How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?

In Blog, Invisalign, Smile Makeover by Dr. Lattinelli

Manhattan Dentist | Upper East Side Invisalign

The days of unsightly braces are over because Dr. Lattinelli offers the Invisalign® alignment process. The Invisalign® system is painless and will create your perfect smile over time. Here’s how it works:

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First, you will have a consultation with the Doctor to determine if Invisalign® is a good system for you. There are both dental and financial considerations, so this is a good time to go over the process and deal with your questions or concerns.

Once you and Dr. Lattinelli agree to use the Invisalign® system, we will use a combination of 3D digital scanning of your teeth or physical impressions if needed. Then we will create a custom treatment plan. The Invisalign® system uses a proprietary SmartTrack® material that won’t harm your teeth in any way.

Once the Invisalign® system is ready, you will be wearing a series of nearly invisible aligners from 20-22 hours every day. You should only remove them to eat, brush, or floss. About once per week, you will switch to a different aligner that will slowly be moving your teeth to their new positions. The teeth may be moved gently up, down, or even rotated as needed to bring them slowly into alignment. Once the teeth are properly aligned we may recommend the use of a retainer to keep them in place. The retainer uses the same virtually invisible material.

We will schedule regular appointments with you every few weeks to check your progress. You will slowly see the improvements in your dental profile and will eventually achieve the results you desire. The Invisalign® process can take several months depending on the amount of adjustment needed for your teeth, so be patient because the results are worth the wait!

Contact Dr. Lattinelli’s office today if you are interested in discussing the Invisalign® process to help you create your perfect smile. We think you will be delighted with the results.