Invisalign® Treatment Plan

Invisalign® is a corrective dental treatment that has become popular in recent years due to its effectiveness, relative speed when compared to traditional braces, and the fact that it’s more aesthetically pleasing than traditional banded braces. The following guide will help you understand how Invisalign is made and how the treatment works to correct your teeth.

How Are Invisalign® Aligners Made?

Before treatment plans can be discussed, it’s important to note exactly how these Invisalign aligners are actually made. 

Invisalign aligners are made using cutting edge technology that leaves other forms of teeth mapping in the technological dust. The first step to creating Invisalign aligners is to create a 3D image of your teeth using the patented iTeroElement scanner. This scanner creates an accurate 3D image of all the teeth in your mouth. It is this model that is used to create the aligners, which are made using a unique patented material called Smart Track, which is comfortable and well-fitted. 

After the initial aligners are made, they are then trimmed to better fit with the gum line. The final step in the creation process is making sure that they fit properly. If they don’t, they can be sent back to the Invisalign provider for a more accurate fit.

Invisalign Treatment Plans

The length and overall scope of the Invisalign Treatment plan you receive will vary depending on a few factors, including the current state of your teeth and your projected results. The scan created during the earlier part of the treatment process is used to create a digital road map that will help the Invisalign treatment planner create highly specialized aligners that provide just the right amount of force to move your teeth without causing pain and discomfort. These aligners will be swapped out at varying points on your Invisalign treatment plan, allowing your teeth to move according to the measurements of your Invisalign aligners in a way that doesn’t cause excess pain.

The total length of time required for your Invisalign treatment plan will depend on a few factors. Some patients find that they only need a treatment time for as little as 6 months, while others may need up to 18 months in order to correct their teeth.

If you want to undergo an Invisalign Treatment Plan for your crooked teeth, it’s important to talk with your Invisalign provider about the projected results for your teeth. This will help you get a greater understanding of the amount of time required for your treatment; it will also help you understand just how many Invisalign aligner trays you will need in order to achieve your final results.

Final Thoughts

Invisalign is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatment methods for crooked teeth, thanks to its relatively invisible appearance, comfort, and the fact that each aligner is customized to fit your teeth perfectly and produce the best results possible. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, contact Oxford Family Dental today to explore your options regarding Invisalign.

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Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 0K2
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