Today our Coquitlam orthodontists share a little about what you can expect from your Invisalign treatment journey, from start to straight-smile finish.
1 - Plan Your Straight-Smile Journey
Your Invisalign journey to a straighter smile begins with scheduling a consultation with your orthodontist to find out if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you. Your orthodontist will complete a thorough assessment of your teeth and bite, and take detailed digital impressions of your smile. After your assessment is complete, the orthodontist will review your diagnosis, and run through appropriate treatment options.
2 - Make a Reservation
If you're a good candidate for Invisalign, your orthodontist will show you a preview of what your smile could look like once treatment is complete, then forward your digital impressions to the Invisalign technicians to have custom aligners created just for you.
3 - Hit the Road
Our office will give you a call as soon as your new aligners are ready for pick-up. When you visit the office to pick up your aligners your orthodontist will check that the aligners fit correctly, show you how to care for them, and answer any questions you may have about your treatment.
Throughout your treatment period, you will wear each set of aligners for 20-22 hours every day for approximately two weeks, then switch to the next set of aligners in the series. You will continue this process until your teeth reach their final corrected positions.
During your treatment period you will visit your orthodontist every four to six weeks for a brief appointment. These appointments give your orthodontist an opportunity to monitor your progress and make any changes that may be required to your treatment plan.
4 - Reaching Your Destination
By following your orthodontist's instructions and wearing your aligners as prescribed, your Invisalign journey will end with a straighter smile that you will be proud to show off. At your final appointment your orthodontist may prescribe a retainer to wear while your teeth settle into their new corrected positions.