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How does Invisalign work?

3 April 2021 | Dr. Frédéric Lavoie

Invisalign treatment has certainly gained a lot of popularity in recent years. In addition to correcting certain malocclusions, this type of treatment is even more aesthetic and comfortable than traditional metal braces. At the Dr. F. Lavoie’s clinic, we provide you with a team of orthodontists who specialize in Invisalign treatments, personalized treatment plans and necessary adjustments.

3 simple steps for Invisalign

The first step to get Invisalign is meeting with your orthodontist in order to determine if this type of treatment is right for you.

The orthodontic specialist will analyze your teeth with the help of the Itero Element intraoral scanner. This tool allows us to scan and visualize your entire mouth in 3D. In just a few minutes, the scanner takes a digital impression, makes a quick and personalized treatment plan and simulates the desired result live. You will be able to have a preview of your smile once the treatment is completed!

When the treatment plan is approved and the impressions are taken, we send them to manufacturing and then contact you when the aligners are ready to be fitted.

During this second step, your orthodontist will make the necessary adjustments to the aligners, and explain to you how the treatment works. The patient must wear the aligners day and night, for at least 22 hours a day. The aligners only need to be removed for eating, drinking and when cleaning your teeth.

When you leave the clinic, you will go home with a certain number of aligners. It will be necessary to change stages every week or two, according to the recommendations of your orthodontist. Afterwards, a regular check-up will take place every 6 to 8 weeks to make certain adjustments and follow the progress. You will be surprised to see the results over the weeks, and will have a preview of what your smile will look like.

Finally, the third step consists in conceiving retention devices that will ultimately be worn overnight in order to preserve the magnificent smile that you have just given yourself.

These aligners will also allow the ligaments that have worked a lot in recent months to relax.

What is the duration and cost of an Invisalign treatment?

Since the treatment plan is completely personalized and different from patient to patient, it is difficult to predict the exact costs of the treatment. As for the duration, it varies from a few months to a few years, depending on the corrections to be made. A meeting with Dr. Lavoie will be able to clarify these questions, since he will carry out an analysis and conceive a plan that will be entirely personalized for your dental situation.

You can trust the team at Dr. F. Lavoie’s clinic to offer you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Schedule an appointment for a consultation and learn more about Invisalign treatment!