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What to Expect from Your Invisalign Fitting

If you have decided to get Invisalign from your dentist, you’re on your way to a straighter, more beautiful smile. Invisalign is an effective and comfortable option for treating misaligned teeth, and the process is simple and convenient. 

One of the most exciting appointments in the process is your Invisalign fitting, where you’ll try your aligners for the first time. Here’s what you can expect during your Invisalign fitting visit.

Your aligners are customized for your teeth.Photo by Arvind Philomin:

Before your fitting, you and your dentist will determine if Invisalign is a good option for addressing your concerns about misaligned teeth. If it’s right for you, your dentist will create a model of your teeth using digital scans, photographs, and X-rays. This model assists in the creation of customized Invisalign trays.

Each Invisalign tray helps move your teeth closer to the desired alignment. At your fitting appointment, your dentist will make sure your first tray properly fits your teeth.

Your Invisalign fitting is quick and minimizes discomfort.

You’ve probably heard that traditional orthodontics, or metal braces, can cause discomfort and pain. Because the braces are metal, the pieces can irritate the nearby gum tissue. Plus, they take time to apply.

However, when you go for your Invisalign fitting, the process is quick, and you won’t feel much discomfort. There are no metal braces or wires to place on your teeth. 

At your fitting appointment, your dentist might apply a few small attachments to your teeth, so the Invisalign trays fit properly. They may feel like bumps, but your aligner provides a buffer between the attachments and nearby soft tissue in your mouth.

You’ll learn how to care for your Invisalign trays.

During your fitting appointment, your dentist will talk to you about how often to wear your aligners and how to keep them clean. Typically, you should wear your aligners all the time, except during meals. You’ll also take them out to brush and floss.

This appointment is also a good time for your dentist to review the Invisalign process with you, including when to switch to the next set of aligners, how often to return to the dentist to check on the progress of your teeth, and how long the entire process is expected to take.

Invisalign at Bliss Dental

Learn more about Invisalign at Bliss Dental. You can make your appointment at either of our two convenient locations in Dallas. Soon you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted.