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Invisalign: Step by Step

August 18, 2020
Posted By: Bethlehem Town Family Dental
Close up of Invisalign clear aligner on teeth

If you've ever considered straightening your teeth, you've probably heard about Invisalign. However, you may not be sure about the process or how it works precisely. We are here to clear up any confusion and walk you through the process of attaining your straighter, more beautiful smile with Invisalign, step by step.

Step 1: Is Invisalign Right for You?

While Invisalign works well for many patients, it can't correct complex bite issues. So, the first step in determining if Invisalign might work for you is to schedule an evaluation with your Invisalign dentist in Delmar, NY. Dr. Henry Huang has years of experience helping patients achieve straighter smiles with Invisalign. He can determine if Invisalign will work for you during an evaluation.

Dr. Huang will take x-rays and photos of your teeth, while also performing a thorough examination. This will help him decide if Invisalign is the best treatment for your needs and create your treatment plan if you move forward with it.

Step 2: Good Compliance = Excellent Results

When you get started with your Invisalign treatment, you'll receive a set of clear plastic aligners that you will wear for two weeks. You'll be required to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day to achieve the best and most efficient results.

Of course, one of the benefits of Invisalign is that aligners are removable. So you can take them out to eat, brush your teeth, or for an important meeting or presentation.

The better your compliance is during this time, the quicker you will see results.

Step 3: Life After Invisalign

While every patient's needs are different, we can complete most Invisalign cases in 12 to 24 months. Once you complete your treatment, you will need to wear retainers to keep your teeth in their newly aligned position. You can typically wear your retainers only at night while you sleep. 

Are You Ready to Learn More About Invisalign in Delmar, NY?

If you'd like to learn more about what Invisalign in Delmar can do for your smile, contact your team at Bethlehem Town Family Dental today to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Huang.

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