What should I expect when I pickup my first set of aligners?


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3D scans have been taken of your smile, your custom treatment plan has been created, and now your first series of Invisalign® aligners are ready and waiting for you! So, what will happen when you come to pick up your first series of aligners?

Your First Invisalign Aligners Are Ready

As soon as your aligners are ready, your dentist's office will contact you to arrange a convenient time for you to drop in and pick them up, but you won't just grab them and leave. Here is what happens when you visit one of our CCOA member dentists to pick up your new aligners. 

Checking For a Perfect Fit

When you drop by our office to pick up your new aligners your dentist is going to take some time to ensure that your aligners fit your smile perfectly. A precise fit is essential for achieving just the right amount of tooth movement. Each custom-made aligner has a specific role to play in your orthodontic treatment, so it's important that we take the time to be sure that your aligners fit just right.

Answering Your Questions

After your dentist has checked that your new aligners fit correctly they will take some time to review your personalized treatment plan with you. Then your dentist will explain exactly how and when to wear your new aligners, and answer any questions you may have about your Invisalign treatment.

Explaining Your Invisalign Treatment

Your dentist will also explain what to expect during your first few days of treatment, and what you can do to minimize any initial discomfort you may experience. Then before you head home, your dentist will take a few minutes to review how you should care for your teeth and your aligners throughout your clear aligner treatment.

Beginning Your Journey to a Straighter Smile

Once your appointment is over, be sure to stop by the reception area to book your next appointment. Although there are no adjustment appointments required with clear aligner treatment it is important for you to visit us now and again so that your dentist can monitor your treatment progress. These brief appointments will be scheduled every 6-8 weeks, and allow you and your dentist to track how your smile is changing. 

What to learn more about how Invisalign clear aligners can straighten your smile? Contact a CCOA member practice near you to book a consultation.

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