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The Invisalign Treatment Journey: A Step-by-Step Process

The Invisalign process offers a discreet and effective orthodontic treatment option for straightening teeth. Led by Dr. Jordan Lamberton, an award-winning orthodontist, Hello Ortho is here to guide you through the step-by-step journey, helping you understand the process and what to expect. Let’s dive into the process:

Step 1: Consultation with Hello Ortho

The first step in the Invisalign process is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jordan Lamberton at Hello Ortho. During this appointment, he will evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign is a good fit for your orthodontic needs. He will also discuss your treatment goals and answer any questions you may have about the process.

Step 2: Impression of your teeth

If your orthodontist at Hello Ortho determines that you are a candidate for Invisalign, the next step is to take an impression of your teeth. This is done by placing a soft, putty-like material in a tray that is placed over your teeth. The tray is then removed, and the impression is used to create a 3D model of your teeth.

Step 3: Customized treatment plan

Using the 3D model of your teeth, your orthodontist will create a customized treatment plan that outlines the steps needed to straighten your teeth. This plan will include information about the number of aligners you will need, the duration of treatment, and any necessary adjustments to your aligners.

Step 4: Receiving your aligners

Once your treatment plan has been finalized, your orthodontist will send it to the Invisalign laboratory, where your aligners will be custom-made. This process typically takes about two weeks. Once your aligners are ready, your orthodontist will give you your first set and explain how to use them.

Step 5: Wearing your aligners

Invisalign aligners are worn for 20 to 22 hours per day and should only be removed when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. You will need to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next set. As you progress through your treatment, your aligners will gently move your teeth into their proper positions.

Step 6: Regular check-ins with Hello Ortho

Throughout your treatment, regular check-in appointments with Hello Ortho are crucial. These appointments are an opportunity for your orthodontist to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

Step 7: Completing treatment and wearing retainers

After you have completed your Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist will provide you with a set of retainers to help maintain your new smile. Retainers are typically worn at night to hold your teeth in their new positions. It is important to wear your retainers as directed by your orthodontist to ensure that your teeth stay straight.

The Invisalign process is a convenient and effective way to straighten teeth and improve your smile. If you are considering Invisalign, be sure to consult with Hello Ortho to determine if it is the right treatment for you. 

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