A comprehensive oral examination is done where a scan and/or impressions are taken. These will be sent to the orthodontic laboratory.
From the scanned images, a digital set up is performed to determine what adjustments may be required on the existing dentition, if any, and the number of aligners necessary.
Composite attachments are bonded to the teeth to locate the aligners and any interproximal adjustments required will be made.
Aligner adjustments are generally made every three weeks. Pending the number of aligners required, this will determine the length of the treatment.
Removal of the composite attachments and provision of any retainers for ongoing wear at night.
NB – Patient Compliance
The aligners must be worn 24/7 and only removed for eating