How Invisalign Works
Invisalign uses the same basic principle that traditional braces use to move your teeth: gentle pressure causes your bones to reshape around your teeth, allowing your teeth to move into their desired position.
However, instead of metal wires and brackets glued to your teeth, Invisalign uses clear, durable, BPA-free plastic aligners that gently push your teeth into position.
We will take a digital image of your teeth at your first appointment. This includes detailed images from our Planmeca ProMax CBCT. A computer program then designs the proper sequence for moving your teeth into position. This sequence is sent to the manufacturer, who creates your aligners, which takes a few weeks. When they are ready, we will fit your first aligner. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, then switch to a new one. When you reach the last aligner, your teeth will be straight.