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Invisalign® is a successful orthodontic treatment that can give you the smile you have always wanted. Because it’s different compared to braces, many people have questions about the treatment. They want to know how things work and how it can help them have the smile they desire. If you’re one of these people, our orthodontist, Dr. Lee A. Mahlmann, is happy to give you the steps involved in treatment.

First, he will create a digital model of the teeth on the computer. This is possible by taking a series of pictures. This process is a lot simpler compared to the old process, which involved using impression “goop” to create a mold of the teeth. The new process is simpler, cleaner, and more accurate.

Second, our orthodontist will modify that digital model to create the perfect smile you want. This will help you see what your teeth will look like in the future. Our orthodontist will use physics, biology, treatment considerations, and the diagnosis to create this model.

Third, he will send the information to the Invisalign laboratory where your custom-designed aligners will be made. The aligners will help you shift your teeth and work toward the smile you want. Once the trays are made, you will come back to our office to receive your first tray. As the treatment progresses, you will come back to our office every once in awhile to get a new tray. Each tray will further push and move your teeth.

For more information and details about Invisalign treatment in Richmond, Texas, please contact Lee A. Mahlmann, DDS, MS, Inc. at 281-342-6311 at your earliest convenience. Our orthodontic team is here to assist you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions!