How the Invisalign Orthodontic Process Works

A straight, beautiful smile can boost your dental health and your self-confidence. The Invisalign system, available at Sanford Dental Excellence, is an ideal way to straighten your teeth without the need for metal or wires. This convenient and comfortable dental solution is a great choice for adults wishing to improve their smiles without the appearance of braces.

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How Invisalign Works

Invisalign uses a customized series of clear plastic aligners to complete your orthodontic treatment. When you make the decision to undergo Invisalign treatment, your dentist will take a set of dental impressions, images, and X-rays to create a working three-dimensional model of your mouth. Using advanced computer software, your individual treatment plan is then created. You can see exactly how your teeth will shift and the final result once your treatment is complete. This information is sent to the manufacturer, who creates your Invisalign aligners based on your customized treatment plan. Once your aligners are ready, you will begin your treatment.

What Treatment Is Like

During your Invisalign treatment, each aligner slowly moves your teeth into their correct position as you wear them. Most patients require between 18 to 30 aligners, which are changed approximately every two weeks. You should wear your aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them to eat, drink, floss and brush your teeth, and play sports. Because Invisalign aligners are completely clear, no one will know you are undergoing treatment. They don’t interfere with speech or any other aspects of your life, making treatment both easy and inconspicuous. The average treatment time with Invisalign is one year, during which you will maintain regular dental checkups to chart your progress.

If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign and find out if you’re a good candidate for treatment, call Sanford Dental Excellence at 321-257-8258. We proudly offer Invisalign alongside our other cosmetic and general dental treatments, including dental implants and sedation dentistry. Visit our website to learn more about our dental office and staff.

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