Invisalign®

The alternative to wearing braces for minor tooth movement has been around for more than 12 years. Invisalign treatment consists of a series of aligners that you switch out every two weeks or less. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place.

Invisalign is an orthodontic technique which takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created specifically for you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that Dr. Korne plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just insert a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

Founded in 1997, Invisalign has treated more than 2 million patients worldwide. Invisalign was originally introduced to treat minor cases of spacing and crowding. However, the improvements in CAD-CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) software, aligner materials and innovative tools to more precisely move the teeth has greatly expanded the range of orthodontic problems now treatable with Invisalign.

Dr. Korne's Invisalign Process

​Dr. Korne begins the process with a thorough clinical examination, using digital x-rays and photos to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment. Instead of traditional dental impressions, Dr. Korne uses the iTero 2 intra-oral scanner to obtain a 3- dimensional fingerprint of the teeth. The digital movement “set-up” is then handled by Invisalign’s ClinCheck software.

Invisalign’s ClinCheck software is like the DNA of the treatment: it enables Dr. Korne to determine the programmed movement of the teeth from start to finish. Dr. Korne uses his knowledge and experience to move your teeth into an aesthetic, functional and stable position based on your individual situation. It is because of the proper manipulation of this software that Dr. Korne is able to achieve excellent results with Invisalign.

After the ClinCheck set-up is approved, the aligners are manufactured and delivered. You will be given clear instructions on how to wear the aligners and will be seen every 6-8 weeks to monitor tooth movement. At the end of treatment, Dr. Korne will provide retainers to stabilize the teeth so that the surrounding bone and soft tissues can conform to the new alignment.​

Invisalign, ClinCheck and iTero are registered trademarks of Align Technology, Inc.