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What Is the Invisalign® Treatment Process?

Serving Vancouver WA and Camas WA

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You always want to choose the right dental treatment for your situation, so if you’re considering Invisalign®, you might be wondering what the treatment involves. Let’s take a few minutes to discuss the Invisalign® treatment process and what you can expect.

At Harmony Family Dentistry, we’re here to guide you through every step, ensuring you feel at ease throughout your Invisalign® journey.

The First Step Is Getting a Consultation

The first step in your Invisalign® journey is learning if this is the right treatment for you. During your initial consultation at our comfortable Vancouver WA office, Dr. Julie Jang, DDS will evaluate your dental health and discuss your goals with you.

Here’s what you can expect at your consultation:

  • Comprehensive Assessment: We’ll examine your teeth and gums to determine if Invisalign® is suitable for you.
  • Discussion of Goals: You’ll have the opportunity to share what you hope to achieve with Invisalign®.
  • Treatment Plan Outline: If you’re a good candidate, we’ll outline a personalized treatment plan, including an estimated timeline and expected outcomes.
  • Q&A Session: We’ll answer any questions you have about the process, costs, and what to expect.

Creating and Fitting the Aligners

Once you decide to move forward with Invisalign®, we’ll begin the process of creating your custom aligners:

  • Digital Impressions: We use advanced 3D imaging technology to take digital impressions of your teeth.
  • Custom Aligners: These impressions are used to create a series of custom-made aligners tailored to your unique dental structure, designed to promote your perfect alignment.
  • Fitting: We’ll ensure your aligners fit perfectly and provide instructions on how to wear and care for them.

Wearing the Aligners

Successful Invisalign® treatment requires dedication from the wearer – you. The more you wear them, the happier you’ll be with your results. Fortunately, wearing Invisalign® aligners is straightforward and designed to fit seamlessly into your lifestyle.

Here’s what you need to know about wearing the aligners:

  • Daily Wear: Wear your aligners as much as possible while you’re awake and sleep, removing them only for eating, drinking (except water), brushing, and flossing. We recommend wearing them at least 22 hours a day.
  • Aligner Sets: The aligner sets are designed to move your teeth into place progressively. Typically, patients move onto a new aligner set every few weeks.
  • Check-Ups: Regular check-ups every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress and make adjustments if needed.

What Happens After the Aligners?

Completing the aligner phase is a significant milestone, but maintaining your new smile requires some additional steps:

  • Wearing a Retainer: To ensure your teeth stay in their new position, you may need to wear a retainer. Your dentist will discuss this with you.
  • Ongoing Care: We’ll provide guidance on maintaining your results and keeping your smile healthy.
  • Final Check-Up: A final assessment to ensure your treatment goals have been achieved and your smile is as you envisioned.

Ready to Start Your Invisalign® Treatment?

We’ve outlined the steps from initial consultation to post-aligner care, so you know what to expect with Invisalign® treatment. Hopefully, understanding the treatment process helps you make an informed decision about your dental health. 

If you’re ready to transform your smile with Invisalign®, you can learn more by scheduling a consultation at Harmony Family Dentistry’s comfortable Vancouver WA office today. Let us help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Call us now to schedule your appointment!

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What Is the Invisalign® Treatment Process? in Vancouver WA

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Vancouver, WA, and the surrounding communities of Camas, Washougal, Brush Prairie, Battle Ground, Orchards

Cascade Park East, Hockinson, Cascade Park West, Minnehaha, and Walnut Grove