Invisalign treatment is an advanced orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked teeth. Invisalign are clear aligners made from flexible plastic materials. These aligners are like plastic trays that are placed over the teeth, like guards. Once installed, they exert pressure on the teeth and move them slowly to the desired position.
Most of us are worried when we hear that our child needs an orthodontic treatment. Knowing about the treatment beforehand helps to lessen the anxiety and prepare you for the road ahead. Here is a brief explanation about the process of Exton Invisalign treatment.
- The Initial Consultation
Choose a reputed orthodontist and schedule an initial consultation. During the initial consultation, the orthodontist examines the teeth and the mouth. He explains about the different options available to treat the case and outlines the cost of each option. You can clear all your doubts about the duration of the treatment, total costs, dental care tips during and after the treatment and so on. Most of the orthodontic clinics offer a free initial appointment.
- Close Examination of the Teeth and Mouth
Before starting the treatment, the doctor will conduct a close examination of the mouth. They will take x-rays, photographs, digital impressions and sometimes dental impressions. This process of collecting data about the present condition of your mouth is known as “taking records.” The entire process may take anywhere between half an hour to an hour.
- The Invisalign Prescription Form
After taking records, the dentist will fill a formal prescription form. The invisalign prescription form contains details of the current condition of your mouth and the treatment schedule, the orthodontist wants to follow. The form is forwarded to Align Technology Inc. along with your x-rays, digital impressions and other details.
- Transforming your Impressions to Digital Form
The technicians at Align Technologies, transform your digital impressions into 3D models using CT scanner and other advanced technology. Then they will create digital simulation of your treatment plan, which shows the exact movement of teeth during the treatment.
- The Virtual Simulation is sent to the Doctor
The simulation is sent to the orthodontist for his/her approval. The orthodontist may go ahead with the plan or suggest some changes if required. Some orthodontists also show the simulation to the patients to get feedback.
- Invisalign Aligners are Created
After the go ahead by your orthodontist, Align Technologies Inc. creates sets of invisalign aligners for your treatment. The treatment may include anywhere between ten to thirty pairs of aligners.
The orthodontist will start the Exton Invisalign treatment, once he receives the aligners from the company. The duration of the treatment depends on the complexity of your case.