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Are you interested in aligning your smile with Invisalign® in Flagstaff, Arizona? If so, good for you! Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. To help you know a little more about the treatment process, our orthodontist, Dr. Jacob Spendlove, is happy to tell you the steps involved.

First, our orthodontic team will create a digital model of your teeth. This involves taking pictures of your teeth and creating the impression on the computer. Back in the day, this was done by taking a mold of the teeth, which involved using “goop” and a mouth tray. The new process is cleaner and, in fact, more accurate.

Second, your orthodontist will modify the digital model to represent the desired smile outcome. This is a very important step because your orthodontist will use biology and physics to create your perfect smile. Also, he will implement your treatment plan and diagnosis and create the smile that is right for you.

Third, your orthodontist will send the information for the manufacturing of the aligners to the Invisalign lab. The laboratory technicians will use the information to make a series of trays that will gently and successfully move your teeth step by step. Each aligner will bring your smile to the ideal alignment. You will start with the first aligner once it’s ready. Then, you will visit our office every couple of weeks, depending on what your orthodontist recommends, and switch your old aligner for a new one.

If you have any questions about the Invisalign process or if you’re interested in knowing more, please reach out to our orthodontic office, Orthodontics, Inc., by dialing (928) 774-0881. We look forward to helping you!