First, we make a 3D model of your mouth. This model gives us a good idea of what the end result is going to look like. It also shows us all the steps we’ll be taking along the way.
We spend quite a bit of time talking with patients about this model. We look at the end result and ask them if that’s what they’re looking for, and if it will make them happy. If not, we spend a long time modifying and adjusting the model to make sure patients like the end results.
Once they do, we use this information to create a series of custom-built alignment trays. Patients wear these trays for two weeks at a time, in order, for at least 22 hours a day. The teeth are slowly brought into alignment over time.