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How does Invisalign Treatment Work?

Invisalign aligner treatment is a great way to treat patients in a discreet way.The first step is always to carry out a full examination and consultation. This includes photographs, x-rays and taking physical impressions of your teeth.From these records, Dr. Hoey will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.

Treatment is carried out with Invisalign clear aligners. These are custom-made for each patient. The aligners are made from very stiff clear plastic, making them virtually invisible as they fit snugly over your teeth.

Each aligner will move your teeth very slightly. Teeth can be moved horizontally, vertically and can even be rotated if needed. This means that they are suitable for most patients.

Patient’s wear a new aligner every 1-2 weeks. Over time teeth are gradually and safely moved into the correct position.

Dr. Hoeywill check your progress every six weeks or so. At every stage, you’ll be able to see your progress and imagine how far your new smile will take you.

Last the end of your treatment you’ll want to make sure your teeth stay straight.

Custom retainers are made for each patient.  These must be worn at night to keep teeth in the correct position.

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