Schedule a FREE Consultation
Free Consult Free Consult Call Call Us Map View Map
5400 W Plano Pkwy #250 Plano, TX 75093 (972) 732-1400
FREE Consultation

Getting Started with Invisalign – Plano, TX

The Road to Your Dream Smile

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that uses a custom-made series of aligners to gently guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions. Of course, since more than 14 million patients have chosen this discreet teeth-straightening solution, you’ve probably heard quite a bit about it already. Even then, it’s completely normal to want to know as much as possible about the treatment process and life with braces beforehand. Fortunately, you can learn all about getting started with Invisalign right here!

The Initial Consultation

Patient smiling at orthodontist during consultation

The first step of the entire Invisalign treatment process is the consultation. At this appointment, you’ll sit down with one of our exceptional Plano orthodontists to discuss your dental history and smile goals. From there, we will take detailed impressions of your teeth, learn more about the complexity of your case, and determine if you’re a good candidate for clear aligner treatment!

Creating Your Custom Treatment Plan

Orthodontist and patient looking at scans of patient's teeth

If you are a good fit for Invisalign, then we will move on to the next step: creating your custom treatment plan! At this point, we will determine important information, including how many aligners you’ll need and if rubber bands or any other orthodontic accessories are needed. We will also provide you with an estimate of your treatment timeline, discuss the price, and answer any questions you have.

Getting Your First Aligners

Orthodontist with white gloves placing Invisalign aligners on patient's teeth

Once your Invisalign aligners arrive, you’ll return to our office. In addition to showing you how to remove your trays and put them back on properly, we will show you how to take care of them to prevent them from breaking or getting stained. We’ll also go over the details of your treatment plan, including when you should switch to your next set of trays, and schedule your next appointment!

Staying On-Track with Your Treatment Plan

Closeup of patient putting their Invisalign aligners on

Although Invisalign doesn’t have any dietary restrictions or complicated oral hygiene regimens, there are still a few guidelines you need to follow to stay on-track with your treatment plan. That starts with a commitment to cleaning your teeth (and your trays!) after each meal. Additionally, you should always switch to your next set of aligners on the right days and prioritize your check-in visits at our office.

Your Final Appointment

Young woman smiling at reflection in handheld mirror

After you’ve worked through your entire series of aligners and achieved the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, it’s time to create your custom retainer. This will help prevent your teeth from drifting out of position, leaving you with misaligned teeth once more. Typically, we encourage patients to wear theirs each night to preserve their gorgeous results.

Do you want to learn more about the Invisalign treatment process? Our Plano team would be more than happy to answer any questions you have or schedule your consultation. So, don’t hesitate to reach out!