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Planning Your Invisalign Treatment - What You Should Know

A woman holds up her Invisalign aligner | Invisalign Apex NC

You've hidden your smile for the last time! You're ready to take action, and you've heard that Invisalign in Apex, NC is a great way to straighten your teeth with efficiency and discretion. You want to learn more, but what's the next step?

The Consultation

The first step is to contact your dentist and schedule an Invisalign consultation. Your dentist will be able to determine if Invisalign is right for your needs when they take x-rays and photos of your teeth and perform a thorough examination. During your consultation, your dentist can even show you how your smile will look after Invisalign treatment with 3D imaging.

If you decide to move forward with treatment, your dentist will develop a treatment plan, which will be used to create your clear plastic aligners. 

Wearing Your Aligners

The success of Invisalign treatment relies solely on patient compliance. Compliance means that you control your destiny by faithfully wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours each day. This should be easy to do since aligners fit snug and are comfortable to wear. Since they're clear, they're also virtually invisible.

You will replace your aligners every two weeks with a new pair that advances your treatment.

Home Care During Invisalign Treatment

Because your aligners are removable, your home care during treatment is simple and does not need to change from your regular brushing and flossing routine. You can remove your aligners when you're eating meals, and you will want to rinse them throughout the day to keep them feeling fresh.

Checkups

You will check in with your dentist periodically throughout your treatment to ensure that your teeth are progressing as planned. However, Invisalign requires fewer visits with your dentist since you can change your aligners every two weeks at home.

Ready to Schedule Your Consultation?

Dr. John Cordes is a certified Invisalign provider in Apex, NC, and he can help you get started on your journey to a straighter and more beautiful smile. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation.

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