Dentist Oakland How Invisalign Works to Align Teeth

Oakland Invisalign Dentist

Invisalign is a set of clear aligners designed to shift your teeth into place. Many adults and teens choose Invisalign due to its discreet nature.


Wondering what the Invisalign process entails? 


1.      Visit your Oakland Invisalign Dentist

First, you will want to visit a dentist or orthodontist. They will work with you to  decide if it is recommended for you to have Invisalign as your treatment. 


2.      Create a Treatment Plan

After your initial consultation, we will develop a treatment plan just for you. Why is it personalized? It is because every patient’s teeth structure is unique!


3.      Claim your customized Invisalign

Get your Invisalign once it is finished. Don’t forget to ask for the instructions, precautions, and additional questions to your doctor before putting it on. One of its advantages is that this won’t bring discomfort to your cheeks and gums, unlike metal braces. Moreover, you must wear your aligners for 22 hours a day for faster results. You can wear it every day, but you need to remove it when you’re going to eat, floss, or brush your teeth.


4.      Visit your dentist every few weeks to change aligners

Every few weeks, you will need to visit our office for a check up and for new aligners. 


Unlike metal braces, the treatment time of Invisalign is shorter. This means that you do not need to wait for too long to get that perfect, straight set of teeth. Also, while having it checked, remember to always to follow your dentist's instructions on how to properly take care of both your aligners and your teeth. This way, the results can be evident in even a shorter time frame. From then on, you can confidently smile anywhere!