Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
Best of all, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them so you can keep doing what you love. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life.
Step 1: Initially, your Invisalign-trained doctor will take photos, X-rays, and digital scans or a dental impression to help create your treatment plan.
Step 2: The maker of Invisalign clear aligners will then use these records, along with the treatment prescribed by your doctor to create a customised 3D treatment plan just for you. With the treatment plan, you’ll be able to see the final position your teeth are predicted to reach after treatment. This treatment plan is used to develop your customised aligners and also estimate the likely length of your treatment.
Step 3: The customised aligners will be manufactured and shipped to your doctor’s office.
Step 4: Your series of custom-made aligners will be given to you (typically 3-4 sets at a time) for you to wear everyday 20-22 hours and change them at home every 2 weeks.
Step 5: You’ll be visiting your doctor approximately every 6-8 weeks to monitor the progress of your treatment and receive the next series of aligners.
Step 6: After you’ve finished your Invisalign aligner treatment, you may need to use retainers to help make sure the new position of your teeth is maintained.