The Invisalign Treatment Process
Having straight teeth is extremely important both for your dental health and appearance. However, the issue of crooked or misaligned teeth which has plagued many people can now be dealt with easier than ever. If you are one of these people who have avoided seeking treatment for fear of painful, uncomfortable and unsightly braces, you can finally rejoice. There is no need to feel self-conscious about your teeth or treatment ever again. With the rapid advances in dental technology, there really is no need to endure the inconvenience of braces. Meet Invisalign, the treatment which has already put thousands of confident smiles across satisfied patients’ faces. Why wait until tomorrow for a smile you can have today?
Invisalign clear braces are extremely simple to use and are virtually invisible. They are to be worn for around 20 hours a day, which may sound like much, even though in reality it is not, considering the fact that most of the time you won’t even be aware you have them on! There is no need to worry about gum irritation and these invisible braces can be taken off at your convenience.
How does the Invisalign treatment work?
The first step of the treatment process is contacting your dental care provider. Choosing a right cosmetic dentist is one of the most important steps. For Invisalign treatment in Henderson and Las Vegas, schedule an appointment with our renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. George Harouni and 702-434-9464. The doctor will determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. You can also ask him about the costs, insurance and other issues you might want to ask about.
The doctor will then take x-rays and create customized 3-D impressions of your teeth in the Invisalign software. These images are used to map an accurate treatment plan, as well as estimate the time length of your treatment. In the treatment plan you will be able to see the exact positions your teeth will be in as your treatment progresses. Generally, the treatment takes about a year, even though it varies among patients, as each case is unique. Your dental specialist will let you know the exact length. Length of treatment for teens is comparable to that of braces, but that’s where the similarities end. Teens are in an especially vulnerable period of life where they will be especially appreciative of the aesthetic aspects of Invisalign compared to that of braces. Invisalign Teen program cares about teenagers and knows all about their hectic lifestyles. That is why up to six replacement aligners are provided, should they lose or break them.
After the imaging process is completed, you will receive the aligners. These plastic aligners are made to be worn for at least 20 hours a day, but can be removed when you eat, floss and brush your teeth. They are custom-made just for you. The plastic is smooth, clear and does not contain BPA additives. The aligners are best cleaned with the Invisalign Cleaning System, but can also be rinsed in lukewarm water.
You will be receiving a series of aligners which you will change approximately every two weeks as your treatment progresses. This is necessary because each aligner moves your teeth into their correct position by a fraction of a millimetre. Because of the nature of human teeth and gums, this process must be done incrementally. But this also means that you’ll be able to track your progress day-to-day! You’ll be able to watch your teeth get straighter and straighter as you go through your aligners. Not changing them would result in your teeth not being correctly aligned. Periodic check-ups with your Invisalign orthodontist are strongly recommended in six-week intervals. This will help monitor the straightening process, as well as help you address any issues and questions about Invisalign that you might have.
At the end of your treatment, you should ask your orthodontist about retainers which are worn to help keep your teeth in their new, straightened position, so that they don’t shift back. This will help preserve your new, lovely smile and enjoy all the health benefits that having straight teeth brings. Invisalign recommends Vivera retainers for their superior material which is up to 30 percent stronger than other leading retainers. With that, you can say goodbye to crooked and misaligned teeth. You’ll be able to clean your teeth easier and help prevent other orthodontic issues, such as uneven enamel wear or chewing difficulties.
Cost of Invisalign
When it comes to the cost of Invisalight treatment, it depends on the complexity of treatment. That is to say, every individual is different. Generally, prices range from around $3.000 to $6.000. However, for cases of minor misalignment, treatment may be available for from as low as $2.000.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. George Harouni, call our Las Vegas, NV (Henderson, NV) dental office today at 702-434-9464.