Once your 3D scan is complete Dr. Humphries will submit his prescription to his dedicated Invisalign technician. This is one of the most critical components of treatment as this will dictate the treatment outcome. From there, Dr. Humphries and his technician will work on the CAD-CAM 3D models and the staged tooth movements until the they are as desired by Dr. Humphries. Once the setup is approved, the aligners will be manufactured and shipped to our office.
During your first visit your first several aligners will be delivered. The aligners are quite comfortable making the 22 hours of prescribed wear easy to obtain. In most instances Dr. Humphries requests that each set of aligners be worn 17 days. Over that time period, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. At each checkup, Dr. Humphries will ensure that your teeth are moving according to his plan. You will receive multiple aligners at each checkup which limits your visits to approximately once every 2-3 months. While each case is unique, most Invisalign treatment is 1-2 years in duration.