What Are the Steps Involved In the Invisalign® Process?

Are you about to align your smile with Invisalign®? If so, our The Chicago Family Dental Center team would like to tell you all about the treatment so you know what to expect when you align your crooked, misaligned teeth.

Invisalign treatment in Chicago, Illinois, involves the following steps:

Step 1: Dr. Gary Wegmann will begin treatment by taking a series of X-rays of your mouth. These X-rays will help your dentist create an individualized treatment plan that will help you achieve your dream smile. During this appointment, you will be able to see a virtual representation of how your teeth will move throughout the treatment.

Step 2: Next, your dentist will create a set of aligners that will move and shift your teeth. These aligners will be made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that will refrain from irritating or harming your teeth, gums, or cheeks. You will need to wear them for about 20 to 22 hours a day, but you should take them out when you eat food or when you brush and floss your teeth.

Step 3: Every two weeks, you will come back to The Chicago Family Dental Center for a new set of aligners. These aligners will be made to bring you one step closer to your perfect smile. If you follow your dentist’s guidelines, you can have your ideal smile in about the same amount of time it would take braces to realign your teeth.

As you can see, Invisalign can help you achieve the smile of your dreams! We’re so excited that you’re about to start this wonderful journey. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about the treatment, please feel free to call our office today at 312.551.0500. Dr. Gary Wegmann and our dental team are more than happy to give you the answers you need to better understand this treatment!

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