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The Invisalign Treatment: A Personalized Process

Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to conventional braces for adults because of their comfort and because they are basically invisible. Most adults are unwilling to go to the office or any other professional setting while wearing braces, so it makes sense that Invisalign has become so popular among this age group.

Typical average treatment with Invisalign takes about a year if the trays are worn 20 to 22 hours per day. You must keep in mind each case is unique, and your treatment could be longer. Our dentist will evaluate your condition, and then create a personalized plan for you to reach your desired results.

Keep reading to learn more.

Your First Consultation 

The first step is to call us to schedule an appointment where our dentist will talk to you about different types of alternatives that are available to correct your bite. Since not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign, our dentist must first conduct an oral evaluation to see if you qualify for this treatment. 

Your initial appointment at West York Dental Care in York, Pennsylvania, will consist of our dentist performing a dental exam to understand the details of your oral health. Following the dental exam, our dentist will begin taking impressions of your teeth. With Invisalign, our dentist will be able to show you virtual results along with a treatment plan so you can see what your new smile will look like once the treatment is complete. No more need for imagination!

Your Custom Treatment Plan 

Once you are having been deemed eligible for Invisalign, our dentist will begin customizing a plan for you. Dental impressions are one method that our dentist may use to create your aligners. The images from our iTero digital scanning system will show you the exact movements your teeth need to make, along with the expected treatment outcome. Our dentist can also make dental impressions of your teeth using our comprehensive 3-D digital system to show your teeth’s current condition and what you can expect with Invisalign. 

Your Invisalign Aligners 

As mentioned earlier, Invisalign is a set of transparent aligners. They are typically made of a BPA-free, SmartTrack material, meaning that the aligners do not contain the toxins many plastic components carry. One of the benefits of the aligners is that they can be removed easily, making it very convenient to brush and floss your teeth as you usually would. 

Your Follow-up Care 

Although Invisalign aligners are removable, our dentist will recommend wearing them most of day and night to see ultimate results. Moreover, your Invisalign aligners will be replaced by our dentist throughout the treatment as needed. Our staff will schedule these appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes. 

Your Care Plan 

Our dentist will provide you useful instructions and recommendations on how to clean and take proper care of your aligners. To reduce possibilities for bacteria growth, after eating be sure to brush your teeth and aligners before inserting them.  After you have completed your Invisalign treatment and depending on your specific case, our dentist will most likely recommend wearing a retainer. Wearing a retainer is highly recommended as it will secure the stability of your teeth in their new position. 

Payment Options 

Our office offers several credit options for the Invisalign procedure. You may also apply for Care Credit, a line of credit that will allow you to obtain flexible payment options. 

Come to our dental office West York Dental Care in , York, Pennsylvania 17408 if you are interested in Invisalign. We can schedule your appointment or answer your questions. Our dental office number is . Every smile is important to us!