What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a cutting-edge approach to helping you get the perfectly straight teeth you’ve always dreamed of.
A series of custom-made aligner trays are created just for you and are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear right over your teeth. These aligners will gradually and very gently, shift your teeth into place. They are removable for easy cleaning and this treatment option allows you the freedom to eat whatever you want.
Here’s how it works.
1: Digital scanning
Using the iTero Element® scanner, we can take a fast and precise 3D digital scan of your teeth and map out a custom treatment plan just for you.
2: Your custom aligners are created
Your custom aligners are created with comfort in mind. Our SmartTrack material was engineered specifically for the Invisalign® system to ensure a great fit.
3: Your custom aligners are trimmed
Everyone’s gumline is different, which is why each of your aligners is individually trimmed to fit your needs. The result is an aligner that looks and feels better.
4: Checked for quality
When your smile is on the line, quality is everything. Each one of your unique aligners is examined to meet our high quality standards.
5: Start wearing your aligners
When you pick up your first custom aligners, we will examine your smile, ensuring our high standards are met.
6: Regular doctor check-ins
We will guide you to schedule face-to-face check-ups every few weeks to check your progress and pick up the next batch of aligners.
7: Your routine, uninterrupted
Your invisalign aligners are virtually transparent and easy to take out, so you can keep brushing and eating as you normally would.
Frequently asked questions
The length of treatment depends on multiple factors, like how complex your case is and how often you wear your aligners. Your doctor will determine exactly how long your treatment will take based on your specific needs. On average, Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months, though you can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
Your doctor will tell you how often you should change to new aligners (this can vary based on your individual treatment plan). Many doctors recommend changing Invisalign clear aligners weekly or every other week.
For the best results, wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out just for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
We will schedule regular appointments, usually about once every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits is to ensure your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.
Over 10 million people, including more than 1.4 million teens, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles.