Invisalign provides an aesthetic alternative to braces and today there are not many cases that cannot be successfully treated with Invisalign.
Treatment begins with models or scans of your teeth. These, along with photos and X-rays are sent to Invisalign in the USA where “virtual” models of your teeth are prepared. According to our prescription, these models are disassembled and reassembled with the teeth in the positions we have requested. All Invisalign providers have a privileged secure site to view the treatment proposal and very sophisticated software to make adjustments before the appliances are manufactured.
The turn around time from impression gathering to appliance fitting is usually 2-4 weeks. The number of appliances depends on the size of the problem so we will give you an approximate time–in-treatment estimate before we commence. Typical treatments can run from 6 months for a simple case to 2 years or beyond for very complex cases. Reviewing our cases suggests 15 months is a good average.
Once fitted, you will need to wear the appliance full time-22 hours per day is the rule. Anything less will compromise the outcome so dedicated wear is essential. The majority of adults go into treatment with a steely resolve to gain the best outcome so compliance issues are rare.