What to expect from your Invisible Aligners treatment

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What is the process of getting Invisible Aligners?

You’ve decided Invisible Aligners is the right treatment for you, and now you are wondering what to expect from the treatment. We follow three initial steps to ensure you get the best possible outcome and the results you’ve always dreamed of!

Initial Consultation

Your journey towards a straighter smile begins with an initial consultation at Smiles and Smiles. Here, you’ll meet with one of our trained Treatment Advisors, with whom you’ll discuss your smile goals. We’ll also answer any questions you may have about invisible aligners and help you understand what to expect from the treatment.

Dental Impressions

Once you’ve decided to proceed with invisible aligners, we’ll take digital impressions of your teeth. These impressions are incredibly accurate and will be used to create your custom-made aligners.

Treatment Plan

Using your dental impressions, our team will design a step-by-step treatment plan that shows the gradual realignment of your teeth. You’ll be able to see a virtual representation of how your teeth will shift at each stage of the treatment, giving you a glimpse of your future smile.

Receiving your aligners

When your custom aligners are ready we will simply post them to you. Our dentist will ensure they fit properly and instruct you on how to wear and care for them. Typically, you’ll be advised to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. If you commit to wearing your aligners for this amount of time on a daily basis, you’ll complete your treatment within 6-10 months.

Alternatively, you may opt to only wear your aligners at night (usually while you sleep). This is a perfect option if you are concerned about wearing your aligners in public or at work or school. Wearing your aligners at night only will typically prolong the treatment time. Your estimated treatment completion time will be provided by your Treatment Advisor though it’s important to note that only wearing your aligners at night can prolong the treatment time up to 24-months.

Check-ups with the Dentist

Throughout your treatment, you’ll have regular check-ups with us to monitor your progress. These appointments are an opportunity to receive your next set of aligners and to address any concerns you might have.

Once you’ve completed your treatment and achieved your new smile, you’ll likely need to wear a retainer. Retainers help to maintain the new position of your teeth and prevent them from shifting back to their original positions.