Here at Reynolds & Stoner Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on being the top Invisalign provider in the Greensboro and Summerfield areas. Our goal is to provide patients of all ages with a smile they can be proud of and wear confidently, without having to suffer through the stress of metal braces. Schedule a consultation with us today or give us a call to learn more.
Benefits Of Invisalign For Adults
Invisalign is an excellent option for fixing your smile and offers the same effectiveness as traditional braces. The transparent trays responsible for adjusting your teeth are nearly invisible, easy to remove, and easier to clean.
Invisalign helps straighten your smile up to two times as fast as other treatments and doesn’t require special tools to clean them. Your aligners stay out of sight and do not get in the way of your day-to-day activities. You should wear your aligners for 22 hours a day for the best effects.
No matter where you are in the process, you still have to practice good oral hygiene. Make sure to take your aligners off to eat, brush, and floss your teeth, then put them back on.
Steps In The Invisalign Process
Invisalign for adults is a very straightforward process, and our team works to ensure that you are comfortable throughout. All of our scans are fully digital, so no messy impressions to sit through.
Your First Appointment
At your first appointment, we discuss your wants and needs and determine if Invisalign applies to your specific case. If so, we will begin the process and prepare you for the next few steps. If not, we will discuss other options to determine what is best for your orthodontic needs.
After we determine that Invisalign is right for you, we make a digital 3D impression of your smile. Using the iTero digital scanner, our digital molds are more accurate and detailed than putty molds and show us exactly what work your teeth need. These impressions are also what we send off to design your custom sets of aligners.
Fitting Your First Aligners
We schedule you for your fitting appointment once your aligners are ready, usually only a few weeks after your initial appointment. We check to make sure your first tray fits as it should and walk you through the process of progressing through your aligners.
Every few weeks, you come back so we can evaluate how your treatment is progressing and ensure your aligners are moving your teeth as they should.
However, to save you trips to the office, these visits aren’t for fitting your next set of aligners each time you progress. You will already have all of your sets and should be changing them every two weeks on your own. Don’t worry if you feel some discomfort every time you change. Your teeth are just adjusting to the new set.
How Long Does The Treatment Process Take?
All in all, Invisalign for adults usually takes anywhere from 9–18months to be effective. However, this is just an average estimate because every case is different, so don’t fret if your case lasts longer than expected. The treatment results and length always depend on how severe your needs are and how disciplined you are with the treatment.