5 Step Introduction to the Glendale Invisalign Treatment Process
1. The first step is to choose a dentist.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that has become a popular alternative to metal braces. If you are interested in Invisalign, seek out a Glendale AZ dentist who has experience with Invisalign. Not all dentists work with Invisalign. Call to schedule a consultation where you can ask about their Invisalign training and discuss any concerns you may have. Your dentist will then evaluate your case and determine whether Invisalign is a good option for you. If so, he will devise a personal treatment plan fitted to your needs. Invisalign has progressively continued to developed treatment options for more complex cases.
Glendale invisalign treatment requires regular visits, so it’s important to find a dentist and staff that you are comfortable with. Some things you may want to inquire about are, the office hours, if they accept your dental insurance, and what payment options are available.
2. The next step is for your dentist to take impressions of your teeth.
After taking x-rays of your teeth your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth. An impression is an imprint of your teeth and surrounding tissues. This is accomplished by placing a tray filled with a soft plaster like material over your teeth and leaving it for a few minutes while it sets up. When the tray is removed from the mouth, it provides a detailed imprint of your teeth that can be used to make a cast, or likeness of your teeth. From these tools your dentist can devise a personalized treatment plan showing exactly how your teeth will move during treatment.
3. Return to the dentist and receive your custom aligners.
Using the impressions taken of your teeth, a series of custom made, clear aligners will be made expressly for you. You will simply wear these aligners each day, but unlike metal braces you can remove them while eating and in order to brush and floss effectively. Wearing these aligners will result in your teeth gradually beginning to move into the desired position.
Since the aligners are clear, people may not even notice that you are wearing them. They are made of a BPA free plastic that won’t poke, cut or irritate your mouth like metal braces tend to.
4. Change to a new aligner every two weeks.
About every two weeks you will move on to a new set of aligners as your treatment continues to gently reposition your teeth. You will visit your Glendale AZ dentist about every six to eight weeks to oversee your progress.
5. Enjoy the end result.
Treatment duration with Invisalign is generally comparable to the treatment duration of braces, although treatment time with Invisalign may be shorter. As with braces, treatment duration will vary from one person to another. Treatment time is also dependent on patient cooperation in wearing the aligners for between 20 to 22 hours each day. Most patients find they have no problem wearing their aligners the required amount
of time as they frequently forget that they are wearing them. Invisalign is the effortless way to achieve a straight, healthy smile to last a lifetime.
Call Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead to schedule a consultation as the first step toward the smile you want. Along with nearly two decades of practice, Dr. Greg Ceyhan has attended hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to stay up to date with the latest treatment methods in dentistry. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead we accept all major credit cards and offer financing options if needed.
Dr. Greg Ceyhan – Dentist