom made aligners will gently guide your teeth into their corrected positions. All Invisalign aligners are made out of a clear flexible plastic called SmartTrack® and do not contain any gluten, BPA, or BPS.
4 - A Straighter Smile Starts Here
As soon as your first series of aligners arrive at your dentist's office you will be contacted to come pick them up and your treatment can get started.
While you're at the dental office to pick up your aligners, your dentist will ensure that your aligners fit correctly, show you how to wear them properly, review your treatment plan with you, and answer any questions you may have about your treatment.
After that, you will only need to visit your dentist every 6-8 weeks so that your dentist can monitor your progress and make any adjustments to your treatment that may be required.
5 - Nothing Can Stop You Now
Your clear aligners are so low-profile and convenient you can live your life without interrupts while straightening your teeth and correcting bite issues.
Your Invisalign custom aligners will be almost completely invisible while you're wearing them. That means hardly anyone will notice that you're straightening your teeth. And your Invisalign aligners are removable so there's no need to make any changes to your diet.