Getting Started!

Once you decide to improve your smile, the rest is easy.

Ready to take the first step? Then getting started with treatment couldn't be easier. In fact, you can be on your way to straighter teeth and a beautiful smile within weeks of visiting your orthodontist or dentist.

Straighten Teeth with InvisalignStep 1: Visit your experienced orthodontist or dentist

During this first step, you will need to make an appointment with Dr. Medina Jr. During the initial visit, your dentist will help you decide on your course of treatment. Your doctor will take bite impressions of your teeth and will send these to Invisalign for processing.

Step 2: Invisalign® makes your alignersStraighten Teeth with Invisalign

Invisalign® uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to transform your bite impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. On average, the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30.

Clear BracesStep 3: You receive your aligners in a few weeks.

During your next visit to your orthodontist or dentist, you will receive your first set aligners. Dr. Medina Jr. will most likely give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your next visit.

Step 4: You wear your aligners.Invisible Braces

You'll wear each set of aligners day and night for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. A typical patient completes their treatment in about a year. You'll visit your dentist only about every month or two to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

Straight Teeth from InvisalignStep 5: You've finished treatment!

Congratulations! When you're finished wearing each aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have the beautiful smile you've always wanted.