Although the treatment process seems pretty simple, we want to take you through every step so you know exactly what is going on. Dr. Kelly Tabacchi at studioSMILE Orthodontics, an Invisalign Elite Provider since 2007 in the Kansas CIty Metro area and the Overland Park area will provide high level concierge service to you. With her, Invisalign treatment is done in just 5 easy steps! Almost every patient can benefit from Invisalign, and as an Invisalign specialist, Dr. Kelly can help any patient achieve their desired results.
1. Set Up a Complimentary Consultation with Dr. Tabacchi
Dr. Tabacchi has over a decade of experience treating patients for every single orthodontic case with Invisalign. To begin your treatment, you will need to schedule a complimentary consultation with her to evaluate your smile. She will not only examine your teeth, but provide you with information about the treatment, costs, insurance, and any questions you might have can be answered. She will also give you an idea of how long the treatment will take as well as what the results will look like.
2. Your Customized Plan is Created
To create your customized plan, Dr. Kelly will take 3D Imaging, pictures and impressions of your teeth to send off to the Invisalign. Dr. Kelly will map out your customized plan based on the images and 3D Imaging and send it off with your images, x-rays and impressions. This will include the precise movements of your teeth during the treatment process. This is where you will see what teeth will look like once the treatment is completed. Invisalign will manufacture your aligners once Dr. Kelly is finished treatment planning your 3D Model.
3. Receive Your Aligners
You will receive your aligners from Dr. Kelly as soon as Invisalign manufactures and sends Dr. Kelly your aligners. You will begin your treatment by wearing them for 22 hours a day. The aligners are made of a clear BPA free plastic that is comfortable to wear. They seldom irritate your cheeks or gums like traditional metal braces. You will need to remove them for eating, brushing and flossing your teeth, as well as rinse and clean them periodically throughout the day. The clear aligners will gently and gradually move your teeth into place and appear to be virtually invisible.
4. Start a New Aligner Every Two Weeks
Depending on your personalized plan, you will generally need to change your aligners every two weeks. Each new aligner gradually pushes and pulls your teeth into their desired spot as directed by Dr. Kelly. During your treatment, you will have checkups at studioSMILE Orthodontics about every 8-12 weeks to assess your progress. Your aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day for best results. During your treatment, you will notice the slight movement of your teeth with each aligner set worn.
5. Keep Your Smile Looking Great
Once your treatment is completed, you will have a brand new smile! Now is when you will need to think about keeping it that way. To keep your teeth and bite in place, you will wear retainers nightly. Dr. Kelly wants to protect your investment, retainers do just that for life.
Contact Us To Begin Your Treatment
Contact studioSMILE today to schedule your complimentary consultation to begin your Invisalign treatment in the Kansas City Metro and Overland Park, KS. You can contact our office by calling (913) 953-6767 or by visiting our contact us page and filling out our online contact form.