Here's what you can expect from Invisalign treatment process:
Scheduling an Appointment
Scheduling an appointment with our dentist is the first step toward a straight smile. As Invisalign is not suggested for everyone, our dentist must first conduct an oral evaluation to see if you qualify for this treatment.
Building a Plan
If you are eligible for Invisalign, our dentist will begin customizing a plan for you. We will create comprehensive 3D digital images of your teeth to show your current condition and what you can expect Invisalign to correct. Another alternative to using the 3D images is traditional dental impressions. However, if you opt for 3D imaging, the images from the iTero digital scanning system will give you virtual results by showing you the exact movements your teeth need to make along with the expected treatment outcome.
As mentioned earlier, Invisalign is a set of transparent aligners. They are typically made of a BPA-free, SmartTrack material, meaning the aligners do not contain the toxins many plastic components carry. These aligners can be removed easily, making it extremely convenient to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
The Progress of Your Treatment
Although Invisalign aligners are removable, our dentist will recommend wearing them the majority of day and night. Additionally, your Invisalign aligners will be replaced by our dentist throughout the treatment. Our staff will schedule you these appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes.
Our dentist will provide you with useful instructions and recommendations on how to clean and take proper care of your aligners. After eating, be sure to brush your teeth, along with the aligners, before reinserting them. This will reduce possibilities for bacteria to grow. After you have completed your Invisalign treatment, and depending on your specific case, our dentist will most likely recommend wearing a retainer. Wearing a retainer is highly recommended as it will secure the stability of your teeth and their new position.
Credit and Payment
Our office offers several credit options for the Invisalign procedure, including CareCredit.
If you are interested in Invisalign, call Neibauer Dental Care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, at 540-899-9511 today! We can assist in scheduling an appointment, along with answering any of your questions.