Step 1: It starts with a smile scan
There are no gross teeth molds here. A trained orthodontic medical technician quickly captures an accurate 3D image of your teeth using our iTero Optical Scanner.
Step 2: Photos and X-rays
Photos of your face from several angles as well as a panoramic x-ray completes the baseline picture for the doctor to create a treatment plan.
Step 3: Patient Interview "Live!"
This is the heart of the initial consultation. We would prefer an in-person interview but also offer a Video Virtual Consultation that doesn't replace an office visit, but can be very helpful in determining next steps. We need to zero in on what your smile goals are.
Step 4: Treatment Plan Proposal
Usually a treatment proposal is made during the consultation. The all inclusive treatment plan identifies all the internal and external next steps. Your treatment can start as soon as the aligner tooth movements are programmed into the Invisalign 3D Printer. A video simulation of your tooth movements is available during the consult to help with your decision.
Step 5: Start Treatment
Your custom aligners will be ready in 1 to 3 weeks if no other dentistry is required to prepare your smile prior to Invisalign.
Step 6: (Optional) At-home smart phone Invisalign monitoring.
Smartphone dental monitoring is an option for our adult Invisalign patients at the start of treatment. We will help you set up the app on your smartphone and then walk you through how to use your phone to take your first scan.
The smartphone dental scans take less than 2 minutes in the comfort of your home. The phone APP sends the scan data to our office where we will analyze the results. We will message you to either move on to your next aligner or stay in your current aligner depending on the doctor’s assessment of your aligner’s fit. Your smile progress is stored along with all treatment messages so you can track your results and review our feedback at any time. Instructional Video