At your first Invisalign appointment, your dentist will assess your mouth and discuss your goals for cosmetic dentistry. They will let you know if Invisalign is a viable option for you. Some people may not be suitable for this type of dental alignment process, but the Invisalign Smile Concierge team can help you find an Invisalign doctor in your area. Once the impressions have been taken (either in-house or sent to Invisalign), the custom plastic aligners will be manufactured.
Before committing to Invisalign, it's important to do your research. Read up on blogs and articles, talk to people who have gone through the process, and ask your dentist any questions you may have about the cost and pros and cons of the treatment. Invisalign aligners must be worn all day and night, except when eating or brushing. It's hard to predict how long you'll need Invisalign; it usually takes about a year, but this depends on your individual plan.
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that there are no dietary restrictions and fewer appointments than with traditional braces. The aligners are replaced every two weeks with a new set. Choosing a dentist you trust with experience in Invisalign is essential as this is a big decision that will affect both your lifestyle and finances. If your dentist needs to send your impressions to the Invisalign laboratory, they will explain the next steps in the process and provide you with an estimate of the treatment time.