First, an initial treatment plan is created before fabricating the special aligning trays. Three-dimensional digital models are taken of the entire jaw. Sophisticated imaging software (iTero) allows the movement of specific teeth on the screen and allows the jaw to be viewed from different angles. Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case.
Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to. The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.
Usually, new trays are necessary every two to three weeks, and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics. Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective.
Align Technologies, the parent company of Invisalign®, offers an Advantage Program that recognizes doctors who have achieved a particular level of Invisalign® experience. Dr. DeForest has been recognized as an Invisalign® Gold provider. A Gold Provider has a higher level of education and experience in treating orthodontic cases with Invisalign®.
Using clear aligners, Invisalign® is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. In addition, you can still eat and drink what you would like and brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Since there are no wires or brackets, discomfort caused by mouth abrasions and emergency visits are rare.