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Here's What to Expect When Getting Started with Invisalign®

Here's What to Expect When Getting Started with Invisalign®

Straightening crooked teeth or adjusting a misaligned bite can significantly improve your confidence in your smile and your dental health. You should know that your orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be cumbersome, intrusive, or uncomfortable. Instead, you can benefit from using revolutionary Invisalign® clear aligner trays.

With Invisalign, you can straighten your smile with a system that is both easy to use and visually unobtrusive. Dr. Samuel Sigmon and the team at Full Circle Dental Care offer Invisalign to new and existing patients from around the Del City, Oklahoma area.

Are you interested in Invisalign? Here’s what you need to know about getting started with this orthodontic treatment option.

Good candidates for Invisalign treatment

Before you start with Invisalign, you need to know if this approach is right for you. At Full Circle Dental Care, we use Invisalign to address mild-to-moderate misalignment or overcrowding. You may be surprised by the range of issues Invisalign can correct, including crowded teeth, tooth gaps, over- and under-bites, and even crossbites.

If you have more complex orthodontic care needs, we can recommend other treatment options that may work better for your oral health.

Invisalign works great for both teens and adults! Teens especially tend to appreciate the lack of the “metal mouth” look that goes with traditional braces.

Your initial Invisalign consultation

Before you commit to using Invisalign, you consult with your provider at Full Circle Dental Care. We make sure you have all the information you need. When you know the details of what the process entails, it’s easier to make a confident decision about your orthodontic treatment.

We start with a thorough exam to assess your dental condition and care needs. Your initial consultation appointment also gives you an opportunity to ask questions, learn more about your treatment and what you can expect, and generally prepare yourself to start with Invisalign.

Creating your Invisalign treatment

Invisalign treatment is completely customized to you. Here’s how it works.

In our office, we use our state-of-the-art technology to produce exact 3D images of your mouth. Then, your clear aligner trays are designed to fit your mouth precisely and carry out your dental realignment plan with efficiency.

Your series of aligner trays are formulated from a patented soft, BPA-free material called SmartTrack®. Between the material and the custom fit, your aligner trays are as comfortable as possible for you to wear.

Completing your Invisalign plan

With Invisalign, switching to a new set of aligner trays every week or two is needed to keep moving your teeth toward their final, aligned, position. When you put in a new tray, you may feel some soreness, but should adjust quickly. To see the best results, it’s important to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day.

You can complete your treatment without too many in-office appointments. You’ll just need a check-up every four to six weeks. Many patients see full results after using aligner trays for 12-18 months.

To learn more about Invisalign, and get started with the process of transforming your smile, contact Dr. Sigmon and the team at Full Circle Dental Care. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone today.

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