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What is Included  in Invisalign Treatment Procedure?

What is Included in Invisalign Treatment Procedure?

Posted by:  Admin
12th November, 2020

Invisalign treatment is one of the most common teeth-straightening options. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, and they can correct most cases of misalignment. They also have several other perks, but to get the best out of your Invisalign treatment and also maintain your new smile, you need some things that come with the Invisalign package.

Getting Invisalign usually starts by having a consultation with the Invisalign provider.

Invisalign Consultation

When you book a free consultation for Invisalign, the Invisalign provider will examine your gums and teeth, take photos and carry out X-rays of your teeth. You may also get to see a preview of what your teeth would look like after your treatment with the digital iTero scanner.

During the consultation, you will receive comprehensive Invisalign prices and packages. Most Invisalign providers offer affordable payment plans with no interest, so you could use the opportunity to ask for the available payment plans and choose the one most suitable for you.

What Is Included In An Invisalign Quote?

Your Invisalign quote will cover all you need during your Invisalign treatment. This usually covers from your Invisalign 3D scan to the retainers.

  • Hygiene appointment

Before your Invisalign provider takes scans and impressions of your teeth, you need to undergo a thorough polishing and scaling from the hygienist. This ensures that the orthodontist takes accurate impressions of your teeth and your teeth remain clean.

Your first hygiene treatment is usually part of the cost of getting Invisalign, but, if you want to have several hygiene appointments during your treatment, you need to pay for it separately or upgrade your Invisalign treatment package. 

  • Invisalign ClinCheck

For other orthodontic treatments, the orthodontist usually takes the teeth impressions using a sticky substance, known as alginate, but, with Invisalign, your orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth a digital scanner.

Invisalign involves digitally scanning the teeth to create a 3D treatment plan using an Invisalign software called ClinCheck. With ClinCheck, you would see how the teeth will move during the treatment and the expected look of your teeth after your treatment.

  • Check-ups and adjustments

Your Invisalign provider would also include all the check-ups you need during your treatment in the Invisalign quote. During your treatment, you need to see your orthodontist every 6 to 12 weeks to check the progress of the treatment and if necessary, make adjustments to your aligners or teeth to ensure you have a perfect smile.

  • Invisalign attachments and IPR

Your Invisalign treatment may require the orthodontist to attach tooth-coloured buttons to your teeth. The buttons help your teeth make precise movements that may be difficult for only the aligners to achieve. The Invisalign buttons are usually discreet, and you can remove them once they serve their purpose.

Some Invisalign patients may require interproximal reduction (IPR) during or before their Invisalign treatment. An IPR is a procedure where the orthodontist removes small amounts of enamel between some teeth to make more space for them to move. It ensures that the teeth move correctly, and the result of the treatment is perfect.

  • Emergency appointments

Usually, Invisalign treatment goes as initially planned, but sometimes, emergencies occur that need you to see your orthodontist. If you misplace your aligners or they get broken, or your attachments fall off, you need to contact your orthodontist immediately to schedule an emergency appointment which usually comes at no additional cost.

  • Retainers

While you are weighing your options when it comes to the Invisalign provider for your treatment, ensure that the ones you are considering include retainers in the Invisalign braces cost. Retainers are an essential part of your Invisalign journey. They help keep your smile straight, and without them, your teeth will likely move back to their previous position.

The Invisalign package should include either fixed retainers or clear removable retainers. Clear removable retainers look like the Invisalign aligners while the fixed ones require the orthodontist to attach them behind the teeth.

There is no allocated time for wearing retainers, as your teeth can gradually move back to their previous positions after several years of straightening the teeth.

  • Home teeth whitening

Most persons request teeth whitening after their Invisalign treatment, so Invisalign providers include it in the standard Invisalign package. You may likely get a professional teeth whitening kit to whiten your teeth at home.

It is best to wait after your Invisalign treatment before you whiten your teeth if you have Invisalign attachments. If you do not have Invisalign attachments, you can consider whitening your teeth during your treatment.

  • Tooth shaping

To make your smile beautiful, you may need teeth contouring and shaping. This involves your orthodontist reshaping the teeth by removing small portions of the enamel. You may only need reshaping and contouring if your teeth are slightly asymmetrical or misshapen.

Suppose you have gum disease or are experiencing tooth decay. In that case, you may not be suitable for Invisalign treatment until you have received treatment, and this is not included in any Invisalign treatment package, just like every other orthodontic treatment.

At Museum Dental Suites, we have several Invisalign packages at affordable prices. You can call us now on 020 7183 0886 to book for your Invisalign consultation.


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