Getting Started Guide to Invisalign

Do your crooked or spaced teeth bother you and force you to hide your smile? Are you looking to correct this issue but are apprehensive of getting traditional metal braces? If your answer to any of these questions is a yes, we have a piece of fantastic news for you.

At Essex Family Dental, we can help you get the smile of your dreams without the hassle and discomfort of metal braces.

How do you ask? With Invisalign!

Invisalign is a novel method of orthodontic treatment that corrects orthodontic misalignments and is sometimes referred to as transparent braces. Invisalign consists of a set of clear aligners made from biocompatible and medical-grade hard plastic. These aligners are used to apply mild forces and move the teeth to their ideal positions.  Each aligner has to be worn for two weeks, after which it is changed, and the next aligner in line is placed.

What is the process of getting Invisalign?

The process of getting teeth straightened with the help of Invisalign is relatively straightforward. Once you schedule an appointment with us, our dentist will conduct a thorough oral examination and analyze the type of misalignment you have. This is done to evaluate if Invisalign is right for you.

Next, your dentist will use a scanner to take a digital impression of your upper and lower teeth. They may also take some photographs as it is crucial for treatment planning. The data is then fed to the computer system, which is used to design your customized clear aligners. You will also be able to visualize how your smile will look after the treatment completion during this visit.

Once your clear aligners are made, you will be called in for an appointment and fixed with your first set of Invisalign clear aligners, which you will have to wear for two weeks. After this, the next set is used, and the process continues until desired results are achieved.

How much time does Invisalign treatment take?

Your teeth straightening treatment with the help of Invisalign can take from 6 to 18 months, depending on the severity of malocclusion and individual cases.

What are the Advantages of Invisalign?

Virtually Invisible

Since Invisalign is made from clear plastic, they are transparent and virtually invisible. You won’t have a mouth full of metal as you would with traditional metallic braces. Others may not even be able to tell that you are wearing clear aligners. Invisalign works silently in the background and does not interfere with everyday life.

Comfortable and Convenient

Invisalign offers greater comfort as there are no metal parts like brackets and wires. You don’t have to worry about any painful nicks or poking wires with Invisalign. Many patients who opt for Invisalign at Essex Family Dental clinic also report having no pain with Invisalign.


Invisalign clear aligners are removable and can be removed during eating and regular oral hygiene. It promotes better oral hygiene, which reduces the chance of you suffering from gum diseases. They also require minimal maintenance.

Invisalign can treat many orthodontic misalignments like crowded teeth, spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, etc. They can be opted by children, teenagers as well as adults. If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an appointment with us at Essex Family Dental, please reach out to us. Our team of excellent and friendly dental professionals will be there to assist you in your journey to a beautiful and glorious smile.

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