What is Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are a near invisible orthodontic alternative to metal braces that uses a series of clear, plastic removable trays to gradually straighten your teeth over time. Dr.Rome and Dr.McClellan have many years of clear aligner experience with stunning results.
There are many aligner systems available now, but we find that the proprietary trays from Invisalign provide the most predictable and comfortable tooth movement.
Often our purpose for prescribing Invisalign treatment is for proper alignment for gum health, better bite function (occlusion), and a wider palate space to stimulate better tongue posture and nasal breathing. All of these can be achieved while the patient sees a nice smile in the mirror.
How Invisalign Treatment Works?
At your first appointment, we will scan your teeth with our intraoral Itero 5D scanner and within minutes you’ll get to see a 3D simulation of your smile with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. The simulation software will show a projection of what your smile can look like.
Your dentist will use a check list to calibate the tooth movement necessary to achieve the desired results.
Once we discuss the fees and payment options, we’ll finalize your treatment plan and order your aligners.
Your first set of aligners will arrive in about two weeks. Your come in for a fitting of your first trays. At this time, we may soften the tight spaces between some teeth and put some tooth color buttons on certain teeth that need major movement. These newer steps ensure faster and more comfortable tooth movement. We’ll explain how to take them on and off and how to care for your teeth as you wear them.
Depending on your specific plan, you will replace one aligner with the next in the series every 7-10 days, and little by little, your teeth will move until they are aligned to the final position. Dr.Rome or Dr.McClellan will sure that your bite is balanced (equilibrated) after your last tray, and then scan your teeth for retainers.