The Invisalign system is the clear way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you've always wanted.

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Virtually Invisible

Since Invisalign is virtually invisible, chances are no one will even notice anything is different; until your new smile is revealed, of course.

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You can remove Invisalign aligners to brush and floss regularly, keep your teeth and gums healthy, and occasionally to enjoy a special night out.

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Picture Perfect Smile

With Invisalign, it’s easy to make your smile picture-perfect for those special occasions when the cameras don't stop rolling!

Using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for 1 week before being replaced by the next in the series until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by our team of doctors based on your specific needs.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are clear; no one should even notice that you’re wearing braces, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment simply by removing the aligners when you eat. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign does not use metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth. In addition, you’ll spend less time in the doctor’s chair and scheduling appointments, and more time out doing the things you love. Lastly, Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start your treatment so that you can preview how your straight teeth will look once your treatment is complete.

The Invisalign Process

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Step 1: Complimentary Consultation
You will meet with our Treatment Coordinator and our team of doctors to evaluate your concerns and determine the best possible treatment plan for you.

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Step 2: The Records
We will take an X-ray, photos, and 3-D Scan (or impressions) of your teeth. Then send a detailed prescription that will help set up your individual case.

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Step 3: Invisalign makes your aligners
Invisalign uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to manufacture custom-made aligners from either your 3-D scan or your impressions. The number of aligners will vary depending on the severity of your case and your individual treatment plan.

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Step 4: Wear your aligners
Canandaigua Smiles Orthodontics will give you several sets of aligners that will be worn between 10 - 14 days per set. In some cases, you may need to wear elastics to help correct your bite.

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Step 5: You've Finished Treatment!
Once your beautiful new smile has been completed, we will provide two sets of clear retainers to maintain your teeth in their new position. These retainers should be worn for the remainder of your life (at night) to keep your new smile looking beautiful.

For more information on our services, scheduling your first appointment, insurance options or financial information, get in touch with Canandaigua Smiles by phone at 585-394-4058, or via email by filling out the short contact form on our website.