El Dorado Family Dental
Cosmetic Dentistry in El Dorado Hills, CA

How Do I Get Started with Invisalign and What Should I Expect?

July 28, 2022
Posted By: El Dorado Family Dental
woman showing Invisalign in El Dorado Hills, CA

Do you have crooked teeth or an overbite, but you loathe the idea of wearing metal braces? At El Dorado Family Dental, Dr. Albik and Dr. Rika can aesthetically improve the function of your teeth with Invisalign clear aligners

Invisalign is a world-renowned orthodontic system that patients of all ages can use. Whether you are a teenager, young professional, or adult, Invisalign can give you straighter teeth without the hassle of metal wires and brackets. 

How Do I Get Started with Invisalign?

First, please get in touch with our El Dorado Hills dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Albik or Dr. Rika. During your appointment, our team will examine your smile and create a personalized treatment plan to help you attain the straight teeth you’ve always wanted. We then take an impression of your teeth and send it to our dental laboratory partners, where an Invisalign expert creates your customized clear aligner trays. 

Once the trays are ready, we ask you to return to our dental office to ensure the trays fit perfectly. We will send you a new set of aligner trays every two weeks, as Invisalign works in a series. Each new set of trays will be slightly more snug, so they gradually move your teeth into position. Your dentist will work with you to develop a treatment plan and inform you of your progress.

What Should I Expect During Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign clear aligners are removable, but we recommend wearing them for 20 to 22 hours daily for optimal results. After meals, we ask you to brush your teeth before wearing your aligners. If you don’t clean your teeth, bacteria will get trapped against your teeth, and the aligners can collect stains and get damaged.

Your dentist only requires periodic Invisalign checkups to ensure your treatment is on the right track. The length of Invisalign treatment depends on the patient, but most Invisalign wearers attain desired results in 12–18 months. 

Invisalign in El Dorado Hills 

People of all ages can wear clear aligners, but it’s most suitable for teenagers and adults. Clear aligners may be the ideal solution if you have a minor misalignment concern, such as crooked, overlapping, gapped, or protruding teeth. Please get in touch with us today to schedule your orthodontic consultation with Dr. Albik or Dr. Rika. 

We welcome patients from El Dorado Hills, White Rock, Folsom, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Folsom Ranch, Placerville, and the surrounding areas.

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