The Invisalign® Process

Drs. Ryan and Charles Wait use Invisalign clear aligners to create beautiful smiles for adults in Fountain Hills and Scottsdale, AZ!

Invisalign is a modern, “braceless” alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign technology uses a series of custom-made clear aligners to straighten teeth and align the bite efficiently and comfortably.

No matter the complexity or simplicity of your case, our orthodontists are highly experienced in treating cases with advanced technologies, like Invisalign. We even print an alternative brand of clear aligners in-house with our very own 3D printer.

We offer shorter Invisalign treatment for esthetics, complex treatment plans for surgery cases, and everything in between.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is invisible: Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable when they’re in place! No matter the type of lifestyle you live, you can go about your social and professional life confidently while undergoing Invisalign treatment. 

Invisalign is comfortable to wear: Your Invisalign clear aligners will have smooth, rounded edges, specially-designed to fit comfortably in your mouth without causing irritation.

Invisalign is customized just for you: Your Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you and only you. Our orthodontists use the iTero® digital scanner to create 3D models of your teeth and bite in only a few minutes. These digital models are then used to custom-design each aligner so that it fits perfectly in your mouth, and over time, moves your teeth into their beautiful new formation.

Invisalign is removable: You can remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush your teeth and floss. You can remove your aligners for special occasions too! You won’t have any dietary restrictions and your favorite foods are still on the table. There’s no need to change your lifestyle with Invisalign; Invisalign accommodates you.

Invisalign is effective: Most people start to notice a significant difference only a few weeks into their treatment process! Most treatments are completed within one year, but this can vary depending on the severity of your condition and your diligence in wearing your aligners as instructed.

How does Invisalign work?

You’ll begin your Invisalign process in-person at one of our offices in Fountain Hills or Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Your Invisalign aligners will come in sets, with one custom-designed clear aligner tray for the top teeth and another tray for the bottom teeth. These clear aligners are made of BPA-free, high-quality, flexible plastic with SmartTrack® material designed exclusively for Invisalign. 

The same day you visit us for your complimentary consultation, you can get your digital impression scans taken and begin your journey.

You’ll wear each set of aligners for two weeks, at least 20 to 22 hours a day. After two weeks, you’ll switch your aligners out with the next set. Each set of aligners is custom-made to move your teeth one step closer to their beautiful end position.

Over time, you’ll notice changes in the alignment of your teeth and in just a few months, you’ll notice a progressively straighter, healthier smile!

Is Invisalign better than at-home (DIY) clear aligners?

Yes, doctor-monitored treatment is always the safer option. Treatment with at-home clear aligners is risky and has been known to result in irreparable damage. 

With DIY clear aligner treatment, you don’t receive an initial exam from a certified orthodontist. Creating a treatment plan without performing a thorough exam can lead to a number of problems. If you have an underlying condition that isn’t considered in your treatment plan, this can worsen the problem or create an entirely new problem. 

During your Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist may make some adjustments to your personalized treatment plan based on your progress. This ensures that you achieve the greatest results in the shortest amount of time. With DIY aligners, you won’t have a doctor monitoring your progress to make any necessary adjustments.

At-home clear aligner treatment is risky and oftentimes more expensive than professional Invisalign treatment at Wait Orthodontics! Don’t take a risk on your smile. Go with the safe, reliable option that won’t leave your results to chance.

Still have questions about Invisalign

We are a family orthodontist here to answer your questions and discuss your options! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. 

Drs. Ryan and Charles Wait and our experienced team are here to guide you, so you can experience a positive treatment process while achieving the perfect smile.

Ready to get started? Request your complimentary consultation at one of our convenient locations in Scottsdale or Fountain Hills, Arizona, today!