How Does Invisalign Work

how does invisalign workInvisalign almost seems too good to be true. You simply fit the aligners over your teeth, and it will gradually straighten them out. This process often begs the question, “How does Invisalign work?” Our Los Angeles dentist is happy to go over the Invisalign process with you, so you will no longer be asking yourself, “How does Invisalign work?”

It all begins with a dental exam by our dentist. This exam is performed to determine if you are a good fit for Invisalign since not everyone will qualify. If you are a good candidate, our dentist will take photographs of your face and teeth, impressions of your teeth, and X-rays. These records are sent off with detailed instructions on how the teeth are to be moved. It typically takes about four weeks between taking the impressions and your Invisalign aligners coming in, but then you will be ready to start the treatment.

This is when we really delve into answering your question of, “How does Invisalign work?” You will wear each set of Invisalign aligners for two weeks at a time. The teeth in your tray are slightly straighter than your actual teeth, and this puts pressure on your teeth. By the end of those two weeks, your teeth should match your next aligners. The length of your Invisalign treatment will vary depending on your individual needs.

Once you are done with your final set of aligners, you will be given retainers. You will need to wear your retainer full time for two months, and then it is reduced to just while you are sleeping. Eventually, our dentist will tell you that you only need to wear your retainer one or two nights a week. The reason you are given a retainer is that nothing in your body is constant. Your teeth may constantly move around, and this is a way of keeping them in place.

If you are still asking yourself, “How does Invisalign work?” then you should contact our office today and schedule a consultation with our Los Angeles dentist. Our experienced professionals will be able to go over with you in more detail how the process works.

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