HOW DOES INVISALIGN® WORK?
Invisalign® treatment starts with a consultation, radiographic exam, digital scan of your mouth, intraoral and extraoral photographs. Using an iTero Element scanner, your doctor will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile.
Once you approve your plan, your unique clear braces will be created. Each aligner set will need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours daily. Your doctor will recommend you change out each set for the next one every 1 to 2 weeks. Each set of these invisible braces will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, until you reach your beautiful new smile. Depending on the complexity of your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as six months. But you'll start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
Customized care for your unique smile
There's no room for guesswork with iTero and ClinCheck® software.
Dr. Endicott can use our outcome simulator to map out the path to your smile, right down to the tiniest shift, from your first aligner to your brand-new smile.
- The power of 3D - The 3D visual interface lets us customize your treatment
- Mapping Software - Invisalign's mapping software algorithm helps calculate just the right amount of force for every tooth movement.
- Consistent Results - The software, with input from your doctor, helps ensure every tooth moves in the right order and at the right time.
Many people believe that straight teeth are just for cosmetic purposes. Straighter teeth can certainly improve your appearance, but have you considered the many health benefits accompanying a beautiful smile?
- Easy Maintenance - Straight teeth are just easier to clean. Crooked and crowded teeth make it more difficult to brush away plaque and debris. It is also more likely for bacteria to grow in the pockets, creating the potential for tooth decay because it is more difficult to clean those pockets.
- Avoiding Inflammation and Infection - When teeth are not aligned, they can irritate the gums and cause inflammation. Inflamed gums can be a characteristic of periodontal disease. In addition to the damage caused to gums, we now know periodontal disease contributes to other conditions in the body, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria builds up and begins to wear away your gums and bone. Straight teeth will reduce the risk of these diseases and health issues.
- Comfort - By aligning your teeth, the stress on your TMJ can be reduced, which, in turn, lessens the inflammation and pain caused by TMJ disorder.