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What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment


Woman smiling with Invisalign in Ohio

Choosing Invisalign as your orthodontic treatment offers many benefits that contribute to a more comfortable and convenient experience. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to undergo orthodontic treatment without drawing unnecessary attention to your teeth. Understanding what to expect during Invisalign treatment offers patients valuable insights into the orthodontic journey they are about to embark upon.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment designed to correct various dental misalignments discreetly and effectively. These aligners are crafted from smooth, comfortable plastic designed to shift teeth into their desired positions gradually. Each set of aligners is worn for one totwo weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series, gradually guiding teeth into alignment. 

Why Would Someone Need Invisalign?

Invisalign is popular for its ability to provide solutions for a variety of dental issues. Some common dental issues that Invisalign can effectively address include:

  • Crooked Teeth

  • Crowded Teeth

  • Gapped Teeth

  • Overbite

  • Underbite

  • Crossbite

The Invisalign Treatment Process

Initial Consultation and Evaluation

The first step in the Invisalign treatment process is a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced dentists at Ryba Dentistry. During this appointment, we will evaluate your oral health, discuss your goals for treatment, and determine if Invisalign is the right option for you.

Customized Treatment Plan Creation

If Invisalign is suitable for your needs, our team will work with you to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique dental anatomy and desired outcomes. Advanced 3D imaging technology allows us to map out the precise movements of your teeth and visualize the projected results before treatment begins.

Fitting of Invisalign Aligners

Once your treatment plan is finalized, custom-made Invisalign aligners will be fabricated specifically for you. These aligners are crafted from a smooth, comfortable plastic material and are designed to fit snugly over your teeth. During a fitting appointment, we will ensure that your aligners fit properly and provide instructions on how to wear and care for them.

Wearing Your Aligners

Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, only removing them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series, gradually moving your teeth into their desired positions.

Regular Check-ups and Adjustments

Throughout your Invisalign treatment, you will have periodic check-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. These appointments ensure that your treatment stays on track and that you are achieving the desired results.

Tips for Maintaining Oral Hygiene During Treatment

Proper oral hygiene is essential for the success of your Invisalign treatment. We recommend brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal before reinserting your aligners to prevent food particles from getting trapped and causing decay. Clean your aligners regularly with a soft toothbrush and lukewarm water to keep them fresh and clear.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the severity of the dental issues being addressed, your adherence to wearing your aligners as directed, and the consistency of attending regular check-up appointments. Typically, most patients can expect to achieve their desired results with Invisalign within 12 to 18 months. However, this timeline may be shorter or longer depending on the specific circumstances of each case. 

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation in Ohio

If you're interested in learning more about Invisalign or would like to schedule an initial consultation, contact Ryba Dentistry in Ohio City, OH, and Seven Hills, OH. Our team is here to provide personalized care and guidance throughout your Invisalign journey, from the initial consultation to the final adjustments.

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Dr. Ryba

Christopher R. Ryba, DDS

Dr. Christopher R. Ryba, an Ohio State University alum and owner of two practices in Ohio, excels in oral pathology and aesthetic dental restorations. In addition to advising the Allied Dental Health Professions Programs at Cuyahoga Community College, he demonstrates his commitment to community service through his work with the Ohio Dental Outreach. His Seven Hills and Ohio City clinics warmly welcome patients of all ages.


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