Starting your journey
Your Invisalign plan begins with a consultation with your orthodontist to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.
Your orthodontist will examine your smile thoroughly and take impressions as well as digital x-rays of your teeth and jaw.
Following the examination, the orthodontist will review your evaluation and discuss the various orthodontic treatment options available to help correct your misalignment or bite problems.
Making an Appointment
If Invisalign is right for you, your orthodontist will show you how it can change your smile, then send your digital impressions to the Invisalign technicians to make your custom aligners.
Hitting the Road
Your transparent custom aligners will arrive at your orthodontist’s office in about four weeks, ready to be picked up. Your orthodontist will check that your aligners match properly, teach you how to care for them, and answer any questions you might have about your treatment when you come in to pick them up.
Invisalign treatment entails wearing each pair of aligners for 20-22 hours a day for two weeks, then transitioning to the next set in your sequence before the treatment is finished.
Throughout your care, you can see your orthodontist every four to six weeks so that your orthodontist can monitor your progress to ensure that your treatment is on track.
Getting to Your Final Destination
Your Invisalign journey will end with a straight new smile that you will be proud to show off if you follow your orthodontist’s instructions and wear your aligners as directed.
Finally, once your Invisalign treatment is over, you may need to wear a retainer until your teeth adjust to their new positions.