Step 1: Visit our office
During this first step you will need to make an appointment with our Invisalign® orthodontist.
During the initial visit, he/she will help you decide on your course of treatment. Impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent along with a set of precise instructions to Invisalign®.
Step 2: Invisalign® makes your aligners
Invisalign® uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to transform your impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your individual treatment plan.
Step 3: You receive your aligners in a few weeks
During your next visit to our orthodontist, you will receive your first set aligners. Our orthodontist will most likely give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your next visit.
Step 4: You wear your aligners
You'll wear each set of aligners day and night for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, but will vary from case to case. You'll visit our orthodontist about every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Step 5: You've finished treatment!
When you're finished wearing each aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have the beautiful smile you've always wanted.
Cost of Invisalign
Invisalign - FAQ
There are four primary benefits of Invisalign:
- Invisalign is nearly invisible – you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
- Invisalign is removable – you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Invisalign is comfortable – there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation: no metal or wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
- Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start – so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
- Severe derotations of cylindrical teeth
- Complex extrusions
- Closure of large spaces usually associated with extractions of teeth other than lower incisors.
Similar to other orthodontic treatments, Invisalign aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.