Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, you can view your complete treatment plan based on your prescription, so you will see what your teeth will look like when they are straightened.
A series of clear plastic aligners are custom-made for your teeth. Each aligner is worn for approximately 1-2 weeks for 20-22 hours each day before being replaced by the next in the series to gradually and gently reposition your teeth.
Your dentist will monitor your progress every 4-6 weeks. Following the completion of your treatment, you will be given a retainer to wear to ensure your teeth do not relapse to their former position.
There is an initial adjustment period, but once you become accustomed to wearing them, they should not affect your speech.
You may experience minor discomfort each time you insert a new aligner. This is normal and typically described as a feeling of pressure. This means the aligners are working. The discomfort subsides within a couple of days and can be alleviated with OTC pain relievers.