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Having crooked teeth can cause a person to feel insecure about their smile. Traditional braces can be expensive and cause a lot of pain. This article will take a look the steps for less obtrusive option: Invisalign treatment.
After an initial exam, impressions are taken of the teeth. To do this, impression trays are filled with a clay-like material. The patient bites into these trays and a mold is created by the subsequent impression.
These dental records are sent to Invisalign, which use a software program to digitally render a model of your teeth. The software will then use the patient’s treatment plan and map out the movement of the teeth.
The 3D treatment plan will show the patient what the finished result will be. As long as the patient and dentist approve, treatment will continue.
A custom set of invisible aligners will be manufactured for the patient based on the 3D model and treatment plan. The aligners cover each step of the treatment plan and sit comfortably in the patient’s mouth.
Over time, the aligners move the teeth little-by-little. The finished product is a smile the patient is happy with. It also promotes good dental health, so your dentist will be happy, too.
If you want to adjust your smile, contact your local dentist or orthodontist to get impressions and come up with a treatment plan.