How Does Invisalign Work?

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Invisalign is a comfortable, discreet way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign works by creating a graduated series of clear plastic aligners that gently move your teeth over time into their best positions. In nine to 15 months, you will have a stunning new smile.


Your First Appointment

During your consultation, you and your dentist will discuss what you want to see in your smile. They will take digital and perhaps conventional impressions to understand your teeth’s state fully. They will take X-rays, record your bite, and take pictures of your face and teeth. The dentist will create a 3-D model of your teeth using this data.

The dentist will then let you know what you can expect from the system, answering any questions.


Designing Invisalign

After your initial appointment, your dentist will design your custom aligners using Invisalign’s patented software. The dentist decides which teeth should move and when.

Invisalign can correct crooked, crossed, and crowded teeth and minor to moderate bite issues like overbites and underbites. Medical studies point to its effectiveness.


Wearing the Aligners

You will receive your aligners at a follow-up appointment. Approximately every two weeks, your dentist will ask you to change to the next aligner in the series. The dentist carefully designs these aligners to move each tooth individually. This feature makes Invisalign treatment much more comfortable than standard braces. Throughout a complete Invisalign treatment, you can expect your teeth to shift into their optimal positions.

You may only need to visit the dentist every four to six weeks to monitor the process. Conventional braces require more appointments.

Wearing the aligners daily for 20 to 22 hours is crucial for the system’s success. If you regularly forget to put your aligners back in, you could significantly extend the course of your treatment and delay your final results.


Caring for Invisalign

When considering oral care and overall good health, Invisalign holds a clear advantage over braces. Braces make it challenging to keep the teeth and gums in good condition. Patients must brush and floss around them and may miss plaque and food deposits. This problem can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

Since Invisalign comes out for cleaning, patients can keep their teeth spotless. The aligners are also easy to manage with a branded cleaning solution or by gently brushing with clear, unscented liquid soap.


Enjoying the Results

When you use Invisalign, you will benefit from the newest techniques in orthodontic treatment. Compared to other orthodontic appliances, you will enjoy comfort and convenience, and you can show off your new smile relatively quickly.


Call Champagne Smiles

If you’re ready to start your journey to better oral health with Dr. Richard Champagne and a truly collaborative and compassionate dental team, contact Champagne Smiles in Morganville, NJ today to schedule your first appointment. We can show you how straightening teeth can open new personal and professional opportunities.

You will also learn the advantages of Invisalign compared to other orthodontic systems. Care from an expert dentist sets Invisalign apart from other clear aligners.

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