The Invisalign procedure is almost as efficient and exciting as the treatment itself. Here’s the path we take to perfect your smile with Invisalign at Sturgill & Storie Orthodontics.
You’ll stop in at our Johnson City or Norton office and meet with Dr. Sturgill or Dr. Storie who will conduct a thorough exam and let you know if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If you are, we’ll go over everything from the cost to what to expect throughout treatment.
Develop a Digital 3-D Image of Your Teeth
The Sturgill & Storie team will take pictures, make iTero digital impression and take x-rays. A 3-D digital image of your teeth will be created based on all of that information. Your orthodontist will use the image to decide on the exact movements of each tooth. Talk about precise! Invisalign will make your custom aligners according to the treatment specifications.
Get Your Aligners
Depending on the treatment plan, a series of aligners, ranging from as few as 12 or as many as 48, will be made just for your smile. The aligners are crafted from BPA-free, flexible, smooth plastic for the perfect fit. You’ll wear them for at least 22 hours per day and take them out to brush and floss your teeth and eat.
Rock a New Set of Aligners Every Week
Most patients wear each set of aligners for about one week. We’re the only practice in the area that allows for weekly aligner changes instead of every two weeks since we use a special customization technique. This means you’ll finish treatment more quickly and aligners stay cleaner and clearer. As you continuously replace aligners with the next set in your series, your teeth will slowly shift into the final alignment prescribed by your doctor. You’ll stop in every so often for a checkup so we can make sure your treatment is on track.
The Big Reveal
Okay, so it’s not actually a big reveal since the nice thing about Invisalign is that you can clearly see your progress as you go along. However, after you wear your final set of aligners, you’ll still get to celebrate your straight teeth and amazing smile!