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How Invisalign Works

August 28, 2021
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Posted By: Dental Health Partners
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Your smile can be one of the first things people notice about you. Through it, you want to project as much confidence, friendliness, and warmth as possible. But if you’re less than happy with your teeth, then you may be more likely to hide your smile than to let it radiate outwards. The good news is that you can have the smile you’ve always wanted, and in three easy steps, with Invisalign in Mitchell, SD

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a treatment regime of transparent and removable trays that straighten your teeth over time. The Invisalign system eliminates brackets and wires in favor of clear aligners, which are easy and discreet, so much so that most people won’t even know they’re there.

Step One: Your Consultation with Our Dentist

Your Invisalign experience starts in comfort when you visit our dentist office in Mitchell, SD for a consultation with our experienced professionals. We’ll assess your tooth alignment and prepare a personalized plan. You may even visualize the results with the included 3-D digital scan of how the process will transform your smile.

You'll also learn that how long the treatment takes to complete based on your individual needs, along with other items such as:

  • Daily requirements – for 20-22 hours per day, you’ll wear your aligner, progressively changing aligners every two weeks or so.
  • Convenience – you get to remove the aligners when you eat, brush and floss, maximizing comfort and minimizing irritation to your gums and other sensitive parts of your mouth
  • Cost – because the treatment is mapped out so thoroughly, you’ll know exactly what to expect

Once you’re all set, our den will take impressions of your teeth so that your new aligners will fit perfectly.

Step Two: Wear Your Aligners

Your aligners will arrive from the lab, ready to go. Then all you have to do is wear them as recommended and watch your teeth slowly shift into their desired position. Even though the treatment takes months, you’ll still see the progress, which is excellent motivation to stick faithfully with the process. The whole procedure should be painless and unobtrusive – you’ll live your daily life as your teeth gently straighten out, and your smile transforms.

Step Three: Maintain Your New Smile

As your treatment concludes, you’ll want to preserve your progress in a few ways. First, Dr. Melissa will recommend you wear a custom-made retainer to keep your teeth in their new idealized position. And as Mitchell, SD offers so many great recreational opportunities. You’ll also want to wear a mouthguard when participating in impact sports or other thrill activities that could damage your teeth. Finally, you’ll want to conscientiously keep to regular dental check-ups and cleanings so that your smile will be as radiantly white as it is aligned.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Dentist in Mitchell!

Invisalign can be the answer to your teeth' alignment conundrum. Our dentists and caring staff will ensure your questions are answers and your concerns are addressed. Give us a call at (605) 996-1316 and schedule a consultation; your new smile is only three steps away!

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