Your Guide To Invisalign

What Is The Treatment Process?

A consultation is the first step in the Invisalign treatment process to see if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Our team will take X-rays, photographs, and dental imprints of your teeth once it has been confirmed that Invisalign is the best treatment option. These images will be used to construct a computerized 3D model of your teeth. From there, your orthodontist will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs. The next step is to have your custom-made Invisalign aligners created. Once they’re ready, you’ll be given instructions on how to wear them and when to move into each new set of aligners. You will still need periodic appointments to check in on your progress, but these appointments will be shorter and less frequent. The entire treatment process usually takes about 12-15 months but can vary depending on the individual case. You’ll be left with a beautiful, healthy smile at the end of treatment!

How Do I Take Care Of My Aligners?

Aligners are a popular choice for orthodontic treatment because they are comfortable and virtually invisible. However, aligners require special care to remain clean and effective. Here are a few tips for taking care of your aligners:

  • Brush your teeth before putting in your aligners; this will help remove any food particles or plaque that could get trapped under the aligners.
  • Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water before putting them in. Avoid using hot water, which can warp the aligners.
  • Clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap. Additionally, it would help if you refrained from using toothpaste because it’s abrasive and could harm your aligners.

Following these simple tips can help keep your aligners clean and comfortable throughout your treatment.

Will I Need To Wear A Retainer After Treatment?

Regardless of the treatment option you choose, you will need to wear a retainer after treatment. This is due to the fact that if the teeth are not kept in place, they may shift back to their original locations. For the effects of Invisalign treatment to last, retainers assist hold the teeth in their new locations. You may be sure that your smile will remain beautiful for many years as long as you continue to use your retainer as prescribed by your orthodontist.

What Does It Mean To Be A Diamond Invisalign Provider?

Our orthodontists at Vitagliano Orthodontics are honored to be Diamond Providers of Invisalign in Massapequa & West Islip, NY. All Invisalign practitioners are educated and accredited, but only a small number are awarded the title of Diamond Provider. Our orthodontics team has achieved diamond status, which places it in the top 1% of all Invisalign providers in the nation. This raises our level of expertise and experience to one in which you can have faith.