What kinds of misalignments can Invisalign treat?
To determine if your misalignment can be treated with Invisalign, your Lethbridge dentist will complete an assessment of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. Invisalign can be used to treat the following cases.
The Clear Aligner Assessment Process
Medical & Dental History Review
Your dentist will start the appointment by reviewing your relevant medical and dental history. This includes going over your dental records and your general medical history.
Combined with your oral exam and dental imaging (as outlined below), the details captured in this review will help your dentist determine whether or not you are a candidate for Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
Oral Exam & Imaging
Your dentist will perform an examination of your teeth, gums, and oral cavity to identify any issues that may not have been outlined in your dental records. This process will include:
- A physical exam of your teeth and soft tissues
- Dental impressions
- X-ray imaging
Preliminary Treatment Plan Discussion
Based on your medical history and the results of your oral exam, your dentist will make a recommendation for which orthodontic treatment is best for your needs, and present a preliminary treatment plan.
If you are a candidate for Invisalign, your dentist will send out your impressions and treatment plan so your custom aligners can be created.
Your dentist will discuss the details of your treatment plan with you, including information about your role in the treatment process, how long it will take, appointment scheduling, insurance and payment considerations, and any items you may have questions about.
Scheduling Your First Treatment
Your first treatment appointment can be scheduled directly after your assessment. The first aligner fitting may take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.