We have exciting news if you've ever dreamed of having a straighter smile, even though the thought of traditional braces makes you cringe. Invisalign®, the modern orthodontic marvel, offers a discreet and comfortable way to achieve the smile of your dreams. Whether dealing with crooked teeth, gaps, or misalignments, Invisalign can be your secret weapon to a beautifully aligned smile.
At Chroma Dental, Yev Davydov, DDS, Brianna Davydov, DDS, and our exceptional team in Midtown, New York, guide you through the journey of getting started with Invisalign, step by step. From the initial consultation to wearing your aligners and completing your treatment, we provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what to expect.
On the first step of your Invisalign journey, you can expect the following at the initial consultation with our team:
We examine your teeth, discuss your goals, and assess whether Invisalign is the right treatment option. We also explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
Instead of traditional dental molds, we take digital impressions using advanced technology. These impressions, images, and X-rays help create a customized treatment plan. You get a glimpse of how your teeth gradually shift into alignment, allowing you to visualize your future smile.
Once we finalize your treatment plan, it's time to wear your Invisalign aligners. You can expect the following during this phase:
We provide you with a series of custom-made, clear aligners. You wear each set for about two weeks before progressing to the next one. We ensure the aligners fit properly and provide instructions on how to wear and care for them.
Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day, allowing you to remove them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. It's essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene by cleaning your teeth and aligners regularly to prevent bacteria buildup and ensure the success of your treatment.
The aligners use gentle, controlled force to shift your teeth gradually over time. You may experience slight discomfort or pressure during the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners, but this is a positive sign that your teeth are responding to the treatment.
Throughout your Invisalign journey, you have regularly scheduled check-ups to monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments. Here's what you can expect:
You visit our office approximately every 6-8 weeks for progress check-ups. We evaluate your teeth's movement, ensure the aligners fit properly, and provide you with the next sets of aligners. These appointments allow us to track your progress and make any necessary modifications to your treatment plan.
Depending on your specific case, refinements may be required to achieve optimal results. These refinements involve creating additional aligners to address any remaining tooth misalignments. Once we determine if your teeth are in their ideal positions, your Invisalign treatment is considered complete.
Now that you've gained valuable insight into what to expect when starting with Invisalign, it’s time to take the next step forward. From the initial consultation and treatment plan to wearing aligners and regular progress check-ups, each step brings you closer to achieving a beautiful, straight smile.
If you’re ready to learn more about Invisalign and if it’s the right treatment plan for you, call us at 646-933-8174 or visit our website to request an appointment today.