Knowledge is power, we invite you to learn more about the Invisalign process to allow you to make the most informed decisions in regards to your treatment or the treatment of your child or teen. The process starts with an initial consultation where you and Dr. H will discuss your diagnosis and determine if Invisalign is right for you. The next step is to take digital x-rays of your teeth and perform a digital scan with the iTero. The scan will be used to create digital 3-D models of your mouth and supporting structures. These models will be used by Dr. H to expertly map your treatment plan and provide you with an approximate time frame of treatment.
Once your treatment plan is established, Invisalign will create a series of clear aligners designed to fit you perfectly. These aligners are manufactured from a smooth, BPA-free material that won’t irritate any part of your mouth. You will receive the aligners and begin to wear them, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss your teeth. With each set of aligners, your teeth will move little by little into their designated position. During your treatment, you won’t have any adjustments but will be asked to come into our office for quick progress checks approximately every 12 weeks.
We recommend that you wear your aligners at least 22 hours per day to guarantee the best results and shortest treatment length.