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150 Weiss Road
Ste. 102
Cottleville, MO 63376

ph. 636.447.2083

The Invisalign Process

The Invisalign process

Whether you’re considering Invisalign treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign.

During your initial consultation, you and Dr. Bauer will discuss your concerns to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. We will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create digital 3-D images. From these images, Dr. Bauer will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment.

Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of clear aligners is created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums. Simply wear your aligners throughout the day and remove them when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place.

While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately 12 to 18 months. You will begin wearing a new set of aligners, approximately every two weeks, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with our office, usually only every six weeks or so.

For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.

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about dr. bauer

Matthew J. Bauer, DMD, MS is an orthodontic specialist, providing the most advanced orthodontic treatment in St. Charles County.

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the right age

Our treatment philosophy centers around insuring that your child's orthodontic care is timed appropriately for their individual needs

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your first vist

On your first visit, we will provide you with an introduction to our office and discuss your orthodontic concerns and goals.

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office tour

We strive to provide a light,fun, warm and welcoming environment. Take a tour of our Cottleville office before you stop by!

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