Congratulations! This is the time when you celebrate. You have reached the end of treatment and you will be smiling more than ever.
Once your treatment is complete, protect the beautiful new smile you have invested in. Ask Dr. Seuss if you will need retainers to keep your teeth in their new position.
Dr. Seuss will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images, Dr. Seuss will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and tell you the approximate length of treatment. Using the same technology, Dr. Seuss will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment. While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of braces.
What to expect from your Invisalign Treatment with Dr. Seuss.
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with Dr. Seuss, usually only every eight weeks or so. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners are then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. Because they're virtually invisible, most people won't even notice you're wearing them.