If you’re interested in aligning your smile with Invisalign®, good for you! You’re on your way toward the stunning and healthy smile you desire. Now, the treatment is a little different from braces, which might result in a few questions. To help you know a little more about the process involved in straightening your teeth with Invisalign, our orthodontic team is more than happy to give you those details.
First, our orthodontist, Dr. Claudia Torok, will create a digital model of your teeth. This will involve taking pictures and creating a representative smile on the computer. This is a simple, easy, and less messy way compared to the older process involving “goop” impressions.
Second, our orthodontist will use his skills and knowledge (especially biology and physics) to create the smile you want. Our orthodontist will do so by modifying the model on the computer. This is a very important step because he will be able to predict the movement of your teeth and jaws to create the smile you’re looking for.
Third, our orthodontist will send the information to a dental laboratory where technicians will use the information and create a series of aligning trays. When they are ready, they will be sent to our office. You will begin wearing the first tray. After a couple weeks (your orthodontist will give you the best instructions), you will come back to our office to switch to a new tray. The new tray will continually shift and move your teeth.
Do you have any questions about the Invisalign process in Los Angeles, California? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Claudia Torok DDS MS at 310-670-5686 when you can. Our orthodontic team will be thrilled to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!