Today our Surrey dentists at Guildford Orthodontic Centre explain what you can expect from your Invisalign® Journey to a Straighter Smile - from start to beautiful finish.
Planning Your Journey
Your orthodontist will complete a thorough assessment of your smile, and take detailed digital impressions of your teeth and jaw.
Once the assessment is complete, your orthodontist will review your diagnosis, and run through appropriate treatment options to help correct your misalignment or bite issues.
Making a Reservation
If Invisalign is the right treatment option for you, your orthodontist will give you a preview of what your smile could look like once treatment is complete, then forward your impressions to the Invisalign technicians to have custom aligners created just for you.
Hitting the Road
In approximately 4 weeks your aligners will be ready and we will contact you to arrange a time for pick up. When you visit the office to pick up your aligners your orthodontist will check that your aligners fit correctly, show you how to care for them, and answer any questions you may have.
Invisalign treatment consists of wearing each set of aligners for 20-22 hours every day for approximately two weeks, then switching to the next set of aligners in the series, until the desired tooth movement has been achieved.
Approximately every four to six weeks throughout your treatment you will visit your orthodontist for a brief appointment. These appointments give your orthodontist the opportunity to monitor your progress and make any required changes to your treatment.
Reaching Your Destination
Simply by following your orthodontist's instructions and wearing your aligners as prescribed, your Invisalign journey will end with a straighter smile that you will be proud to show off.
Once your Invisalign treatment is complete your orthodontist may prescribe a retainer to wear while your teeth settle into their new corrected positions.