What is the Invisalign Treatment Process
At Redondo Beach Dental Group, our doctors believe in providing every patient with the “Fine Art of Dentistry” by providing state-of-the-art technology and a stress-free experience through Invisalign® treatment. They are dedicated to working with you throughout your Invisalign® treatment, so you get the results you want the first time.
When you visit our doctors for your initial consultation, they will walk you through the entire Invisalign® treatment process so you will fully understand every step before you make your final decision. Every treatment plan will be a bit different because every patient is different, but our doctors want you to know what you can generally expect from your Invisalign® treatment process, so keep reading!
What Is Invisalign®?
When you choose treatment with Invisalign®, our doctors will provide you with custom-made, clear aligners that will reposition crooked teeth and correct bite misalignment. To provide these aligners, our doctors will use the state-of-the-art 3D iTero® machine to develop digital impressions of your teeth. They will then use these digital impressions, along with photos, to create custom aligners and develop a treatment plan to suit your needs and achieve your goals.
Part of your treatment plan will entail a computer animation that will show you how you can expect your teeth to move throughout the course of your treatment. By using iTero® technology, our doctors can provide Redondo Beach patients a more accurate, efficient, and comfortable treatment experience.
Your Treatment Options with Invisalign®
After our doctors have taken your photos and 3D scans, they will send the data to a certified Invisalign® lab, where trained technicians will develop a series of custom-made aligners to specifically fit your teeth. Most Redondo Beach patients will wear each tray for about 2 weeks. Patients can expect to see gradual changes and correction of their cosmetic misalignment, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and other forms of malocclusion.
Our doctors understand that treatment with traditional Invisalign® aligners won’t work for every patient; therefore, they offer other variations to meet the needs of more people, including:
- Invisalign Teen® is specifically made to meet the unique needs of teens so they can stay on track without parents being forced to keep up with their aligners for them.
- Express 5 provides patients with fewer aligners and a quicker treatment process when minor corrections are needed. Most patients who choose this option can achieve results in just 3 months.
- Invisalign Express 10 can be used to treat moderate misalignment and will provide Redondo Beach patients with results within 6 months.
Maintain Your Invisalign® Results
Even when you’ve completed your treatment process, you’ll still need to take steps to ensure you maintain your results. Our doctors will provide you with a Vivera® retainer, which you will need to wear nightly in order to maintain your results. These retainers are developed by Invisalign®, and your digital impressions are used to create a retainer that will fit perfectly in your mouth so it will be comfortable. Patients who prefer permanent retainers can choose to have bonded retainers placed. These will fit in the back of your teeth and promote long-term stability of your new smile.
Call Our Doctors to Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you’re ready to find out how Invisalign® can give you the smile of your dreams, call our Redondo Beach office today at (310) 542-6988 to schedule your initial consultation!