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George Rivera, DDS
A Great Dentist

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system that uses plastic aligner trays to straighten teeth. Before you can begin using Invisalign, Dr. Rivera will perform a smile evaluation to determine if this treatment is right for you. 

iTero Digital Impressions 

If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Rivera will then use the iTero scanner to digitally map out your mouth’s unique structure. The iTero scanner is comfortable and safe to use, and it essentially takes a digital impression of your teeth. Dr. Rivera uses these digital impressions to create your Invisalign trays. Once you receive your custom-made trays, you can begin your treatment! 

Invisalign Works in a Series 

Invisalign uses a series of trays to gradually align your teeth into their ideal position. The trays should be changed out every two to three weeks, depending on your specific treatment plan. Each new set of aligners in the series will fit more snugly, slowly working their magic on your smile. 

Treatment Time and Rules of Wear 

Treatment time and frequency of wear vary per patient, but it’s recommended that you wear your aligners 20-22 hours each day for optimal results. Unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove your trays to eat and clean your teeth. 

Are You Ready for a Straighter Smile?

A straighter smile can do wonders for your oral health and your self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation. 

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