How to Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

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How to Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

How to Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign treatment is an alternative to braces. Invisalign is a clear set of aligners that does not contain metal wires and brackets. The transparent material enables users to enjoy their day without having to worry about how their mouth looks. With the support of a specialist orthodontist, Invisalign is as effective as braces in relation to straightening teeth and correcting other common dental issues. Invisalign is made from a comfortable, smooth and BPA-free plastic that is hygienic and pleasant in the mouth. If you would like to have straighter teeth without braces, consider Invisalign treatment.

Before commencing Invisalign treatment, you will need to prepare both mentally and financially. Invisalign is a commitment and an investment. The results will not be achieved in a few days or weeks. It does take many months because the small adjustment pressures applied to the teeth by the invisible aligners work every day to straighten your teeth. Over time, the forces applied to your teeth by the aligners will enable your teeth condition to be improved. You will have to visit the orthodontist throughout the treatment plan to check on progress and to receive new sets of aligners.

To help you prepare for Invisalign treatment, here are 5 tips to consider. If you have questions about preparing for Invisalign treatment, please contact us.

1. Preparing to commit

Invisalign requires a commitment of at least 9-18 months. There is no fixed time period because each mouth is different, and every formation of teeth is unique. Only a specialist orthodontist can, based on their experience and knowledge, be able to provide a more certain time frame for results to be seen and achieved. Since you will be the individual using Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you will need to mentally prepare for the 9-18 month commitment. Remember, once the process is complete your teeth will be straighter than before, your oral hygiene will improve and your confidence to provide a great big smile will increase! Many people have successfully used Invisalign to straighten their teeth.

2. Sourcing funds

Invisalign is not a cheap investment. Investing in your dental hygiene is important because your body is what keeps you going. Whether you need to source funds from family or a bank, or take advantage of a payment plan, we can make recommendations to help you source the funds. Invisalign is comparatively cheaper to braces given the materials, technology and number of follow-up consultations. It is important that you do not compromise on straightening your teeth by deferring treatment because of a lack of funds. You may need to prepare a budget and adjust your expenditure so that you can commit to funding the Invisalign treatment for the duration required.

3. Finding a specialist

A specialist orthodontist should conduct the Invisalign treatment. At Hello Ortho, our team of orthodontists have the experience and knowledge to successfully conduct Invisalign treatment on both adults and children. Given the vast experience, they have supported individuals with similar teeth conditions and will apply leading dental industry practice to achieve the goal you want. When you engage us to assist you on your journey, we assign an Invisalign treatment specialist who will support you throughout your treatment plan including the initial consult, installation and follow-ups. If you have any questions, they will be your go-to person for a query or a chat!

4. Scanning your mouth

Invisalign aligners are tailored to suit your teeth formation. Special imaging technology assesses your teeth and develop a 3D image of your mouth. This will then be reviewed by the orthodontist and then used by a dental lab to manufacture your aligners using innovative technology. With virtual imaging and artificial intelligence, you will be able to see how the aligners will straighten your teeth before the work commences. This image is not an exact guarantee but a close prediction of the results you can expect.

5. Installation and check-ups

Once the dental lab has produced the Invisalign aligners, the specialist orthodontist will insert them carefully into your mouth. Adjustments will be made where required so that they fit comfortably. You will need to adjust to wearing Invisalign as they will sit on top of and around your teeth. Once you are comfortable with them being in your mouth on a daily basis, follow the protocols specified by the orthodontist and be patient. During the check-ups, you may receive new aligners depending on your progress.

At Hello Ortho, we provide Invisalign treatment in Caulfield for children and adults. Our specialist team of orthodontists provide complete and reliable Invisalign treatment for all types of teeth formation conditions. Following an assessment of your mouth and appropriate preparation, Invisalign treatment can be applied with results seen after 9-18 months. If you would like to know more about Invisalign treatment or Invisalign cost, please contact us on (03) 9524 8900.

Invisalign Treatment FAQs

Question: Do they clean your teeth before Invisalign?

Answer: Yes. The orthodontist will clean your teeth before they apply Invisalign into your mouth. The cleaning process takes place on the same day and it is recommended that you clean, floss and rinse your mouth with mouthwash prior to attending the clinic.

Question: How long does it take Invisalign to work?

Answer: There is no fixed time frame. Each mouth is different and Invisalign works uniquely depending on the formation of your mouth, goals and patience of the individual. Invisalign requires minor adjustments over time and takes approximately 9-18 months to straighten and correct teeth.

Question: How do I know if my Invisalign is working?

Answer: Your orthodontist will provide you with a progress update at each of check-up consultation. You will notice the formation of your teeth changing, however don’t except major changes in a matter of weeks. Your teeth are a natural part of your mouth and need to be carefully readjusted over time.

Question: Will Invisalign work if I only wear it at night?

Answer: No. It is recommended to wear Invisalign throughout the day for at least 20-22 hours per day. The longer your leave Invisalign in your mouth, the more effective the treatment will be.

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