Invisalign treatment consists of tray-like aligners made from transparent thermoplastic that is dental-grade. They move teeth by applying pressure on them in the required direction in a controlled manner. The best feature of Invisalign is that it is virtually invisible and aesthetically pleasing.
Step by step process of Invisalign treatment
Customized treatment plan: Once you have decided to go for Invisalign, Dr. Lee will design a customized plan for treatment based on the positioning of your teeth. Dr. Lee will take 3D scans of your teeth and utilize it to predict teeth positioning at different stages of treatment. Not all teeth are moved at the same point in time.
Clear and invisible braces are put on: The next step is to get your clear and invisible aligners. Once you get your set of aligners, wear them every day for at least 22 hours. The most convenient reason to use them is that they are easy to remove. Hence, you can take them off while you are eating, brushing, and flossing.
Get a new set of aligners every two weeks: Based on your treatment plan, Dr. Lee will give you a new set of aligners every two weeks. During each stage of your treatment plan, the dentist will concentrate on moving a different set of teeth.
Regular consultations: Your dentist will ask you to visit once every few weeks in order to evaluate and see how the treatment is progressing. If any changes are required, they will be made. It is also crucial for you to go for regular consultations once every six months after the treatment procedure to ensure that no problems crop up.
Maintain Hygiene: It is vital to maintain proper oral hygiene during and after the treatment. This ensures a healthier oral cavity and reduces the chances of developing cavities.
Call us at 408-988 7788 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Lee to have a consultation at our dental practice in Santa Clara, CA.