At your first visit a treatment plan will be mapped out with your goals in mind. Then, impressions and pictures of your teeth will be digitized in order to work with a computerized 3-D image of your teeth
Then, Dr. Manav Dua will plan your tooth movements throughout your entire treatment timeline. You’ll be able to see a virtual representation of your teeth before, during, and after completion of the Invisalign process
From the doctor’s precise treatment plan, customized aligners are created with technology by the Invisalign® company, for you to wear at each stage of your treatment, (a full set of treatment typically includes 20-30 aligners per arch).
Each set of aligners are worn for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position the dentist has prescribed.
You will visit Dr. Manav Dua approximately once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time averages 11 months with the average number of aligners worn during treatment between 18 and 30. This of course will vary from case to case.