Once our Dental Specialist in Weston, FL determine you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we create records. The records are:
- Pictures of your teeth and face
- Dental impressions
- Set of X-rays
After that, when all your records are ready and we have the case created with the treatment to be followed, we send them to Invisalign with detailed instructions on how we want our teeth to move.
When Invisalign obtains your records, the first thing they do is scan your impressions, in order to have a 3D computer record. In addition, the technicians will move your teeth step by step in the computer model to your final positions.
Invisalign makes the changes, and then we review them again. In general, we need to do this procedure a couple of times to place the teeth exactly where we want them.
The moment we are satisfied with the procedure, and we see how it is that the teeth remain when the treatment is finished, we communicate with Invisalign to make a series of trays (called aligners) and send them to our Dental Office in Weston, FL. In conclusion, it usually takes 2 to 4 weeks from the time of printing until we return the trays to our office.
You will use a set of Invisalign trays for two weeks at a time. In other words, each tray is created so that the teeth are a little straighter with each tray change. The teeth will move approximately from 1 to 10 mm per tray. To sum up, this puts constant pressure on your teeth, and for two weeks, your teeth will move to match the tray.