What to Expect When Choosing Invisalign

What to Expect When Choosing Invisalign

Are you ready to have straight teeth and a beautiful smile? If so, Invisalign® can make that dream a reality.

At SPA Dental Group, located in New York City and Washington, DC, we’re Invisalign-trained professionals with the expertise to give you the smile and confidence you’re looking for. Here’s what you can expect with Invisalign.


When you visit us at SPA Dental Group for your initial consultation, our professional team examines the positioning of your teeth and your bite to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. 

Be encouraged — this system works well for almost everyone, but we need to ensure it’s the best treatment for you. If not, we have other options to help correct your flawed teeth, such as veneers.

Digital X-ray

Your Invisalign process begins with taking digital X-rays and molded impressions to create your clear aligner trays. Our special Invisalign software can show you how your teeth will change during the progression of your treatment. We can even show you what the final results will look like to help you know what to expect.

We also map out how long you will need to wear your Invisalign aligners. Most candidates can expect to wear them for a year, depending on their specific needs.

Your first set of aligners

Once we receive your first set of aligners, you come in to ensure a custom fit. It may take a few days to get used to wearing them, but after 2-3 days, you should adapt easily. Soon, you will almost forget you are wearing them. 

Trading out your aligners

Your plan involves trading out your old set of aligners for new trays every few weeks. If you wear them as recommended for 20-22 hours a day — only removing them for eating meals, brushing your teeth, flossing, and cleaning your aligners — your plan should stay on track. 

We monitor your progress along the way to ensure your teeth are shifting as planned. Throughout your treatment, you continue to move on to the next set of trays until your teeth reach their optimal position.

Last step

Once you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of, we make a retainer that you need to wear as recommended. That protects your teeth from moving back into their original positions.

Once you have beautiful straight teeth, you may want to consider improving the appearance of your smile with our professional teeth whitening service to make your smile shine even more.

If you’re ready to get started with Invisalign, book your consultation today. Simply call the office nearest you in New York City or Washington, DC, or use the online scheduling tool to make your appointment.

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