What Is the Process of Getting Fitted for Custom Clear Aligners?

Gone are the days of changing your diet or your lifestyle just because of your orthodontic treatment. At Bowen Family Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer our patients Invisalign. This new kid on the block puts your journey to a new smile back in your hands for you to control. But what does getting aligners at our office look like? Let’s break down the process of getting fitted for your custom clear aligners.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners represent a huge shift in orthodontic technology, offering solutions for a range of alignment issues, from simple cosmetic adjustments to more complex dental problems. 

These aligners are custom-crafted from SmartTrack material, which is known for their flexibility and durability. They are specifically built to provide a balance between controlled force and enough give to ensure your comfort. 

Using this advanced material, Invisalign aligners create a smoother and more predictable path to your perfect smile with less discomfort than traditional braces. Plus, using a clear material means you can go through treatment without anyone knowing.

What Makes Invisalign Special?

Beyond their less noticeable appearance, Invisalign aligners offer convenience and confidence that traditional braces can’t match. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign trays are removable, allowing for easier cleaning and eating. As long as you wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day, your smile will stay on track.

This combination of functionality, aesthetics, and lifestyle flexibility makes Invisalign a preferred choice for adults and teens who seek treatment that fits into their busy lives.

Your First Steps

Your journey to a straighter smile begins with your free consultation at our office. This visit lets us fully assess your orthodontic needs and discuss the potential for Invisalign to address your specific conditions. 

We encourage you to bring a list of questions and any relevant dental records that can help us craft a more detailed treatment plan. During this time, our team will also take the opportunity to introduce you to the technologies we use so you’ll understand what your treatment will entail.

What Is the Process of Getting Fitted for Custom Clear Aligners?

Crafting Your Smile Plan

Once we decide to proceed with Invisalign, we’ll use cutting-edge X-ray and scanning technology to map out the precise movement of your teeth throughout the treatment. This planning phase is key as it lays the foundation for your custom aligners and each adjustment phase. 

With our advanced software, we can predict how your teeth will move with each set of aligners and provide a clear visual representation of your treatment timeline and expected outcomes.

Building Your Aligners

At Bowen Family Orthodontics, we prioritize your health and safety by using only the highest quality, biocompatible materials to make your aligners. These materials are durable and specifically chosen to reduce irritation and allergic reactions. 

Each aligner is crafted to follow the unique contours of your teeth, so you’ll have a precise fit that boosts both comfort and effectiveness in shifting your teeth into their correct positions.

Smooth Sailing with Support

You can count on continuous support from our team throughout your Invisalign treatment. Regular check-ins let us monitor your progress and adjust the aligners as needed. We offer flexible scheduling for these appointments to accommodate your lifestyle and make sure that each visit is as informative and reassuring as possible. 

Our patient support extends beyond in-person visits—we provide resources and tools online to help you manage your treatment effectively at home.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

At Bowen Family Orthodontics, we’ve seen our share of Invisalign patients and the successes of their treatments. We’ve also heard a lot of questions and have collected some of our most common ones for you to read below.


Q: How effective is Invisalign compared to traditional braces?

A: Invisalign uses advanced 3D imaging technology to make a personalized treatment plan for each patient, which can be as effective as traditional braces for many common dental alignment issues. The effectiveness largely depends on the complexity of the case and your compliance with wearing the aligners as prescribed.


Q: What is the typical duration for Invisalign treatment?

A: The duration of your Invisalign treatment varies depending on your dental needs but generally ranges from 12 to 18 months. During your consultation, we can provide a more precise timeline based on your specific conditions.


Q: How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

A: Caring for your Invisalign aligners involves rinsing them under lukewarm water and brushing them gently with a toothbrush and clear, unscented soap. It’s important to avoid hot water as it can warp the plastic. Regular cleaning prevents the buildup of bacteria and staining.


Q: Are there any dietary restrictions with Invisalign?

A: One of the best advantages of Invisalign is that there are no dietary restrictions. You can remove your aligners to eat and drink whatever you like. Just make sure you brush your teeth before reinserting the aligners to maintain optimal oral hygiene.


Q: How much does Invisalign cost, and is it covered by insurance?

A: The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary, similar to traditional braces, depending on the complexity and duration of the treatment. Many insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would other orthodontic treatments. We can help you understand your coverage during your consultation.

What Is the Process of Getting Fitted for Custom Clear Aligners?

Getting Started At Bowen Family Orthodontics

A great smile doesn’t just happen overnight. At Bowen Family Orthodontics, we’re here to support you on your path to a new smile with Invisalign. If you’re interested in these clear and powerful smile-changers, reach out to us in Mullica Hill! Call or schedule your free consultation today!