The Invisalign journey – Step by step process

Modern orthodontic advancement has transformed the world of orthodontics. For decades we have been using the traditional metal braces to align and straighten teeth. The revolutionary Invisalign clear aligners are indeed a recent breakthrough innovation for easy, better and faster treatment. Who knew orthodontic appliances from then and now would be so different from what it used to be a couple of decades ago?

Today, everyone talks about the miracle of Invisalign clear aligners but we seldom discuss what the process is like. In this blog, our prime focus will be on how progressive Invisalign treatment gets with every passing week. The custom-designed aligner trays, gently move your teeth into the desired position. The Invisalign treatment takes place in stages. Your orthodontist will take a look at the correction needed and will customise an exclusive plan for you. Whether you have a crossbite, underbite, crowded teeth or gaps between teeth, you have high chances of getting it corrected with the clear aligners.

Invisalign process

To begin with, your orthodontist will get your teeth impressions made. This is done using the high-end Itero Scan, which captures the 3D model of your teeth for precise and accurate manufacturing of the Invisalign aligners. After this process, the Orthodontist and the patient will sit down and discuss the treatment plan using ClinCheck. ClinCheck is mandatory to be done for all Invisalign cases- as it decides the no.of aligners needed for the treatment and treatment duration. Accordingly, the treatment cost will be set. The scanning, ClinCheck process and the manufacturing of aligners will roughly take around 23 days. Your orthodontist will give you your first tray which you can wear at the clinic and will instruct you to pick up the next one in two weeks.

Invisalign experience

For starters, your new set of clear aligners will certainly feel like a foreign object in your mouth. It may take you a week or two to get used to the feel. It may not be a pleasant experience initially and may cause a little bit of discomfort but definitely worth the trouble. The clear aligners will make your teeth look shiny and sparkling for sure. In the first few days, you may be a bit self-conscious too. In about a week you will get accustomed to the Invisalign routine of wearing it for 22 hours and removing only while you eat food or drink beverages. It will also become loose and so it can be worn with ease. Cleaning your aligners regularly is very important to maintain your trays and for good oral hygiene. The best part about wearing the aligners is that your teeth will look better with all its flaws well concealed. Now! Who wouldn’t like that? In about two weeks, with gradual teeth movement, you will get close to trying out your next tray. Subsequently, every two weeks, you will get your next trays and you will be able to see the clear transformation. In about 8 weeks, the results will be quite impressive. Depending on the severity of the correction it can take 10 to 18 months to see the best smile ever.

At Zendental, we understand your dental concerns. We strive to make your Invisalign smile journey exciting. Dr. Anitha Alagheshan, our experienced and friendly Chief Orthodontist goes the extra mile to explain Invisalign in detail before commencing the procedure. The team at Zendental has an outstanding level of patient care. With us, you certainly can embark on your journey to a new, more beautiful smile.

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