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If you have chosen Invisalign®, it is likely because you are hesitant about wearing metal brackets and wires to straighten your teeth. You would love to straighten your smile without marring the beauty of it in the process. As you are just beginning your Invisalign journey, or simply considering taking the Invisalign route, Dr. Joseph Wilson and our team are happy to walk you through the Invisalign process.

First, you’ll come to our office for a consultation. Our orthodontist will perform an evaluation to determine whether Invisalign is the best choice for you. Then a scanner will be used to create 3D images of your teeth. These images will be used to map out your individualized treatment plan. This will include the exact movement of your teeth and your estimated treatment time.

Your Invisalign aligners, which are discreet and clear, will be made and your first set will be issued to you. Wear your aligners as our orthodontist recommends, which will likely be for 20 to 22 hours a day. Your Invisalign aligners can be taken out when you eat and when you brush and floss.

Each set of Invisalign aligners will gradually and gently move your teeth to their correct alignment. You will receive your next set of aligners about every week and checkups at Yuma Orthodontics, Inc. will be scheduled about every six weeks.

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, a retainer may be recommended to hold the positions of your newly straightened teeth until they stabilize.

To learn more about Invisalign and to schedule your next visit, we encourage you to contact our office at (928) 343-9559 today.