What Is the Process of Getting Fitted for Custom Clear Aligners?

You heard about custom clear aligners and want to know how to get fitted. Fantastic! Danzer Orthodontics can clear the aligner process up for you. Clear aligners are a cool way to straighten your teeth without everyone noticing you’re getting orthodontic treatment. Dr. Danzer and our team in Owensboro and Hardinsburg help people get these aligners. In this blog, you’ll learn just about everything there is to know about custom clear aligners.

Initial Consultation

The first step to getting your clear aligners starts with visiting us at Danzer Orthodontics (naturally!). Dr. Danzer and our team will meet you when you come for your initial consultation. We’ll discuss what you hope to achieve with your smile. Then, we’ll examine your teeth to make sure clear aligners are a good fit for you. This visit is important because it helps Dr. Danzer understand your smile goals. And don’t worry, if you have loads of questions, this is the perfect time to ask them!

Digital Scanning and Impressions

After you and Dr. Danzer decide that clear aligners are your way to go, the next step is where the real fun begins. It’s time to get impressions of your teeth. No goopy trays, though. Our scanner takes super accurate 3D images of your teeth. It’s quick and comfortable, and you won’t have to deal with anything messy. 

Your impressions let Dr. Danzer see every detail of your teeth and gums. With these images, our team at Danzer Orthodontics can plan exactly how each tooth needs to move to keep your smile looking its best. Plus, thanks to smart computer software, you can get a sneak peek of how your teeth will shift over time. It’s a neat way to see the future of your smile!

Customized Treatment Planning

Once Dr. Danzer and our team have all the details from your digital scans, we craft a plan just for you at Danzer Orthodontics. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all. You demand the best for your smile. And so do we. Dr. Danzer plots out how each tooth needs to be readjusted using the scans. 

Remember, we’re not moving your teeth around at random. We have to orient them so that they line up just right. The cool part? Our software can show how your teeth will move over the course of your treatment. This way, you get to see how your smile will change over time, even before you start wearing your aligners.

Dr. Danzer will walk you through this plan so you know exactly what to expect. You’ll learn how long your treatment might take and what results you should expect. We want you to be 100% confident about your treatment plan. 

What Is the Process of Getting Fitted for Custom Clear Aligners?

Making Your Aligners

After you and Dr. Danzer have agreed on your personalized treatment plan, the next step is to make your clear aligners. Danzer Orthodontics offers two awesome options: Invisalign, which is incredibly popular and known for its great results, and our own in-house brand, N-Line aligners, also top-notch.

Here’s how it works: The detailed plan you and Dr. Danzer put together gets sent to a lab. If you’re going with Invisalign, their team will make your aligners. If you choose N-Line, our Danzer Orthodontics team handles it. Either way, your aligners are crafted to fit your teeth perfectly at each stage of your treatment.

The labs use your digital scans to create a series of clear, BPA-free plastic aligners. We design our aligners to move your teeth gently, little by little. You’ll wear each set for a couple of weeks before moving on to the next one in the series. Each new aligner is slightly different. As you progress, each aligner will move your teeth closer to where you want them.

Fitting Your First Aligner

When your first set of aligners is ready, you’ll come back to one of our offices in Owensboro or Hardinsburg. Today is the day you get fitted for custom clear aligners! This is an exciting visit because you get to see the clear aligners made just for you and start your treatment. Dr. Danzer or another teammate will make sure your first aligner fits perfectly. We’ll check that it’s comfortable and not irritating you anywhere. It’s important that it feels just right, so we’ll take time to adjust anything if needed.

During this visit, you’ll also learn how to care for your aligners. You’ll get pointers on how to clean them and when and how to wear them. You should keep them on for about 22 hours a day. Remember to store them safely when eating or brushing your teeth. We will also let you know how to switch to the next aligner in your series when it’s time. By the time you leave, you’ll be fully prepared for your aligner adventure!

What Is the Process of Getting Fitted for Custom Clear Aligners?

Custom Clear Aligners At Danzer Orthodontics 

That’s everything you need to know about getting fitted for custom clear aligners at Danzer Orthodontics. Our offices in Owensboro and Hardinsburg tailor everything, especially for you. Your first meeting with Dr. Danzer and our team is all about you. Likewise, your aligners will fit one, and only one, smile. We strive to make your smile the best it can be in a way that fits your lifestyle. Ready to see how clear aligners can transform your smile? Our team of superstars is here to help. Go here to schedule your free consultation today. We’ll help you take the first step towards a smile you’ll love showing off.