For many people, taking the first few steps to building a straighter smile with Invisalign® clear braces would be a lot easier if they could get a clear picture of what they’ll look like during treatment and after they’ve completed it. If you haven’t made your mind up to take those initial steps, learn more about the process here to get a better idea of how your life will look before and after Invisalign.
Before: At Your Initial Consultation
The biggest issue for many people who have misaligned teeth is self-esteem. For others, their biggest problem is with their inability to fully enjoy their favorite foods, and for others still, the issue that bothers them most about their smile is the way it impacts their speech. This is the picture of millions of Americans who are candidates for braces. But as soon as the initial consultation with the orthodontist begins, that picture starts to change.
During: At Your First Consultation
At your first consultation, you’ll be able to see a virtual representation of your teeth before, during, and after completing the Invisalign process. So you can see what your smile will look like when you are done with treatment and at various milestones along the way.
Throughout your initial consultation, you’ll discuss the issues you’ve had with your teeth and what sort of results you want to see. Your dentist will determine if your situation is appropriate for Invisalign and a treatment plan will be mapped out with your goals in mind.
Then the clinician will use imaging software to take 3D scans of your teeth. Your dentist will then plan your tooth movements through your entire treatment timeline.
After: Life with Invisalign and Beyond
Once you embark on your custom treatment plan, you will go into your dentist’s office for occasional checkups to monitor your progress and to get your next set of aligners.
Customized aligners are fabricated for you to wear at each stage of your treatment. Whilst the number of aligners varies, depending on the situation, a complete series of aligners typically includes 20 to 30 of them per arch.
Throughout the entire treatment process, you will be able to watch your tooth progressively moving into place. Your smile will, little by little, morph into something you feel more comfortable showing off anywhere and on any day.
Kickstart your Invisalign before and after story, and schedule an appointment for a consultation with a National Dental office in Queens, Manhattan, Suffolk County or Nassau County.