The Invisalign® procedure is as cutting-edge as the treatment itself. Let’s break down how we can help you achieve phenomenal results without brackets and wires.
Consultation with Dr. Ibrahim
At your free consultation, a member of our team will take a complimentary digital x-ray and photos of your teeth and face. Dr. Ibrahim will use this information, as well as what she finds from examining your mouth, to come up with a diagnosis. She’s a leading Invisalign® provider and her skill and expertise ensure that regardless of how complex your case is, you’ll be a good candidate for the treatment. Of course, we’ll also discuss your goals, what you can expect, the cost and answer your questions. With our iTero digital scanner, we’ll use the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you what your new smile will look like before you even begin straightening your teeth. For your convenience, we can start treatment on the same day as your consultation, allowing you to avoid making another trip to our office.
Create a Digital 3D Image of Your Mouth
We don’t just use our iTero® scanner to give you a glimpse into the appearance of your future smile. We also use it to take high-quality images of your teeth, gums and jaws. The technology is way more comfortable than the old putty and tray impressions. We input the information into a computer program and a 3D model of your mouth is created. Dr. Ibrahim maps out your tooth movements directly on the model for an extremely accurate treatment plan.
Pick Up Your Custom Clear Aligners
Invisalign® will produce a series of custom-made, clear aligners based on Dr. Ibrahim’s specifications. You’ll wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day, taking them out to eat and brush and floss your teeth. The number of aligners you’ll need for optimal results will depend on your specific case.
Pop in New Aligners According to Your Schedule
The schedule for changing aligners varies by patient. However, you’ll most likely wear new aligners every two weeks unless you’re using AcceleDent®, in which case, you’ll swap aligners every three to seven days. The trays have programmed movements, so when you go to the next one, you can watch the magic happen as your teeth move into that tray. Invisalign® doesn’t require adjustments but you will come in approximately every eight weeks so we can monitor your progress.
Reveal Your New Smile
Woohoo! When you take out that final set of aligners, you’ll have straight teeth and a beautiful smile. While the active phase of your orthodontic treatment will be finished, you’ll start the retention phase. We’ll fit you for a clear Vivera® retainer to hold your teeth in their new position and maintain your results for life.