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While the Invisalign procedure is high-tech and involves behind-the-scenes planning and expertise on the part of Dr. Gutierrez or Dr. Devoti, for the patient, it’s actually a breeze. Here’s a breakdown of the teeth-straightening process with the innovative clear aligner system:

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Step 1
Your Consultation

You’ll swing by for a complimentary consultation at our Manhattan Beach dental office. Dr. Gutierrez or Dr. Devoti will examine your mouth, chat with you about your goals and needs and let you know if you’re a good candidate for the treatment. Of course, we’ll answer any questions you may have and let you know what to expect during the process.

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Step 2
Make a Digital 3D Image of Your Mouth

This is the fun part. We take digital impressions (no gagging on putty!) with our iTero Element Scanner as well as digital x-rays and pictures of your teeth. We can then create a detailed, 3D model of your mouth, which your doctor will use to specify the exact movements of your teeth. We’ll even be able to show you what your smile will look like at the end of treatment with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator.

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Step 3
Receive Your Custom Aligners

Invisalign will create custom aligners based on the movements prescribed by Dr. Gutierrez or Dr. Devoti. Thanks to that 3D model, they’ll be a perfect fit. Crafted from clear, smooth, BPA-free plastic, they’ll slip right over your teeth and most people won’t notice them. You’ll wear them for approximately 20 to 22 hours each day, taking them out to brush and floss your teeth and to eat.

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Step 4
Wear New Aligners Every Two Weeks

About once every two weeks, you’ll swap out your current aligners for a new set. As you make your way through your series of aligner trays, your teeth move a little closer to their ideal positions. While Invisalign doesn’t require any adjustments like braces, you’ll still come in for the occasional checkup so we can ensure everything is on track.

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Step 5
Reveal Your New Smile

Congrats! You completed treatment. Now, toss that final set of aligners and show off your gorgeous, healthy smile. We can create a custom retainer for you to ensure your results last a lifetime.

Achieve a healthy, beautiful smile without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Find out if Invisalign treatment is right for you.
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