Your Quick Guide to Invisalign

Posted by Uptown Smiles Sep 03, 2021

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Are you trying to solve your orthodontic issues discreetly? Chances are you’ve already heard of Invisalign. 

Invisalign is a clear aligner that straightens your teeth without being an eyesore like metal braces. Short for invisible aligners, Invisalign is a two-decade-old treatment that has helped reshape over 10 million smiles.

Dr. Alexandra Hernandez, DDS, and Dr. Maricruz Martinez, DDS, from Uptown Smiles in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have been part of the Invisalign journey for years, treating and changing the smiles and lives of numerous patients.

In this blog, we take a look at what Invisalign is all about.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Every Invisalign treatment involves three simple steps:

  • You Visit Uptown Smiles 

During your first appointment, our dentists will use the iTero Element scanner to take a 3D scan of your teeth. Next, they will use customized software to give you a sneak peek of your brand new smile. 

Upon receiving your approval, our dentists will forward your specifications to the Invisalign laboratory, which will ship your aligners within weeks.

  • The Smile Transformation Begins 

Once your custom aligners arrive, our dentists will invite you in to give you detailed information on how to use them. 

During the visit, our dentists may also fit you with SmartForce attachments. These are small tooth-colored handles fitted to your teeth that gently push and align them.

  • You Achieve the Desired Result

Depending on the severity of your orthodontic issue, you can achieve the results you want with Invisalign between 6 to 18 months after starting the treatment.

Things to Know About Invisalign

Here are a few facts you should know about Invisalign:

  • You need to wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day.
  • You can remove them when you eat, drink, or for your daily oral care routine.
  • You need to wear retainers after the treatment to maintain the results.
  • You need to brush after every meal.
  • You need to clean your aligners before use.
  • You can whiten your teeth while undergoing treatment with Invisalign.

Invisalign is a discreet, custom-made solution that offers you a brand new smile in a short time. Learn more about Invisalign by getting in touch with Dr. Hernandez or Dr. Martinez at Uptown Smiles. Call us at (405) 702-7766 for an appointment or visit our office at 601 NW 23rd St Suite #200, Oklahoma City, OK 73103.

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