Dr. Heck and her staff began taking Invisalign classes almost 15 years ago. They have also taken the advanced Invisalign classes.
The technique involves a series of aligners. These aligners are clear plastic appliances that cover the teeth completely. These are forn for three weeks at a time, and a case can include as few as 6-8 pairs of aligners, or as many as 30 pairs of aligners. Each set of aligners changes the position of the teeth until they are in an ideal position, as well as ideal occlusion. This can take anywhere from 6-24 months depending on the severity of the case. Aligners are not appropriate treatment for all malocclusion cases, but depending on the individual case, we have had great success straightening teeth with invisible aligners.