During your consultation, we will assess the alignment of your teeth and bite, and discuss any concerns that you have about your smile. We will determine if clear aligners can effectively achieve your goals or if an alternative procedure is better suited to your needs.
2. Planning and Fabrication
Next, we will work with lab technicians to design and fabricate aligners that will fit comfortably on your teeth and gradually move them into their proper positions. After about four to eight weeks, you can expect to receive your aligners.
3. Starting the Process
You will come to our Marietta office to try on your first aligner. Patients should wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day to complete the process on time, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, or floss.
4. Check-ups and Aligner Progression
Depending on your custom plan, you will switch out your aligner trays every one to two weeks. With each pair of trays, your teeth will shift slightly, bringing them into alignment over the course of treatment. Most patients begin to notice an improvement in the appearance of their smile two to three months after this orthodontics process starts.
5. Completing the Process
The alignment of the teeth and bite will continue to improve until treatment is complete. On average, the timeline with orthodontic clear aligners is 12 months, but the exact timeline will be determined during the planning and fabrication phase. To complete treatment as quickly as possible, individuals should wear their aligners for the recommended amount of time and follow all aligner care and cleaning instructions.