Initial Consultation

Before beginning your treatment, our dentist will go over what you can expect from the procedure. As Invisalign isn't suited for everyone, they must first also conduct an oral evaluation to see if you are eligible.

Planning Process

If you qualify for Invisalign, our dentist will begin customizing a plan for you. This process includes creating comprehensive 3D digital images of your teeth to show your current condition and what you can expect Invisalign to correct. An alternative to using the 3D images are dental impressions. However, if you opt for 3D imaging, the iTero digital scanning system will provide you with virtual results by showing you the exact movements your teeth need to make and a preview of the outcome.

Invisalign Aligners

As mentioned above, Invisalign consists of a set of transparent aligners. They are typically made from BPA-free, SmartTrack material, meaning the aligners do not contain the toxins many plastic components carry. These aligners can be removed easily, making it extremely convenient to brush and floss your teeth as you usually would.


Although Invisalign aligners are removable, our dentist will recommend wearing them most of day and night. Additionally, they will be replaced frequently by our dentist throughout the treatment. Our staff will assist you in scheduling appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes.


Our dentist will provide you with useful instructions and recommendations on how to clean and take proper care of your aligners. After eating, be sure to brush your teeth, along with the aligners, before reinserting them. This step will reduce the chance of bacteria growth. After you have completed your Invisalign treatment, depending on your specific case, our dentist will most likely recommend wearing a retainer to secure the stability of your teeth in their new position.

Credit and Payment

Our office offers several credit options for the Invisalign procedure, including CareCredit. This method of payment allows you to cover the costs of your treatment without paying out of pocket on the day of service. 

If you're interested in Invisalign, arrange a consultation with our dentist at Affordable Dentistry Today today. Our team believes every smile deserves special treatment! Schedule your appointment by calling our Alton, Illinois, dental office at 618-465-5815.