The other day when you were looking at yourself in the mirror, you just noticed that two of your canine teeth are slightly misaligned. Though you have always been pretty confident about your smile, your new discovery is turning you down. You want to go to a dentist and see if there is a solution. When you browse the internet you find millions of articles about how to treat misalignment. Invisalign, which is one of the widely acclaimed procedures for treating mild orthodontic problems, has caught your attention. It looks beautiful on the website and the reviews are pretty good. But does it suit your problem? How will you find out? To find the answer, you'll have to visit our dental office in San Diego.
Your first visit to our office is your chance to know about Invisalign treatment. You can speak to our dentist about your concerns and ask him questions. You can tell us what you want to change in your teeth. Dr. Refahi performs a thorough check of your oral health to find if there is decay or gum infection. Problems like gum infection and tooth decay may have to be treated first. If left as such the infection can be troublesome during Invisalign treatment.
We take X-rays, impressions and pictures of your teeth. Impressions of teeth help our dentist find out whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. X-rays give us an idea of the status of the jawbone bone and teeth roots. After thoroughly checking the information, Dr. Refahi tells you if Invisalign can help you.
The information that we collect is scanned to convert it into electronic form. Dr. Refahi outlines the treatment plan and communicates the same with the Invisalign team that creates a 3D digital model of the plan. Each phase of teeth movement is mapped in the digital model. This provides you a preview of the expected results. Any changes that you wish to have can be communicated with our dentist.