Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment option, popular with our teen and adult patients. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place. The beauty of Invisalign is no one will even know you're straightening your smile!
Are you curious about the process? See below for a step by step guide to Invisalign treatment!
As a Certified Provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, you can be confident in Dr. Garcia's ability to straighten your smile using this treatment option. During your consultation, we will discuss your case in detail to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. You will also be able to ask questions about Invisalign, costs, insurance and any other concerns you may have.
We will take digital X-Rays and impressions of your teeth which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3D image. From these images, we'll be able to map out a precise treatment plan to achieve our goals. Using this technology, Dr. Garcia will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move in each state of treatment. While every case is different, the treatment time for most adults is about a year. For teens, the lengeth of treatment is similar to braces.
Based on the customized treatment plan Dr. Garcia creates 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.
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of treatment. To monitor your progress, you will have occassional check-ups with Dr. Garcia, usually every six weeks. For best results and 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 a achieving a beautiful, confident smile.