First, you would come in for a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate. Conditions such as active tooth decay, gum disease, or severely crooked teeth may rule you out as a candidate unless you get these issues treated first.
Then, a combination of photos and intraoral scans can be taken for impressions. An x-ray can also be taken but is not necessary in all cases. These scans are sent to the Sure Smile dental lab and they use the 3D model to map out how your teeth are aligned and fit together.
Expert technicians can then determine exactly how the teeth (or jaw) will need to shift progressively and what the final result will look like. Once the treatment plan has been approved, the aligners will be designed and manufactured with Essix material.
Depending on your case, you may or may not need composite resin attachments bonded to your teeth. Finally, it’s time to receive your aligners and get started on your orthodontic treatment! You will switch out your aligners for a new set every 2 weeks.