If Dr. Piorkowski decides you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, the next step involves taking digital impressions of the teeth so we can create a 3D model of your future smile. The digital images are sent to the lab that will be creating your aligner trays. These will be shipped to our office, and you will receive your first set with instructions on how to wear and take care of your aligners. You will receive a new set of trays every couple of weeks as the teeth start to shift into their new position. This is why it is so important for you to wear your aligners for several hours of the day. For many patients, the Invisalign® treatment process can take less than a year.