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Straightening your teeth using Invisalign

Posted by Dr. Patel on Dec 16 2020, 10:07 AM

Are you always self-conscious about malocclusion affecting your smile but anxious about wearing braces? Have you had crooked or uneven teeth for most of your life and wish to get them straightened? Are you concerned about people being able to notice your metal braces if at all you attempt to straighten your teeth? Here is a solution that can bring a smile to your face by solving all your concerns - a better way to straighten your teeth - Invisalign! 

Invisalign is a therapeutic approach to getting rid of malocclusion or crooked teeth. Invisalign is a type of dental aligner that is clear, removable, and invisible, used to rectify abnormalities artistically and comfortably. The treatment procedure is meticulous, predictable, and technologically advanced. 

Step by step process of Invisalign treatment

Research on the treatment or consult an orthodontist: Before you decide to go for Invisalign treatment, you should do some primary research and set up a consultation with a proficient, certified, and licensed orthodontist competent in this treatment, such as Dr. Patel. The orthodontist diagnoses the condition and conducts a few tests to determine your candidacy. Oral scans, photographs, and x-rays may be taken to map the position of the teeth. 

Customized treatment plan: Invisalign is a customized orthodontic aligner that is fabricated to perfectly fit your teeth to move them to their orthodontically right positions. The dentist will thoroughly diagnose the condition and take highly-precise digital molds of the teeth and use them as a reference for fabricating the aligners. It may take a week or two to get the aligners fabricated.

Usage of Invisalign: Once you get the aligners, the dentist will take you through their usage. Ideally, the aligners have to be used for at least 22 hours every day and can be taken off only when you brush the teeth, eat food, or do other necessary activities. It is crucial to clean the teeth thoroughly before putting them on, as any food particles left on the teeth could negatively impact the treatment procedure.

Change the aligners periodically: A new set of aligners will be provided once every two weeks to accommodate the teeth' alignment change. In a simplified way, the new set of aligners help the patient advance to the next stage of the treatment, during which the teeth are moved further to their right positions.

Routine consultations: It is crucial for the dentist to monitor the progress of the treatment regularly. Hence, you would have to visit the dentist periodically, during which they will determine the progress in the treatment and provide you with the new set of aligners.

Benefits of Invisalign treatment

Comfortable & Convenient: Invisible aligners are easy to wear because they have rounded edges and have no wires or metal brackets that bother your gums and cheeks. So, you go through negligible discomfort. You can even remove them while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

Aesthetically pleasing: Invisible aligners are made from clear plastic. Hence, it is highly unlikely that anyone would spot your orthodontic aligners. However, they aren't entirely invisible and can be noticed when someone takes a closer look. 

Effective: Invisible aligners are designed using advanced technology to ensure an exact fit for your teeth. They are known to treat several types of malocclusion with ease.

Shorter treatment period: It takes a few months to complete the treatment successfully. In comparison to braces, this is considerably shorter.

Removable: Invisalign can be removed with ease whenever you have to eat or brush the teeth. This makes it more convenient and easy to use.


Feel free to reach us on-call 909-628-8109 or by scheduling an online appointment, and we'll be happy to guide you further with your Invisalign treatment.

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