Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that move your teeth gradually, from where they are now into their ideal position. Invisalign can be a great option for people who want to improve their smile without having braces. Getting Invisalign is so easy! To get started, your orthodontist will take some pictures, x-rays, and a digital scan of your teeth
The Invisalign treatment process
FIRST CONSULTATION: At your initial consultation, we will discuss your orthodontic needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is right for you.
CUSTOM TREATMENT PLAN: We will use a scanner such as the iTero® digital scanning system to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth. Then we will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.
YOUR CLEAR ALIGNERS: Your custom-made aligners will be made of Invisalign’s proprietary SmartTrack® material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them while your teeth straighten. Our doctors may add clear attachments that are a special size and shape to specific teeth to aid in their movement. Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, and take them out only to eat, brush, and floss.
YOUR PROGRESS: As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. We may recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule checkups every six weeks or so. The number of trays and length of treatment is dependent on the nature and extent of the orthodontic corrections that are needed.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR NEW SMILE: When your treatment is complete, ask us about a Vivera® retainer. Vivera retainers are custom-made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign clear aligners.
Benefits of in-office treatment by professionals
With direct-to-consumer orthodontic programs, you might not know whether you’re dealing with an orthodontist or a general dentist.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) warns that “do-it-yourself” orthodontic treatment can result in lasting damage and that having a trained professional will ensure you get the best results possible.
- PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED: Dr. Vayda and Dr. McMahon completed orthodontic residency programs beyond their dental school education. They are also certified to treat Invisalign cases and have successfully completed hundreds of cases.
- MANAGEMENT OF DIFFICULT CASES: Our doctors are skilled at handling many challenging scenarios with clear aligners – from missing teeth to misaligned jaws. We will work with you to solve your orthodontic problem efficiently and effectively.
- iNDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT PLAN: Just like when you get traditional braces, our orthodontists will design a treatment plan that is specific for each patient.
- FULL SERVICE: From the beginning of your treatment to the end, our certified orthodontic team will provide expert treatment. After treatment is completed, we will provide you retainers and follow up care to ensure your teeth remain straight and healthy.
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