Treatment Process

Consultation With Your Orthodontist

Consult with an orthodontist to review your treatment options. After an initial diagnosis and a thorough review of your options, you and your orthodontist can determine whether the ILINGUAL3D System is right for you. To proceed with your invisible orthodontic treatment, a set of records will be taken and sent to the laboratory . After a few weeks of production, your digitally customized solution is sent to your orthodontist for your initial bonding appointment.

Production of iLingual 3D Appliance

The process of creating your new smile begins with a highly accurate 3D image of your teeth. Using CAD/CAM technologies, the laboratory generates a digitally customized treatment simulation of your desired smile as well as a customized solution engineered to seamlessly form to the shape and contour of each tooth. Preformed arch wires are produced – all resulting in the very highest level of orthodontic –precision and accuracy in tooth correction – delivering the ultimate aesthetic solution just for you.

Bonding

Efficiency and accuracy is built into every component of the iLingual System. The bonding appointment begins with a preparation of the tooth surface. Unlike traditional bonding where braces are attached to the teeth one at a time, the iLingual System uses an advanced tray system for delivering the entire set of braces all at once.

The advantage of this unique bonding method is a dramatic reduction in chair time for you and the assurance for your orthodontist that the braces are placed in their ideal position, which determines the final position of your teeth at the end of treatment.

Office Visit

During your treatment you will need to visit your orthodontist's office periodically to check on your progress and to change your arch wires. After each visit your teeth can become sensitive, which is a result of the new arch wire that is gently moving your teeth toward their ideal position. This discomfort will disappear after a few days as you settle in the each phase of your treatment.

Taking good care of your braces and following your orthodontist's instructions is critical to achieving a quick and predictable result.

If you notice anything unusual during treatment or if your braces feel like they might have come loose, contact your orthodontist immediately.

Retention

Congratulations. You have made it to the end of your orthodontic treatment. However, your investment in your new smile requires strict compliance to your orthodontist's retention program.
While your teeth are straight on the day that your braces are removed, they will relapse, or move out of alignment, if they are not properly retained in the months and years ahead. Your orthodontist has a solution for keeping your smile looking perfect for the rest of your life. Protect your investment in your new smile by following your orthodontist's retention program and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups.

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