The Invisalign system uses a series of clear removable plastic aligners which gradually straighten the teeth. You wear clear aligners 20-22 hours a day, and visit our office usually every 6 weeks to receive a new aligners. With each new aligner, different pressure is applied to the teeth to achieve calculated movement. Moving through the series of aligners, your teeth will begin moving, little by little. You do not have to wait until you complete treatment to see your smile change. You will begin to see positive changes early in the process. Your treatment plan begins with a thorough examination and analysis of your teeth using photos, impressions and digital radiographs. The doctor will evaluate your bite and smile using Invisalign patented technology and computer simulation. Once the doctor confirms that your alignment and bite can be corrected with the Invisalign system, we then plan your treatment and discuss the desired results with you before we begin. Once your treatment plan is finalized, we send your custom specifications to the Invisalign laboratory for aligner fabrication. The aligners can be removed for easy cleaning and do not limit the types of foods you can eat. Because they are clear, the aligners are barely noticeable when you smile.