How Does an Invisalign Retainer Work?
The treatment procedure for Invisalign involves the following steps:
Orthodontic diagnosis and preparation
The doctor will scan the patient’s current dentition using the latest imaging technology. Using the image, the doctor will determine appropriate treatment and form plans about the sequence of treatment.
Preparation of three-dimensional dentition computer model
The 3D model will be used to demonstrate the current condition of the patient. In this model, the doctor’s prescription will be applied, as well as the materials to be used for the procedure.
When the treatment plan is applied, the stimulation of the teeth movement will be demonstrated using the 3D model. It will also show the before-and-after-treatment demonstration of the patient’s teeth.
Construction of molds
The series of molds are similar to the patient’s dentition within the two-week stage of treatment simulation. These molds are customized and shaped for the patient’s teeth, which will give pressure to where the teeth will exactly move according to the desired alignment of the teeth. Often, the replacement of retainers happens every one to two weeks. However, it still depends on the prescription of the professional.