How Does Invisalign Work for Your Family?

Have you ever wondered— “How does Invisalign work for my family?” — well, wonder no more. We created this guide for all that you might want to know about this orthodontic treatment. Read below for answers to the following key topics. Please feel free to contact us when you are ready to talk more.

At Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, our doctors have successfully treated more cases with Invisalign than 99% of doctors in all of North America. Because of this, we are the #1 provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen within the state of Indiana. Both Dr. Gorman and Dr. Bunch were selected specifically by Invisalign to teach this orthodontic method to new orthodontic residents and future Invisalign doctors at the Indiana University School of Dentistry.


Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, removable, custom-made appliances. These are called aligners, and they are used to straighten your teeth. Thios, paired with our extensive knowledge of the 100-year-old science of orthodontics, helps us to shift your teeth in incremental steps to the final desired position for a healthier smile.


We begin this invisalign process by first taking a digital scan of your teeth and creating a 3D model. We then create a customized treatment plan around the exact shape of your mouth. Invisalign uses the most advanced of technologies to translate this digital plan into a series of customized aligners that you wear for one week at a time.


Your teeth shift gradually into their new positions as you continually wear and transition your aligners. After about 12-24 months, we will achieve a new and healthier smile.

The Invisalign System

The Aligners

Instead of the wires and brackets used seen with braces, Invisalign straightens teeth with a series of clear, custom-designed, and removable appliances. These are called aligners. The aligners are nearly unnoticeable, and they are created to move your teeth in small increments into the desired final position. Because they are customized to fit your unique orthodontic situation, you wear each aligner for one week — for desired results, you can only take it out to eat, brush and floss.

The Scanner

We use an advanced digital imaging scanner called iTero Element, to create a 3D image of your teeth in just a few minutes. This scan guides us on how to create the customized shape for your aligners

The Software

In the next step, we use software called ClinCheck to design the digital treatment plan directly from your scans. We create the entire plan — from your first set of aligners to your beautiful new smile all by using this advanced software.

The Material

Invisalign aligners are developed with a SmartTrack material. This material is comfortable, transparent, and easy to put in and take out. It has been proven to apply a gentle, comfortable, pressure to your teeth in order to help shift them to the desired position.

The Attachments

We are able to make these complex shifts to the positioning of your teeth without the use of the invasive traditional braces by using Invisalign attachments called SmartForce. These are small, tooth-colored, applications that connect to your teeth during treatment. Your aligners can fit snugly around the Invisalign attachments and this gives your aligners a little something extra to gently push on. Quick Note: These attachments are not necessary in every treatment plan.

The Retainer

Once treatment with your aligners is completed, we form a retainer within our offices so that we can work to keep your smile straight and in place. These retainers are as clear as the aligners, and they maintain a healthy smile without noticing anything over your teeth.

If you are still curious about our product or overall process, feel free to call our office today and ask the front desk for some Invisalign reviews of past patients who can tell you more personal details about their experience with Invisalign.

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