How It Works

How It Works:

How It Works:

Step One

Schedule your FREE scan at one of our convenient locations. Our smile tech will be happy to answer all your questions and get you on your way to a smile you’ll love. 

Step Two

After Dr. Cronin has reviewed your treatment plan we will meet with you for your consultation. At this appointment you will be able to view the 3D rendering of your teeth as they will move throughout treatment. 

Once you approve your treatment plan, we can take payment and order your aligners!

Step Three

Your clear aligners are mailed straight to your door! No need for monthly visits! Some patients do require additional visits into our office but this is on a case by case basis and you will know how many at the time of your consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The treatment involves wearing clear, plastic trays that are custom-designed for your mouth. On day-one customers receive all aligner trays to be used throughout the treatment plan. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by the dental lab we work with and then reviewed and approved by Dr. Cronin. You’ll begin wearing a new set of aligners as directed by your prescribed treatment plan, typically every two weeks, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. Learn more about clear aligners.

Our dental assistants use a highly accurate 3D intraoral scanner to capture a digital map of your smile, including your teeth and gum lines. This 3D image helps us determine if our aligners are a fit for your smile and allows our lab to work with the doctor overseeing your case in creating your personalized treatment plan.

Fixing crowding or spacing changes your bite. To keep the bite correct, the doctors in our network recommend treating the other arch, too. If you’re correcting crowding in one arch, you have to widen the shape of the opposing teeth to match or the bite can be affected. The same principal is true for correcting spacing in your teeth. As gaps are closed, the shape of the arch changes. The arches need to be symmetrical to ensure a good bite, so the bottom teeth may need to be adjusted, even if you’re primarily concerned with a gap in only one arch. Not only can ignoring the opposing arch cause issues with the bite, it can also result in dental relapse.