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How Does Invisalign Work?

how does invisalign workInvisalign is similar to braces in that it straightens teeth, but the way it works is much different from conventional orthodontics. How does Invisalign work? It uses clear aligners that fit snugly against your teeth. In fact, they may even be a little uncomfortable at first because they are designed to fit the position of your teeth not now but the position in which your teeth will be in two weeks. Each step of treatment is carefully planned before you even begin, and the aligners are designed to maintain your gradual but steady progress.

How does Invisalign work? At your initial appointment, we will take a series of records, such as dental X-rays and impressions. These will be digitized and used to create a virtual model of your teeth. This model will be adjusted and moved until each tooth is exactly where it needs to be. The aligners are then made to apply concentrated pressure on certain teeth. Because each tooth’s movement is carefully planned from the start of treatment, the number of teeth being moved at any stage of treatment can vary.

If you are a candidate for Invisalign, you may have many questions about how does Invisalign work. The shape of the aligner and strong thermoplastic material from which it is made work together to guide teeth. When you change to a new aligner, it will apply pressure to different areas and move your teeth to different positions. Teeth generally only move ¼ millimeter at a time, which seems like a tiny motion, but over time, each of these tiny movements will shift your teeth to their ideal positions.

Call us today to learn more about how does Invisalign work or to schedule your appointment with our Pasadena Invisalign specialist.

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