Invisalign invisible braces have been used by more than 1 million patients and they enjoy a 96% client satisfaction rate. Invisalign aligners are custom made using exact calculations for each individual patient. Each patient has a series of aligners that will be switched by the orthodontist every two weeks. Over time, your teeth will move to reveal the smile you’ve been looking for.
It’s important, however, that these aligners be fitted for you by a trained and experienced Invisalign provider. First of all, you want someone you have a good rapport with, who can understand your needs and give you the outcome you’re seeking. But you also want to look for an Invisalign Preferred Provider. Preferred Providers have achieved a level of clinical training, continuing education, and experience in treating patients with the Invisalign system.
Align Technology, Inc., makers of Invisalign, requires its providers to meet Invisalign continuing education requirements every year. As with any innovative technique, regular work with the Invisalign system and ongoing education are essential factors in developing proficiency.
Selecting an Invisalign Preferred Provider ensures that your orthodontist has met the annual requirements and has made a commitment to maintaining the understanding of Invisalign that creates beautiful smiles.
Some orthodontists have distinguished themselves with an even higher level of Invisalign experience and are recognized as Premier Providers or even Premier Providers Elite.
The list below details the steps in acquiring Invisalign invisible braces. These steps demonstrate how important it is to work with an experienced Invisalign provider.
1. Your orthodontist will ascertain if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment. Then he or she will develop an individualized treatment plan and will take impressions and pictures of your teeth.
2. The impressions will be digitized so the orthodontist will be able to show you how the aligners will move your teeth over time. He or she will be able to show you before and after images so you can see what your final smile will look like.
3. A custom set of 20-30 aligners will be created for use during your course of treatment.
4. You will need to wear your aligners all the time, except when brushing your teeth, eating or drinking. You will need to visit your orthodontist regularly to switch out the aligners. New aligners may cause some discomfort, but it is minimal and brief.
5. At each visit, you will be able to see your new smile moving into place. Soon you will have the results you’re looking for!