What You Should Know When Considering Invisalign

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We are big fans of Invisalign at Clinique Dentaire ADF. Both Dr. de la Fuente and our hygienist Christine have gone through the treatment with fantastic results. Invisalign is an easy, straightforward, and discreet treatment that finishes with only big beautiful smiles.

We fully back Invisalign at the Clinique, but nothing is 100% perfect which means there are some things we want to point out before you start treatment.

What to know about the Aligners

Invisalign treatment is based on you wearing a series of aligners; each aligner is a step toward in achieving your optimal smile. Since the aligners are removable, the treatment relies on your commitment to wearing the aligners all the time except for eating and cleaning your teeth. When you are not wearing your aligners, you are slowing down treatment time. Additionally, if you lose an aligner, you will need to have it replaced, which pushes back your finish date. The aligners are generally changed every two weeks; however, this is not a fixed amount of time. You may need to wear an aligner for a longer or shorter period depending on how your teeth are moving.

Seeing how the movement of your teeth will occur is also a cool part of getting Invisalign.  At the start of your treatment, you will receive all your aligners, which will give you an idea of your smiles’ transformation. Sometimes your teeth move in unpredictable ways, and your aligners will stop tracking, this means the trays are not fitting properly. In this case, you may need a mid-course correction and have new aligners made for the remainder of the treatment.

End of treatment 

A shocker to some patients is the need to wear a retainer once treatment is done. This is also true if you have traditional braces. A retainer is worn to ensure that the teeth do not shift back to their original place. You may get either a fixed retainer, which is a wire cemented to the back of your teeth, or a removable retainer designed to for nighttime wear.

Have any questions about the treatment? Book a consult today to learn if Invisalign is the right choice for you. And don’t be shy to ask Dr. de la Fuente or Christine about their Invisalign experience.

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