Over the years, having a mouthful of metal brackets and wires became a social stigma. Due to this, potential patients chose to avoid the treatment entirely instead of having their teeth corrected for better oral health.
Thankfully, technological advances made way for the emergence of various orthodontic options that is more favorable to the preference of many. Most people nowadays seek an orthodontic treatment that promises to straighten teeth while eliminating the usual hassles associated with metal braces. The one that stands out the most is Invisalign. Although it aims to straighten the teeth effectively, it does not use the usual metal brackets and wires. Instead, it utilizes a removable custom molded transparent thermoplastic material.
The clear aligner aims to deliver an orthodontic treatment discreetly without compromising its effectiveness. At Dentistry of East Sacramento, we guarantee our patients that the treatment we provide is mapped out carefully to deliver the ideal smiles they have always dreamed of. For our patients who are curious about Invisalign, here are the things they can expect before starting the treatment!
There are two reasons why this step is essential for the treatment.
- First: The patient may ask the dentist about everything they want to know about the treatment. It can include questions for costs and duration to set a realistic expectation.
- Second: The dentist will then check the teeth condition of the patient if Invisalign is the best treatment for the teeth irregularities.
Dental x-rays may be performed to check the status of the jaw and the current position of the tooth roots. Invisalign also requires eight images of the patient for every case. The image view includes the upper and lower arch, full front and side of the face, and the front and the side of the teeth closed together.
Impressions of the teeth are then taken for dentists to formulate a treatment plan for the patient. At Dentistry of East Sacramento, instead of using a gag-inducing putty, we utilize a tool that can take impressions digitally. Not only does this method provide convenience, but accuracy and precision as well.
After gathering the records and formulating a treatment plan, the dentist would then send all this information to Align technology. They are the ones in charge of creating the aligner based on the prescriptions given by the dentist.
After the Align technology creates an on-screen animation of the teeth that shows the proposed treatment plan, the dentist would evaluate it from all angles. It may also be possible for the patient to see the animation for them to get a clearer view on what to expect and the outcome.
As soon as the aligners are ready, the dentist would provide it to the patient along with some instructions that should be strictly followed.
Bring out your best smile with Invisalign in Sacramento, CA, book your appointments with Dentistry of East Sacramento! Call us to experience an outstanding treatment in making your teeth straighter, beautiful and healthy!