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The Invisalign Process: Straightening Your Teeth from Start to Finish

December 21, 2021
Posted By: Toronto Lakeshore Dental
close up of woman using invisalign clear aligners in etobicoke

If you've ever considered straightening your teeth with Invisalign, you may wonder what the process is like to complete your treatment. We're here today to walk you through the process step-by-step. Let's get started!

Step #1 The Evaluation

The first step is to consult with one of our Invisalign providers in Etobicoke to determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you. During your evaluation, our dentists gather pertinent information through an examination, x-rays, photos, and 3-D imaging of your teeth.

They'll discuss your options with you if we determine that you're not a candidate for Invisalign. If you move forward with invisible braces, our dentists use the 3-D images of your teeth to plan your treatment and create your customized series of aligners with Invisalign.

Step #2 Receive Your Clear Aligners in Etobicoke

Once they're ready, you'll return to our dental office in Etobicoke to receive your first set of aligners. You'll need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day, and you'll change them every two weeks. Compliance is the key to success with Invisalign and finishing your treatment on time, so be sure to wear your aligners as much as possible. Your dentist will likely send additional sets of aligners home with you to change at home over the next few weeks.

Step #3 Visit Your Invisalign Dentist Periodically to Check on Your Progress

You'll check in periodically with your dentist every few weeks to make sure that your treatment is progressing as planned and pick up new sets of aligners. Invisalign typically requires fewer visits to the dentist, which is a benefit that busy adult patients love.

Step #4 Enjoy Your New Smile!

Most patients complete their Invisalign treatment in about 12 to 18 months, depending on their needs. You won't believe the difference a straighter smile makes in your home care routine and your confidence!

Contact Toronto Lakeshore Dental Today

If you're considering treatment with Invisalign, give our Etobicoke dental office a call today at (416) 503-3335 for more information on how we can help.