Does Invisalign Work?

Watch your teeth change right before your eyes.

One of the benefits of Invisalign is that you can watch your teeth change right before your eyes. And no one will know how you did it unless you tell them. Here\u2019s how it works:

1. Your doctor evaluates you to assess how Invisalign can be used to improve your smile. Impressions and photos of your teeth are taken.

2. A CT scan (Computed Tomography or CAT scan), is made from your dental impressions. The CT scan produces an extremely accurate, 3-dimensional digital model of your teeth.


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3. Invisalign's proprietary CAD (Computer Aided Design) software is then used to simulate the movement of your teeth during treatment.


4. Your doctor reviews, modifies, and approves the treatment plan before the aligners can be made.

5. Invisalign then uses advanced stereolithography (SLA) technology to build precise molds of your teeth at each stage of your treatment.


6. Your set of custom aligners are made from these models and sent to your doctor's office.

7. You'll wear each aligner for about two weeks. Your doctor will monitor your progress along the way until your treatment is complete.