How Invisalign Moves Your Teeth

A beautiful, healthy smile can make all the difference. With advanced clear aligners from Invisalign, straightening your teeth is easier and more comfortable than ever. At Dixon Family Dental in Southfield, MI, Dr. Darlene Dixon leverages her experience with Invisalign to discreetly transform smiles. 

Read on to learn about the Invisalign process and what to expect when you visit Dixon Family Dental for your Invisalign treatment. Call (248) 552-0223 to schedule your Invisalign consultation!

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign consists of smooth, comfortable clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the ideal positions over time. Unlike chunky metal braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, making Invisalign an attractive option for professional teens and adults.

Invisalign trays are custom-made from clear plastic molds, crafted specifically for your teeth. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series, slowly adjusting your smile. Most patients require between 12 and 48 sets of aligners throughout their Invisalign treatment.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers a host of advantages over traditional metal braces:

  • Aesthetics: Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. Nobody has to know you’re straightening your teeth.
  • Comfort: Smooth Invisalign aligners won’t irritate your gums and cheeks.
  • Removability: You can remove Invisalign aligners when you eat, brush, and floss.
  • Shorter Treatment Times: The average Invisalign treatment lasts just 12 months.
  • Easy Cleanings: You simply remove your aligners to clean your teeth normally. No special tools are required.
  • Advanced 3D Planning: Using the latest 3D modeling software, your Invisalign treatment is customized down to the last detail.

When you’re ready to transform your smile with clear aligners, the Invisalign process with Dr. Dixon ensures you get superb results.

The Invisalign Process at Dixon Family Dental

Ready to turn your smile dreams into reality? Here’s an overview of what to expect with Invisalign and Dr. Darlene Dixon:

Initial Consultation

At your initial free consultation, Dr. Dixon will assess if you’re suited for Invisalign treatment and aligners. Bring your questions, and be ready to address topics like:

  • Your goals
  • Health considerations
  • Costs and payment options

After determining if you can benefit from Invisalign, Dr. Dixon will take impressions of your teeth or perform an intraoral scan to craft your custom-fit clear aligner series.

Receiving Your Aligners

Roughly six weeks later, your first sets of ultra-comfortable BPA-free plastic Invisalign trays will arrive. At this appointment, Dr. Dixon will ensure proper fit, teach you aligner care, and answer any other questions.

Treatment Progress Check-Ins

You’ll swap your Invisalign braces out for new ones approximately every two weeks. Dr. Dixon schedules periodic check-ins to monitor your progress, ensure your aligners still fit perfectly and make any necessary adjustments.

  • Invisalign Teen patients see Dr. Dixon every six weeks.
  • Adult patients see Dr. Dixon every eight to ten weeks.

Final Check and Retention

After the last aligner in your treatment series, you’ll come in for one final check. Dr. Dixon will assess your gorgeous new smile and talk to you about wearing retainers to hold your teeth in their corrected positions.

Treatment Requirements for Ideal Results

Achieving your desired transformation with Invisalign requires dedication on your end as well:

  • Wear aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily. Don’t skip aligner wear if you want the best results. Consistency is vital.
  • Avoid staining foods and drinks while wearing aligners. Coffee, tea, red wine, and curries can stain your aligners. Brush after consuming them.
  • Take excellent care of your teeth and gums. Brush and floss thoroughly before reinserting your aligners.
  • Attend all check-up appointments with Dr. Dixon. These visits ensure proper tracking and evaluation of your progress.

By closely following Dr. Dixon’s recommendations along with your Invisalign treatment plan, you’ll love your smile makeover.

Caring For Invisalign Aligners

Caring properly for your aligners optimizes hygiene and keeps teeth shifting on schedule:

  • Always brush and floss before putting in aligners. Food and plaque prevent proper teeth movement.
  • Rinse aligners before reinserting
  • Swish aligners with water after brushing to remove excess toothpaste.
  • Clean weekly with retainer cleaner. Tablets dissolve odors and debris for fresh aligners.
  • Take aligners out before eating or drinking anything besides cool water. Store removed aligners in their case to prevent damage or loss.

With diligent at-home aligner care plus consistent Invisalign treatment, your smile dreams will become a reality!

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation Today!

Ready to get started with clear aligners? Call Dixon Family Dental now at (248) 552-0223 to request your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Darlene Dixon. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff is happy to answer your questions and explain costs or financing.

With advanced Invisalign clear aligners, the power to transform your smile is right at your fingertips. Let’s discuss how we can help you achieve the straight, stunning smile you’ve always wanted!