The Invisalign Process

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and not been happy with the look of your teeth, then consider Invisalign treatment. There are Invisalign Missouri dental offices that can quickly give you the details of the procedure and create the aligners that are placed in the mouth.

When you enter the office, you will have x-rays taken of the teeth and a consultation with the dentist to determine the best method of treatment. The dentist will be able to come up with an estimate as to how long you will need to wear the aligners in order for the teeth to be straight. This is the time when you need to ask questions about the treatment and some of the things that you can, and can’t, do while wearing the aligners.

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Invisalign. Image from mateerortho.com

The dentist will create a plan that is customized for your. A 3-D image might be used to look at the best way to develop the aligners. A mapped plan of how the teeth will likely move will be discussed. Once the image is complete, the dentist will be able to show you what the teeth will look like after the treatment is complete. Most treatments take about a year to get the results that you desire.

A series of aligners will be made that is customized for your teeth. The aligners are made of a smooth plastic and are easy to fit in the mouth. You will likely go back to the office every few weeks to get a new aligner placed in the mouth. This is usually plenty of time to see some kind of movement with the teeth. A benefit of the aligners is that they won’t irritate the gums or the cheeks like traditional braces. They can be removed so that you can clean the teeth and eat some of the foods that you wouldn’t be able to enjoy while wearing traditional braces. All you need to do is wear the aligners during the day and most of the time at night. The teeth will begin to shift with each set of aligners that is placed in the mouth.

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