Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth.
Impressions of your teeth and a series of photos will be taken and sent to Invisalign. These will be used to create a 3-D computer image to develop a course of treatment that will move your teeth to the desired final position. From this plan clear aligner trays are produced. The number of trays required varies, but 20-29 sets per arch over the course of the treatment is typical. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
For the first few weeks, the use of Invisalign® will take some getting used to. Trays should be worn at all times except when eating or drinking because food can easily get trapped between the tray and the teeth, creating problems with tooth decay. After treatment is complete, retainers will be fabricated to help you maintain your new beautiful smile.