What is the Invisalign Process

What Is the Invisalign Process?

If you want to straighten your teeth without having to deal with traditional metal braces, Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you. The world's most advanced clear aligner system will deliver the smile of your dreams without anyone having to know! Visit our North Scottsdale office to learn more about Invisalign and to determine if it's right for you.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign, developed by Align Technology, is a highly effective and virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. The innovative therapy uses a series of transparent aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth, gently and precisely moving them into alignment.

What Is the Invisalign Process?

We'll start your smile transformation by taking digital scans of your teeth. The information we collect will help create your custom treatment plan, including the precise movement of your teeth and the anticipated length of treatment. You'll even get a sneak peek of your new, improved smile. 

We'll send your information to a laboratory that will create your series of custom aligners. Once they are ready, we'll call you in for a follow-up appointment. Dr. Rick will ensure your first Invisalign trays fit well and will discuss how to wear them and clean them moving forward. 

You'll need to keep your virtually invisible aligners in your mouth for at least 20 to 22 hours each day to achieve the best results. Approximately every two weeks, you'll swap an aligner set for the next in the series, following your custom treatment plan. After your Invisalign treatment concludes, you'll need to wear custom retainers to maintain your stunning results. 

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign offers a convenient and discreet option to straighten your teeth without impacting your life. Your invisible braces are made from a very comfortable plastic material, unlike braces with their sharp wires and metal brackets. Invisalign's aligner trays are removable, so you can brush and floss as you normally would and enjoy all the foods you love without any restrictions. 

Invisalign's multilayer SmartTrack material and proprietary SmartForce features will have you on your way to your beautifully straight smile up to 50 percent faster than traditional braces. Most patients achieve their desired results in just 9-15 months with Invisalign, unlike treatment with metal braces that can last two years or even more. 

What Conditions Does Invisalign Correct?

Invisalign braces address a range of mild to complex orthodontic concerns, including gapped, crowded, or crooked teeth and problems with the bite. In some cases, we may recommend attachments called buttons, which are small hooks that act as anchors for interarch bands used to correct more complex concerns such as overbites or underbites. We'll match the tone of the buttons to your teeth to blend in seamlessly with your smile. 

Invisalign Near Me

Contact Dr. Rick Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ, to learn more about perfecting your smile with our cosmetic dentistry solutions, including Invisalign. Dr. Rick and his team are committed to utilizing state-of-the-art technology to deliver your beautifully straight and healthy smile. Call us and schedule your appointment today!