The Invisalign Treatment Process
Scheduling an Appointment
Scheduling an appointment with our dentist should be the first step you take. As Invisalign is not suggested for everyone, our dentist must first conduct an oral evaluation to see if you qualify for this treatment.
Building a Plan
In the case you are found eligible for Invisalign, our dentist will begin customizing a plan for you. Our dentist will create comprehensive 3D digital images of your teeth to show your current condition and what you can expect Invisalign to correct. Another alternative to using the 3D images are dental impressions. The images from the iTero digital scanning system will give you virtual results by showing you the exact movements your teeth need to make, along with the expected treatment outcome.
As mentioned earlier, Invisalign are a set of transparent aligners. They are typically made of a BPA-free, SmartTrack material, meaning the aligners do not contain the toxins many plastic components carry. These aligners can be removed easily, making it extremely convenient to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
The Progress of your Treatment
Although Invisalign aligners are removable, our dentist will recommend wearing them the majority of day and night. Additionally, your Invisalign aligners will be replaced by our dentist throughout the treatment. Our staff will schedule you these appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes.
Our dentist will provide you with useful instructions and recommendations on how to clean and take proper care of your aligners. After eating, be sure to brush your teeth, along with the aligners, before inserting them. This will reduce possibilities for bacteria to grow. After you have completed your Invisalign treatment, and depending on your specific case, our dentist will most likely recommend wearing a retainer. Wearing a retainer is highly recommended as it will secure the stability of your teeth and their new position.
Credit and Payment
Our office offers several credit options for the Invisalign procedure. You may also apply for CareCredit and see if you qualify for a line of credit that will allow you to obtain flexible payment options.
If you are interested in Invisalign, call Bear Canyon Family Dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 505-821-1430 today! We can assist in scheduling an appointment, along with answering any questions you have.