Invisalign®: Steps to a Straighter Smile

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Some individuals with crowded or crooked teeth are hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment because they worry that metal brackets and wires will mar the beauty of their smile. If you share this concern, ask Dr. Michael Jacobsen about Invisalign® in Victorville, California. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gently straighten your smile.

1. Consultation
When you come in for your consultation appointment, our orthodontist will discuss your orthodontic goals and needs with you. In addition, he will evaluate your smile to determine whether Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment option for you.

2. Treatment Plan
Our orthodontist will use a digital scanner to take 3D images of your teeth. Using these images, your treatment plan will be mapped out. Your treatment plan will include things like the projected treatment time and the precise movement of your teeth.

3. Invisalign Aligners
Your aligners will be custom made for your specific needs. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so you can smile with pride during treatment! We recommend that you wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. When you eat and when you clean your teeth, take out your aligners.

4. Straightening Progress
Each set of aligners will gently and slowly move your teeth towards their ideal positions. Our orthodontist may instruct you to progress to the next set of aligners each week. Your checkup appointments should occur about every six weeks.

5. After Treatment
After your Invisalign treatment, our orthodontist may recommend that you wear a retainer to stabilize the new positions of your teeth.

We encourage you to contact Jacobsen & Maleeh Orthodontics at 760-951-7752 today to learn more and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you reach your dreams of a straight smile!