The Invisalign Journey from Start to Finish

The Invisalign Journey from Start to Finish

If you're considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you may be wondering what your journey to a straighter smile will be like. Here, our Maple Ridge orthodontists explain the Invisalign journey from start to finish.


Planning Your Trip: The Consultation

Your Invisalign journey begins with scheduling a consultation with your orthodontist to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign orthodontic treatment.

When you visit your orthodontist they will complete a thorough assessment of your teeth and gums, and take impressions and digital x-rays of your teeth and jaw. 

After the assessment is complete, your orthodontist will review your diagnosis, and run through appropriate orthodontic treatment options for correcting your misalignment or bite issues.

Making a Reservation: The Decision

If Invisalign is right for you, your orthodontist will create an animation to show you how your smile could be transformed with Invisalign orthodontic treatment.

If you decide to go ahead with Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist will forward your digital impressions to the Invisalign technicians to have your clear custom aligners created just for you.

Hitting the Road: The Aligners

Approximately four weeks later, you will return to your orthodontist's office to pick up your custom aligners. While you are at the orthodontist's office, they will check that your aligners fit your teeth properly, show you how to care for them, and answer any questions you may have.

Treatment consists of wearing each set of your aligners for 20-22 hours every day, and switching to the next set of aligners approximately every two weeks until treatment is complete.

Every four to six weeks throughout your treatment you will visit your orthodontist. These brief appointments will give your orthodontist the opportunity to monitor your progress and make sure that your treatment is on track. 

Reaching Your Destination: The Results

By following your treatment plan, and wearing your aligners as prescribed, your Invisalign journey will end with a straighter smile that you will be proud to show off.

Following your Invisalign treatment you may require a retainer to help hold your straight new smile while your teeth settle into their new, corrected positions.

If you're ready to begin your Invisalign journey, please contact us to book a consultation with our Maple Ridge orthodontists.

Book your first orthodontic consultation today at Ridge Meadows Orthodontics.