What is Invisalign®
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods while brushing and flossing to keep your teeth and gums healthy. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
Is Dr.Rocha Experienced With the Invisalign System?
Our office is proud to announce that Dr. Rocha has extensive experience treating patients of all ages, starting as young as 7 years old! Dr. Rocha attended a rigorous post graduate residency program that has one of the strongest Invisalign programs, being taught under orthodontists who helped create Invisalign! Dr. Rocha introduced the Itero 3-D digital model scanner to Valley orthodontics, which will allow in office scans of patients teeth. No more messy, uncomfortable dental impressions or visits to the lab for digital scans!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign utilizes 3-D computer imaging technology to transform impressions of your teeth into a series of customized plastic aligners.
Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks. They are removed only to eat, brush, and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they reach the final alignment that Dr. Rocha has prescribed.
The number of aligners you wear depends on the severity of crowding or spacing you have.
Is Invisalign Right For Me?Invisalign has been proven effective for adults, teenagers, and even children in clinical research and practices nationwide. Dr. Rocha can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. You can obtain more information at Invisalign’s website, www.invisalign.com.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?At Valley Orthodontics, Invisalign costs the same as traditional braces. We want to help our patients choose the treatment that is right for them.
What Do I Need to Get Started?At your inial appointment we will discuss your concerns and determine a treatment plan that is right for you. Next, an appointment for your 3D Invisalign scan can be scheduled as soon as possible. After the 3D scan of your teeth is taken, the file is sent to Invisalign. Working with Invisalign, Dr. Valley determines how your finished result will be accomplished. Once the treatment plan is finalized, the aligners are fabricated and shipped and we can get started.
How Often Will I Need to Be Seen For Appointments?Each aligner tray set is worn for approximately two weeks. Dr. Rocha will give you 3 to 4 sets at a time, so generally appointments are every 6 to 8 weeks.