What Does an Invisalign Dentist Do?

27 Jul 2021 by  admin in Invisalign

invisalign clear alignersAn authorized Invisalign provider, or an Invisalign dentist, plans, implements, and monitors patients’ Invisalign treatment. This method of straightening teeth uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners that gently reposition crooked, misaligned teeth. it is suitable for both adults and children. People often turn to an Invisalign dentist because this treatment is discreet, convenient, and effective.

Determining if Invisalign is right for you

Your dentist will do a thorough exam to assess whether you have any existing dental problems other than crooked teeth. For instance, if you have gum disease, you will need to get it treated before receiving your clear aligners. Next, they will determine whether your type of malocclusion is treatable with Invisalign. The good news is that most cases are indeed treatable with clear aligners. These include overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, and gaps between teeth.

Lastly, they will check whether you’re able and willing to adhere to the treatment protocol. Invisalign requires strict attention to your oral hygiene. You will need to brush your teeth and clean the aligners after each meal and when you wake up and before you go to bed. You’ll also need to be able to commit to wearing the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day.

Beginning the process of Invisalign treatment

After determining that you’re a good candidate, your dentist will scan your mouth using a digital tool. This is a high-tech alternative to plaster molds to create impressions of the teeth. The images are uploaded to the Invisalign software for use in the treatment planning process. At this point, you’ll be able to see what your smile will look like after your treatment. Then, the dentist sends the images to an Invisalign lab, which will create your customized aligners.

Once they are made, you’ll return to the office. Your dentist will help you to properly insert and remove your first set of aligners. You’ll be given detailed instructions on how to care for them and when to switch to the next set in the series. The last primary responsibility of an Invisalign dentist is to monitor your progress. You’ll schedule follow-up appointments every four to six weeks to ensure you stay on track and troubleshoot any issues.

Consult the authorized Invisalign dentists on Long Island

In Suffolk County, Long Island, individuals who desire a more beautiful smile turn to the authorized Invisalign providers at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. After conducting a thorough exam to ensure Invisalign is right for you, our friendly team will help you visualize your results. We’ll be there every step of the way through your treatment to monitor your progress and answer your questions. Schedule a consult to discuss getting Invisalign on Long Island by contacting our office.

 

Additional resources on Invisalign:

  1. Invisalign, How Invisalign Works, https://invisalign.com/how-invisalign-works
  2. Healthline, How to Clean Invisalign: Do’s, Don’ts, and Best Practices, https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-clean-invisalign

 

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