How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth? Steps to Get Started With Invisalign


Invisalign is a popular way to achieve straight teeth without using metal braces. It uses a series of plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. Many people choose Invisalign because they are invisible when worn, and they require minimal diet or lifestyle change. In this article, Joondanna Family Dental will explain how Invisalign works and explain what you need to know about its treatment process:

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How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth?

The first step in Invisalign treatment is an initial consultation with your dentist or orthodontist. During this consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign is a good treatment option for you. If Invisalign is right for you, your dentist will take x-rays, digital scans, and dental impressions of your teeth. These will be used to create a 3D scan of your teeth that your dentist will use to map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth from start to finish.

The Invisalign treatment plan consists of a series of custom-made aligners worn for two weeks, at least 20-22 hours per day. These aligners apply gentle pressure to your teeth to move them into their correct position. As you replace each aligner with the next one in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they reach the desired position. It is also important to follow a proper oral hygiene routine and keep up with regular dental appointments during treatment. This will allow the dentist to monitor the progress of the treatment and make any necessary adjustments.

Invisalign is a great option for those looking for a discreet and convenient way to get straight teeth. The aligners are invisible and require no special care or maintenance. Also, unlike traditional braces, Invisalign requires fewer dental visits.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

You’ll visit your doctor approximately every six weeks to determine if your treatment is progressing as planned. The average time for Invisalign treatment is 6-18 months, but this will vary depending on the individual case. Some people may need to wear their aligners for a shorter time, while others may need to wear them longer. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll need to wear a retainer, as directed by your dentist, to maintain your brand-new, beautiful smile.

If you are looking for a way to straighten teeth without traditional metal braces, Invisalign may be a good option for you. Talk to an experienced dentist for recommendations and to see if Invisalign is right for you.

When Will Invisalign Results Be Visible?

It is common for patients to wonder when they will start seeing results from their treatment. After all, the goal of Invisalign is to achieve straight teeth, so patients want to see results as soon as possible.

The answer to this question will depend on a few factors. First, the severity of the patient’s dental alignment issue will affect how long it takes to see results. Second, how well the patient follows instructions and wears the Invisalign aligners as prescribed will also impact results. Finally, if the patient had any dental issues before treatment, such as periodontal disease or cavities, it might take longer to see results.

In general, patients can expect to start seeing results from their Invisalign treatment within a few weeks. However, it is important to keep in mind that every patient is different. Treatment times will vary depending on the goals of each patient. For some patients, results may be visible sooner, while for others, it may take longer.

If you are considering Invisalign treatment, the only way to find out how long it will take to see results is to consult an experienced orthodontist. They will be able to assess your case and give you a more accurate estimate.

What Is the Cost of Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign treatment typically starts at $1,800. The actual cost will depend on the severity of your orthodontic case and the length of treatment. You can expect to pay more for your treatment plan if you have a more complex orthodontic case. Invisalign is more expensive than traditional braces, but most people feel it is worth the investment.

Final Thoughts

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth. It is an excellent choice for adults and teenagers who want to achieve a beautiful smile without the hassle of metal braces. If you are considering Invisalign treatment, consult Joondanna Family Dental. Contact our clinic or book an appointment online today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Many benefits come with Invisalign treatment. First, the aligners are nearly invisible. This makes them a very discreet orthodontic treatment option. Second, there is no need for special care. Since Invisalign is removable, patients can remove it for eating and brushing. Finally, Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth without brackets, elastic bands, or metal wires, making them a much more comfortable orthodontic treatment option.

Though Invisalign is a popular treatment for crooked teeth, some drawbacks are associated with it. The Invisalign has to be worn for 20-22 hours per day. Wearing them for less than the recommended time may lengthen your treatment time or might cause it not to be effective. Additionally, they need to be taken out for eating and brushing, which can be inconvenient. Another downside is that they are more expensive than traditional braces. Finally, Invisalign may not be effective for very severe cases of misalignment. If you are considering this treatment option, discuss potential drawbacks with your orthodontist.

Invisalign treatment is not for everyone. To be a good candidate for Invisalign, your teeth must be healthy and free of cavities. If you have gum disease or other dental health issues, you may not be a good candidate for Invisalign. Additionally, Invisalign is not recommended for people with very severe dental problems. If your teeth are extremely crooked, Invisalign may not be the ideal treatment for you.

If you are considering Invisalign, one of the questions you may have is whether or not you can eat while wearing the aligners. After all, traditional braces make it difficult to eat certain foods due to the food getting stuck in the wires and brackets. However, since Invisalign aligners are removable, eating is not a problem. Simply take out the aligners before eating and brush your teeth afterwards. It is important to remember, however, that you should only be removing the aligners for eating and brushing; if they are not in your mouth, they are not working.

Dr. Lucy Ge


Dr. Lucy Ge

Dr. Lucy Ge’s vision for Joondanna Family Dental is to be the local dentist that the community can rely on.


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