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What Is It Like to Have Invisalign® Treatment?

Your Invisalign questions answered!

You want straight, beautiful teeth. Who doesn’t?

You’ve heard a lot about the advantages of Invisalign® treatment, but you may have some questions.

How does the Invisalign® process work?

How long will it take?

What is the difference between Invisalign® and braces?

Here are all the answers you’re looking for!

But first, what is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is the modern solution for orthodontic issues. Using a series of custom-made, clear aligners, Invisalign® gently moves your teeth into their best position.

Invisalign® was designed as a more discreet and comfortable orthodontic solution than traditional braces.

What is the Invisalign® process?

Step 1: Consultation – Our Invisalign® expert in Orlando, FL, Dr. Karim Morales, will examine your teeth and let you know if Invisalign® is a good option for you.

Step 2: Personalized Treatment Plan – A precise digital scan is made. No need for goopy impressions. Then, our Orlando dentist will map out a custom treatment plan just for you. You’ll even get to preview your new smile. Using digital imaging, he will show you how Invisalign® will progressively straighten your smile until we achieve the ultimate desired results.

Step 3: Create Aligners – The digital images are sent to the engineers at Invisalign®. These 3D images are used to create a series of precisely fitting aligners that are molded to fit your unique smile. Each aligner in the series moves your smile closer to your ultimate destination – a beautifully straight smile.

Step 4: Wear Your Aligners – You’ll pick up your aligners at our office and begin treatment right away. The aligner trays must be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day. They can be removed to eat and brush. Each aligner in the series is worn for about two weeks and then exchanged for the next in the series. Dr. Morales will keep a close eye on your progress and make sure your orthodontic treatment is staying on track.

How long will treatment take?

That depends on each smile. For some with only slight irregularities in their smile, treatment may take anywhere from six months to a year. For others with more complex orthodontic issues, treatment can take two years.

Generally, though, Invisalign® treatment has proven to be 2x faster at getting results than braces.

The more compliant you are with the treatment protocol of wearing the aligners at least 20-22 hours every day, the better and the faster your results will be!

What is the difference between Invisalign® and braces?

As we mentioned earlier, Invisalign® is a more modern-day orthodontic solution.

Both Invisalign® and braces straighten teeth. But the orthodontic experience with each is vastly different.

Why have millions of people chosen Invisalign® over traditional orthodontics?

Here are a few of the reasons:

  • Effective, fast results – Invisalign® can be used to treat all types of orthodontic conditions.
  • Eat what you want – Since the aligners are removable, you can remove them to eat. Go ahead and enjoy that popcorn!
  • Nearly invisible – One of the benefits our patients love the most is the aligners are barely noticeable. You can go about your daily life, and no one will know you are straightening your teeth! They’re the perfect solution for both adults and teens.
  • Removable – You can temporarily remove your aligners for school photos, job interviews, and other special occasions.

Who wouldn’t want to be able to enjoy benefits like these while getting a straight, healthy smile?

Is Invisalign® for you?

There are many reasons why people are choosing Invisalign® to straighten their teeth.

As you’ve read, the benefits that come with Invisalign® treatment are impressive.

Is Invisalign® for you?

The only way you’ll know is to take that first step and book a consultation today with Dr. Morales.

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