Invisalign clear aligners are unique in that they provide a discreet and convenient
way of straightening teeth. For the process to be successful, though,
requires that some careful initial steps be taken. Your dentist in Longview
will do the following:
Perform an Oral Evaluation – We’ll start by assessing the condition of your teeth and
gums. If you have any developing issues, we’ll address them first
and then move on to correcting your bite with Invisalign aligners.
Perform a Bite Assessment – Invisalign corrects gaps, misalignment, minor crowding and crookedness.
However, before the treatment process starts, we’ll make sure the
clear aligners are right for you.
Capture Digital X-rays – Instead of relying on conventional X-rays that emit more radiation,
we’ll capture high-resolution digital images that are available
instantly, while exposing you to 90% less radiation than the traditional method.
Develop a Smile Plan – Using our advanced technology, we’ll then develop a custom
smile plan to accommodate your needs and desires.
Prepare for Fabrication – Finally, we’ll send detailed instructions to an in-network
lab that will fabricate a complete set of aligners.
How the Treatment Process Works
You’ll wear each set of aligners for two weeks and then exchange
them for the next pair in the series, following this path until your treatment
process is completed. Gradually, your teeth will be adjusted until they
Instead of visiting monthly for adjustments, which is standard practice
when wearing traditional braces, you’ll save time by only checking
in to our office every six-to-eight weeks so we can monitor your progress.
Whereas bite correction with traditional braces normally takes 24 months
or longer to complete, you can have a revamped smile in as little as 12
months with the Invisalign method.
Maintaining Your New Smile
After you’ve worn your last aligner, either Dr. Vaca or Dr. Kirby
will design a retainer that will maintain the position of your teeth while
new bone mass grows around the tooth roots. By following the instructions
we provide, you won’t have to worry about your teeth shifting in
The typical schedule we’ll recommend is for you to wear the retainer
all day for six months to a year. After you’ve made sufficient progress,
you can scale back to wearing the appliance nightly for up to a year.
The next progression in the process is for you to wear the retainer only
a few nights a week, until your new smile is permanently imprinted.
Want to Know More
If you’re curious to know more about how Invisalign in Longview works,
then reach out to us at Vaca & Kirby to
schedule an initial consultation. We’ll take the time to further explain
the process and answer any of your remaining questions. We’re here
to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!
Call our Longview, TX dentists at
(903) 206-3464 to learn more about the Invisalign process.
Real Reviews. Real Patients.
“A great experience !”
- Diane M.
“You wanted to be treated right, this is the place to be.”
- Wendy W.
“The hygienist was extremely friendly and walked me through every x-ray and my dental history, and Dr. Kirby was very courteous and answered all of my questions.”