What To Expect When Getting Invisalign Las Vegas
- Your First Visit
When you finally decide to go through with the treatments, you will first need to find a dentist who certified to treat patients with Invisalign. Every tooth straightening case is different. Dr. Gussow of Vegas Smiles will be meeting with you on the first consultation to discuss the dental issues that are affecting you. During this discussion, the dentist will evaluate if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign process. Since Vegas Smiles aims to give the best Invisalign Las Vegas treatment, your concerns and questions are very much welcome during this time and we will be informing you of our suggested treatment plans and the corresponding fees. We will also be happy to help you maximize your insurance benefits to make the treatment plans financially convenient.
- Custom Treatment Plans
During this stage, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth, take pictures, and x-rays. The images taken will be used to create a 3-D image of your teeth which allows your dentist to create an accurate personalized treatment plan just for you. This treatment plan will include the process of the movement of the teeth as well as the duration of the treatment. The average treatment plan for adults usually lasts for over a year with an average of 18-30 aligner trays over the course of the treatment.
- Wearing Your Aligners
Each set of aligner trays is worn for 20-22 hours a day for 2 weeks. For the treatment to be effective, the aligner trays can only be removed when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. After 2 weeks, each aligner is to be replaced with the next one in the series. You will notice that week by week your teeth will move little by little to become the straight pearly whites you have been dreaming of. Since they are practically invisible, most people will not notice them. What they will notice, though, is your smile getting better and better every day.
- Caring for Your Aligner Trays
To ensure a proper oral hygiene, it is important to clean and maintain your aligner trays. According to an article by an Invisalign user in Shape, cleaning your Invisalign aligners with toothpaste may damage it. Toothpaste contains harsh ingredients that can scratch the surface of the trays taking away their transparency. Instead, use a soft toothbrush and rinse them thoroughly using lukewarm water.
- Progress Check
A consultation with Dr. Gussow will be done every 6 weeks to ensure that the treatment is progressing according to plan. This will go on until your teeth have straightened to the final prescribed positions.
- Show Off Your New Smile
After the treatment process is complete you may now show the world your bright new smile. It would be important to note though that proper oral hygiene is to be maintained to keep your teeth strong, healthy, and damage-free.
We are looking forward to helping you get the beautiful straight teeth that you have always wanted. Feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further concerns you need to discuss with us. Our friendly staff will be happy to provide the information that you need. You may also call us on (702)395-7200. We are located at 4343 North Rancho, Las Vegas. If you are a phobic patient who needs these dental treatments we also offer sedation dentistry. You may want to take advantage of our free sedation consultation. Call us today to find out how!