The Invisalign Process

INITIAL CONSULTATION

At your consultation Dr Mulgrew will examine your teeth and may take clinical records. He will go through your treatment options and advise if Invisalign is suitable. He will explain the Invisalign process and tell you what to expect so you can decide if Invisalign is the right option for you.

You will be given a price quotation and an interest free payment plan if you desire.

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Impressions & Scans

 If you decide to go for Invisalign the next step is to take impressions/scans of your teeth. These are sent to Invisalign where they create a 3D computerised animation of your teeth. This is known as a ‘Clincheck’. This is completely individual to you.

Dr Mulgrew uses this extremely clever animation as part of his treatment plan. When he is finished you will be able you to see a video of your predicted outcome and have an idea of how many aligners you will have to wear to achieve your dream smile.

FITTING YOUR INVISALIGN

Dr Mulgrew fits your aligners. He shows you how to take them in and out and how to care for them.

Invisalign advises that you wear your aligner for a minimum of 22 hours a day and should only be taken out to eating, drinking and tooth brushing. Failure to wear aligners for this amount of time will result in a longer treatment and an unpredictable result.

ATTACHMENTS

Normally after you have worn your first few set of aligners you will have to have attachments fitted. These are tooth coloured dimples that are glued to your teeth. These will have been planned by Dr Mulgrew and each future aligner will be moulded to fit on to them. These help pull the teeth into position.

Sometimes elastic wear, extractions and enamel polishing between teeth will be required.

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END OF TREATMENT

At the end of treatment Dr Mulgrew will remove all attachments and clean up your beautiful new smile. Photos and new impressions will be taken and you will be given a retainer.

It is imperative you wear your retainer every night for the foreseeable future to prevent any unwanted tooth movement.

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