What Is Invisalign?
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to move your teeth by tiny increments as your treatment progresses. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before it is replaced by the next one in the series.This process will continue until your teeth are in their prescribed, corrected positions. The duration of your treatment will be determined based on your specific needs.
How long Invisalign treatment take?
It depends. Most cases can be completed within 12-18 months. The exact duration of your treatment will be based on your specific needs. Factors that may determine the duration of your treatment include the misalignment of your teeth or jaw, the shape of your bite, and the amount of movement required to correct the problem.
The Invisalign Process
The experienced team will guide you through the Invisalign treatment process.
1- Start With an Initial Appointment
We will begin by examining your smile to determine if Invisalign is right for you. We will take x-rays and digital impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a 3D image of your mouth.
2- Get Your Custom Treatment Plan
Based on your initial appointment, we will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, how long you can expect your treatment to take, and the cost of your Invisalign treatment.
3- Begin Your Treatment
A series of custom aligners will be created just for you. You will wear an aligner for 20 to 22 hours each day, removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. As your treatment progresses, your aligners will gradually begin to shift your teeth into place.
4 - Switch Your Aligners Every Two Weeks
Approximately every 2 weeks, you will switch to the next set of aligners in your series. You will also have brief checkups, every six weeks or so, to review your progress.
5- Maintain Your Smile
It’s an exciting day when you reach the end of treatment! During your final appointment, we will discuss next steps with you, and prescribe retainers to keep your teeth in their new positions.