The Invisalign Process
Your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Gabriel, who will examine your teeth and jaw to determine if you’re a candidate for aligners. He’ll also take X-rays and digital scans here at our Wexford office to further develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
If you’re a candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Gabriel will send your scans to a laboratory that will create your first set of aligners. This can take a few weeks to complete. Throughout your consultation, you can ask any questions you may have about the treatment process.
2. Your First Phase of Aligners
We’ll let you know when your first set of aligners are ready so you can come back to our Wexford office. Dr. Gabriel will make sure that the Invisalign trays fit your teeth and carefully go over instructions with you on the treatment process.
Once Dr. Gabriel fits your first set of aligners and answers any questions you have, you’re ready to begin the process of straightening your teeth for a smile that’s camera-ready.
3. Everyday Wear & Replacement
Invisalign will gradually straighten your teeth through a series of custom aligner trays that’ll be swapped out once every two weeks. To achieve your dream smile, it’s important to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours each day, only removing them to eat or drink. Each set is custom-designed to influence certain sets of teeth to shift into their proper position.
You can opt to receive your Invisalign sets by mail or come by Dr. Gabriel’s office to pick them up. This cycle will continue until your treatment is complete. By the end, you’ll love the confidence that comes with the smile you always wanted.