Here are some of the steps our dentist takes throughout Invisalign treatment:
Your First Visit
Before starting Invisalign treatment, you and our dentist will partner to choose a plan that properly suits your orthodontic needs. As Invisalign is not recommended for everyone, our dentist must first conduct an oral evaluation to see if you are eligible for this treatment.
Structuring the Right Plan for You
If you are considered a candidate for Invisalign, our dentist will begin customizing a plan for you. We will create comprehensive 3D digital images of your teeth to show your current condition and what you can expect Invisalign to correct. Another alternative to using the 3D images are dental impressions. The images from the iTero digital scanning system will give you virtual results by showing you the exact movements your teeth need to make, along with the expected treatment outcome.
As mentioned earlier, Invisalign consists of a set of transparent aligners. They are typically made of a BPA-free, SmartTrack® material, meaning the aligners do not contain any toxins many plastic components carry. These aligners can be removed easily, making it extremely convenient to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
Monitoring Your Progress
Although Invisalign aligners are removable, our dentist will recommend wearing them most of the day and night. Additionally, your Invisalign aligners will be replaced by our dentist throughout the treatment. Our staff will schedule you these appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes.
Our dentist will provide you with useful instructions and recommendations on how to clean and take proper care of your aligners. After eating, be sure to brush your teeth, along with the aligners, before re-inserting them. This will reduce possibilities for bacteria to grow. After you have completed your Invisalign treatment, depending on your specific case, our dentist will most likely recommend wearing a retainer. Wearing a retainer is highly recommended, as it will secure the stability of your teeth and their new position.
Credit and Payment
Our office offers several payment options for Invisalign. You may also apply for CareCredit to see if you qualify for a line of credit that will allow you to obtain flexible payment options.
For more information about Invisalign or our other dental treatments here at My Dentist, please call our office at 903-737-8543. Our staff will answer any questions you have, as well as assist in scheduling an appointment.