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Start Your Invisalign Journey This Spring!

Spring is the ideal season to kickstart your Invisalign journey, especially with significant events like Graduation, Prom, Weddings, and other special occasions on the horizon.

Embarking on Invisalign treatment now ensures a more aligned and radiant smile just in time for your big day. With clear aligners that are virtually invisible and offer a quicker treatment process, achieving that perfect smile has never been more convenient.

What is a clear aligner therapy?

Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT) is a method for gradually straightening your teeth using virtually invisible, custom-made dental appliances (called aligners) that exert consistent yet gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into place.

Tooth gaps and crowded teeth can both be addressed by using these aligners. One of the greatest benefits o using Clear Aligner Therapy is that the aligners, made from a special clear plastic, are almost unnoticeable when you're wearing them.

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Invisalign can treat mild to severe cases of misaligned teeth with a variety of clear aligners. Because it’s got a long history as the original clear aligner therapy treatment, it’s a go-to choice for many patients.

The aligners used in Invisalign are made up of a patented clear, thick plastic called SmartTrack, and the material’s durability can be a benefit to patients who lead an active lifestyle.


Six Month Smiles is another great option for clear aligner therapy, and, as the name says, the average treatment time can be as little as six months

Using a course of 20 active aligners, Six Month Smiles aligners are virtually invisible and can correct mild to moderate cases of teeth crowding.

How It Works: The Clear Aligner Process

INITIAL CONSULTATION: We will examine your mouth to determine the health of your gums and to check your teeth for crowding and gaps. If Clear Aligner Therapy is the best course of action, we will then discuss the goals you have for your smile, and work with you to create a treatment.

DIGITAL IMAGING & IMPRESSIONS: The next step is to map your mouth with a series of digital images, and take an impression (mold) of your teeth, which will be adjusted to make sure your teeth have the best alignment possible on the mold.

After this is done, we’ll send these impressions (along with the digital images) off to a laboratory that specializes in creating your clear aligners, and soon you’ll receive your first several sets to begin treatment.

FITTING & ALIGNMENT: Once you have your aligners, we’ll examine the fit and alignment to be certain that everything looks good to continue with treatment. We will provide you with instructions for the use of your new aligners, and you’ll begin wearing them each day, typically for 20-22 hours at a time.

About every two weeks you’ll switch to a new set of aligners, and you’ll visit our office about every six weeks to pick up the next series of sets, at which time we’ll check progress to ensure your teeth are on track.

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