How Does the Treatment Process for Invisalign Work?
New patients must complete an initial consultation with an Invisalign-trained orthodontist in order to determine whether they are proper candidates for the treatment. During the consultation, the dentist will examine their teeth and map out a customized treatment plan for them. Each plan is tailored specifically to the patient’s personal needs.
Once the plan is finalized, the dentist can initiate the process for creating the first set of aligners. Using a 3D image of the patient’s set of teeth captured by the dentist using a state-of-the-art iTero Element® scanner, Invisalign engineers will build a new set of aligners. Before sending them to the patient, the company will send the aligners through a strict quality check.
How Do I Clean My Invisalign?
There are Correct and Incorrect Methods for Cleaning Your Invisalign
Keeping your aligners clean is imperative for keeping your breath fresh while preventing your trays from becoming damaged. Remember to clean your aligners every day while also maintaining your oral health. This will allow you to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment.
When cleaning your aligners, you should remember to keep these tips in mind:
- Avoid cleaning your aligners with toothpaste
- Always rinse your trays after removing them from your mouth
- Keep your trays stored away in their case when they are not in use
- Do not drink or eat with your Invisalign trays in your mouth
- Clean your trays using gentle anti-bacterial soap