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The Invisalign® Process

Learn what to expect during your Invisalign treatment at River Oaks Dental in Oakville. 


Step 1, Calgary Orthodontist

Step 1
Attend Your Initial Appointment

During your appointment, your dentist will examine your smile, and determine if Invisalign is right for you. We will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a digital 3-D image of your mouth.

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Step 2
Get Your Custom Treatment Plan

Your dentist will create a treatment plan just for you. It will outline the expected movements of your teeth, and the approximate length of your treatment. While every case is unique, treatment length is typically comparable to that of braces.

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Step 3
Begin Your Treatment

A series of clear aligners will be created for you.  You will wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day throughout your entire treatment, and can remove them to eat, or brush and floss your teeth. 

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Step 4
Switch Your Aligners Every Two Weeks

The aligners will gradually begin to shift your teeth into place. About every two weeks, you switch to the next set of aligners in your series. You will also have checkups with your dentist every six weeks or so. 

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Step 5
Maintain Your New Smile

It's an exciting day when you reach the end of treatment! During your final appointment, your dentist will discuss next steps with you, and prescribe retainers to help keep your teeth in their new positions.