You First Dental Visit
Before beginning your treatment, we will help you choose a plan that properly suits your needs. As Invisalign is not recommended for everyone, our dentist must first conduct an oral evaluation to see if you are eligible for this treatment.
Structuring the Right Plan for You
If you qualify for Invisalign, our dentist will begin customizing a plan for you. We will create comprehensive 3D digital images of your teeth to show your current condition and what you can expect from the treatment. An alternative to using the 3D images is dental impressions. However, if you opt for 3D imaging, our iTero digital scanning system can provide you virtual results by showing you the exact movements your teeth need to make and a preview of the outcome.
As mentioned earlier, Invisalign utilizes transparent aligners. They are typically made of a BPA-free, SmartTrack material, meaning the aligners do not contain the toxins many plastic components carry. These aligners can be removed easily, making it extremely convenient to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
Monitoring Your Progress
Although Invisalign aligners are removable, our dentist will recommend wearing them most of day and night. Additionally, your Invisalign aligners will be replaced by our dentist throughout the treatment. Our staff will schedule these appointments based on your availability to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes.
Our dentist will provide you with useful instructions and recommendations on how to clean and take proper care of your aligners. After eating, be sure to brush your teeth, along with the aligners, before inserting them. This will reduce the chance for bacteria to grow. After you have completed your Invisalign treatment, and depending on your specific case, our dentist will most likely recommend wearing a retainer to secure the stability of your teeth in their new position.
Credit and Payment
Our office offers several credit options for the Invisalign procedure. You may also apply for CareCredit to cover the cost of treatment.
If Invisalign sounds appealing to you, arrange a consultation with our dentist at Houghton Family Dental Care. Located in Tucson, Arizona, our team is dedicated to helping you find a treatment that meets your smile goals! Contact us today by calling 520-207-2217.