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Getting Invisalign Clear Aligners

  • July 11, 2014

Do you want to straighten your teeth? Are you searching for an alternative to metal braces? Here’s the good news, you can correct bite problems with Invisalign. The clear aligners are worn for 20 to 22 hours a day for two weeks. You’ll shift to the next stage until the treatment is completed. The orthodontic device is an effective solution for misaligned teeth.

Interested in getting Invisalign clear aligners? This is how it goes. On your scheduled visit, your South Carolina dentist will explain to you the process, benefits, costs, requirements, length of treatment, and other details.

In order to determine if this is the best option for you, a smile assessment will be conducted. He’ll perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth and may recommend X-rays to give you an accurate diagnosis.

Once verified, he’ll begin with the treatment process by taking X-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth. The obtained images will be entered into the computer system to create a virtual model of your teeth. Then, your dentist will create a precise treatment plan based on the 3D image of your teeth. You will be shown the exact movement of your teeth in every stage. The final design will be forwarded to the manufacturer for processing.

On your next visit, you’ll wear the first set of aligners for two weeks and advance to the next phase. Occasional checkups are necessary so that your dentist can monitor your progress. Take note that you can remove the appliance when necessary. Just make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions. After the treatment, you’ll be happy to see your straightened teeth.

If you want to know more about Invisalign, sit down for a consultation with Dr. Doug Forbes. Please call Total Dental Care of South Carolina at 803-272-4162. Schedule an appointment with your Columbia SC dentist.


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