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Understand the Invisalign Treatment Journey

The Invisalign journey is a clear, almost invisible, choice for achieving a straighter smile. At the heart of Caledonia, MI, is Dr. Kathryn Swan and her team at Swan Orthodontics, specializing in smile transformations thanks to the revolutionary treatments they offer. Here is everything to know about the process of Invisalign, from your first consultation to the big reveal of your new smile.

Step-by-Step Guide to Invisalign with Swan Orthodontics

Your Introduction to Invisalign

Invisalign treatment is a state-of-the-art orthodontic method that offers an aesthetic and flexible alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign treatment lies at the summit of teeth straightening treatments, presenting many patients with the best discreet and likeable option.

Step 1: The Initial Consultation

The Invisalign journey at Swan Orthodontics will begin with a thorough consultation. Dr. Kathryn Swan will examine your dental structure and address your aesthetic desires. This will ensure that Invisalign is the best choice for you. During this consultation, you and Dr. Swan will determine if Invisialign suits your lifestyle and goals. You will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions and raise any concerns you may have regarding treatment.

Step 2: Creating Your Custom Plan

Once it has been determined that you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, Dr. Swan will take a digital impression of your teeth, eliminating the need for the uncomfortable impression material. This state-of-the-art technology forms an exact mouth and tooth line, allowing for a precise blueprint for your aligners. Swan Orthodontics carefully plans to change your smile using these digital impressions.

Step 3: Fitting Your First Aligner

After you have attended your consultation and have have electronic moulds made of your teeth, it is time for you to come in for your first aligner fitting. During this appointment, small, clear attachments may be added to the teeth to help bolster the hold of the aligner, but also more effectively move the teeth in every direction. Attachments applied in a non-invasive way and are made out of a composite that matches the color of the tooth.

Step 4: Progressing Through Your Aligners

The power of Invisalign lies in the series of clear aligners you will wear throughout the treatment. Each one is to be worn for one week before changing to a new aligner in your personalized series of trays, gently moving your teeth into the desired position. Worn in the day and night, regular checks at Swan Orthodontics will ensure your progress, making adjustments if needed while helping you get closer and closer to your desired smile.

Step 5: Revealing Your New Smile

The culmination of the journey with Invisalign is happiness with your new smile. Revealing your new radiant look and proud smile, it is a testament to all your hard work during treatment. Dr. Swan will review some finishing steps with you, including the possible need for retainers to keep the results looking just as beautiful as the day you step out of the office.

Common Questions Answered

Invisalign is a highly comfortable and convenient method of teeth straightening. Very efficiently managed, and the process produces a minimum level of discomfort. The aligners are designed for 22 hours daily and are easy to take off when eating and brushing. It varies from individual to individual, but treatment usually lasts 18 to 12 months.

Discover if Invisalign Is Right for You

Are you ready to start the journey toward a straight, confidence-boosting smile? Dr. Kathryn Swan and the attentive staff standing by at Swan Orthodontics in Caledonia, MI, are ready and able to make your Invisalign experience everything you want. A straight, sparkling smile at Swan Orthodontics is just one online contact form away! Schedule your consultation today.