Dr. Michelle F. Couto,
Certified Specialist in Orthodontics


22971 Dewdney Trunk Road, Suite 108
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3K8
604-463-1125

E-mail: office@ridgemeadowsorthodontics.com

The Invisalign Process at Ridge Meadows Orthodontics

Your custom-made smile program
Your treatment plan begins with a consultation with an experienced Invisalign provider. During that consultation, you and your doctor will discuss the options to treat your particular issue. Once your doctor confirms that your issue can be corrected with the Invisalign system, he or she will write a detailed treatment plan that determines how each of your aligners will change throughout your program. When you begin treatment, you'll wear each set of aligners in approximately two-week increments. The aligners gently move your teeth into position, and at the end of each two-week period, you "graduate" to the next set of custom aligners.

As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will begin moving, little by little. And you don't have to wait until you complete treatment to see your smile change—you may start seeing positive changes early in the process. You will have occasional checkups with your doctor—often as little as once every six weeks—in order to gauge your progress. And at the end of your treatment, you'll be showing off a smile you never knew you'd have before you had Invisalign. Before you schedule your consultation with an Invisalign provider, it's a good idea to take the self-assessment to figure out if the Invisalign system is for you. Then take the results with you to your initial consultation.

Your lifestyle. Your schedule.

So how long will it take to finish your treatment? For most adults, treatment time is just under one year. Of course, your total treatment time depends on your particular situation, so it's important to speak with your doctor about how your situation and goals fit into an Invisalign treatment program. You're in control of your treatment's success. Take them out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. But the more you wear your aligners, the better. You're on your way to the smile you've always dreamed of!
 

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