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How Invisalign Works


When you have crooked teeth, you can become overly self-conscious, and it can also affect your confidence, so is something that many people want to rectify. One of the best methods to help straighten a crooked smile is Invisalign, which is discreet and comfortable, as well as being practical and offers excellent results. 

If you are considering this process for yourself or your children, below is how the process works so that you will be all set for when it is time to start your treatment.

Visit Your Dentist

The first thing that you will need to do is to visit your dentist. There are many Invisalign experts based in Auckland, and throughout New Zealand, so it is easy to get treatment. Your dentist will need to check to see if this is going to be the best method for your teeth. They will need to take x-rays of your mouth and teeth and check the health of the bones. They will then use this information and send it to software that works with Invisalign to start planning your treatment. 

Your dentist will prepare each stage of the movement of your teeth, and they will have aligners created for you that work in different stages. The information is then sent to a lab where the aligners are custom-made to the specifications that are given, ensuring that they are a perfect match for your teeth.

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Follow The Instructions From Your Dentist

It is vital that when you agree to Invisalign treatment that you adhere to the instructions of your dentist, and you are going to have to wear your device for around 22 hours a day. If you fail to wear them the prescribed amount of time, then the process is going to take a lot longer. 

You can also undo all the excellent work that you have done if you stop wearing it as regularly in the middle of your treatment. You will get a new set of aligners around every two weeks, so you are going to have regular visits to your dentist. Listen to their advice and follow it as best as you can. If you follow their advice, you will straighten your teeth a lot quicker, and you will be able to see a noticeable change in no time at all.

Get Yourself Into A Routine

If you can get yourself into a routine of wearing your aligners it is going to be much easier for you and the effects will take less time before you can see them. Unlike traditional metal braces, people are hardly going to notice that you are wearing aligners. There is no need to be self-conscious about them. The treatment is not cheap, so the longer it takes, the more it is going to cost, which is another excellent reason to get into the routine of wearing your aligners for the prescribed amount of time each day. 

There are other treatments available that can straighten your teeth, but none of them is as discreet as Invisalign. If you are tired of crooked teeth and want to straighten them out, talk to your dentist today and look at this as an option to correct that crooked smile.

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