Invisalign® uses a series of nearly invisible aligners instead of brackets and wires. This treatment can give you the smile you've always desired without the metal braces you have always wanted to avoid. For more information about what Invisalign® can do for you, please see Invisalign® Home.
How do I get started?
Step 1: Meet Dr. Tonnu
During the initial visit, Dr. Tonnu will help you decide on your course of treatment. She will take pictures of your teeth, bite impressions of your teeth, and send them, along with a precise set of instructions, to Invisalign®.
Step 2: Invisalign® Makes Your Aligners
Invisalign® uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to transform your bite impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your individual treatment plan.
Step 3: You Receive Your Aligners in a Few Weeks
During your next visit to your dentist, you will receive your first set aligners. Your dentist will most likely give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your next visit.
Step 4: You Wear Your Aligners
You'll wear each set of aligners day and night for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, but will vary from case to case. You'll visit your dentist only about every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Step 5: You've Finished the Treatment
Congratulations! When you're finished wearing each aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have the beautiful smile you've always wanted.