The Role of the Dentist in Invisalign TreatmentHere is an overview of the role of the dentist in the Invisalign Treatment.
Consultation: The first step in the Invisalign process is to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist or a general dentist who is trained in Invisalign treatment. During the consultation, the dentist will assess your dental health and determine if Invisalign is an appropriate treatment option for you.
Dental impressions: If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, the next step is to take a series of dental impressions. The impressions will be used to create a 3D model of your teeth, which will be used to design your custom aligners.
Treatment plan: The dentist will use the 3D model of your teeth to create a customized treatment plan, which will outline the exact movement of your teeth during treatment. The treatment plan will also include information about how long treatment is expected to take and how many aligners will be needed.
Aligner fitting: When the aligners are ready, you will return to the dentist’s office to have them fitted. The dentist will ensure that the aligners fit properly and make any necessary adjustments.
Wear and replace aligners: The dentist will provide instructions on how to wear and care for the aligners, as well as how often to replace them. Typically, aligners should be worn at least 22 hours per day and replaced every one to two weeks, as prescribed by the dentist.
Check-ups: During treatment, you will need to visit the dentist periodically for check-ups. These visits will allow the dentist to monitor the progress of treatment and make any necessary adjustments.
Overall, the dentist plays a crucial role in the Invisalign treatment process. By working closely with the patient, the dentist can help ensure that treatment is effective and that the patient’s dental health is maintained throughout the process.
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