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Your Invisalign Journey at Herriott Street Dental in Perth

Choosing Invisalign as your orthodontic treatment is an exciting step towards achieving a beautifully aligned smile. At Herriott Street Dental in Perth, we provide a comprehensive Invisalign process tailored to your unique needs. Let’s walk through the stages of your Invisalign journey.

The Process

1. Consultation

Your Invisalign journey begins with an initial consultation at Herriott Street Dental.

During this appointment, we outline the overall treatment plan, including an estimate of the cost.

We discuss the commitment required for Invisalign, as it involves wearing the aligners almost all day and night, which may vary based on your lifestyle.

2. Planning and Impressions

If not previously completed, we take x-rays, photographs, and impressions of your teeth.

These records are sent to Invisalign headquarters along with your treatment plan, outlining the desired alignment.

Invisalign uses this information to create a 3-D image of your current tooth alignment and the desired result.

We verify the treatment plan using our in-office computers to ensure accuracy.

Once authorized, Invisalign manufactures the custom aligner trays, which typically takes about four weeks.

3. Client Visits

You return to our dental office for another consultation.

During this visit, we explain the specific order in which the aligners must be worn.

Invisalign aligners should be worn day and night and only removed for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene routines.

4. Final Visit and Potential Refinement

As you progress through the treatment and reach your final tray, you visit our dental office again.

We assess the alignment of your teeth to ensure that the desired results have been achieved.

Minor adjustments, if needed, can be implemented through “refinement” trays.

There is typically no additional charge for these refinement aligners.

5. Maintenance and Retainers

After completing all the aligner trays and achieving your desired results, it’s crucial to maintain your beautifully aligned smile.

To prevent teeth from regressing, you will need to use a retainer.

Invisalign offers Vivera retainers, which are similar to the trays you wore during treatment but slightly thicker.

Alternatively, you can choose a wire retainer.

Regardless of your choice, consistent retainer wear is necessary to keep your teeth in proper alignment since teeth naturally shift over time.

At Herriott Street Dental in Perth, we are dedicated to supporting you throughout your Invisalign journey. Our team ensures that every stage of your treatment is comfortable, effective, and tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your path to a beautifully aligned smile that lasts a lifetime.