How long before your first tray?

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Sweettooth1118
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How long before your first tray?

#1 Post by Sweettooth1118 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:32 pm

Hi I'm new to the invisalign world and I was just wondering after your impressions are taken how long before you get the trays ? Ive been hearing between 4 to 6 weeks ... Just a little anxious

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Re: How long before your first tray?

#2 Post by wildcat03 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:57 am

It was 3 weeks to the day for me. My orthodontist does a fairly high volume of invisalign, though, so his may go through faster, and he's experienced in making the treatment plan for it.

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Re: How long before your first tray?

#3 Post by ParkAveOrthod » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:06 am

4 weeks is about right :D

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#4 Post by Sweettooth1118 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:44 pm

Thanks :tingrin:

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#5 Post by xtina81 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:01 am

About 3 weeks!
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#6 Post by Greenman » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:33 pm

Six weeks if you live outside the US.
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Re: How long before your first tray?

#7 Post by sweetcynic » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:20 pm

my office said 3 to 6 weeks, hoping it's closer to 3... ironic that I spent years considering whether to do this and am now having difficulty waiting a few weeks to get started.

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Re: How long before your first tray?

#8 Post by Trixsta » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:12 am

I have my appointment for my fitting six weeks after my impressions were taken (I am in Australia)

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#9 Post by Lucascsula » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:05 pm

Took 3 weeks. =)

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#10 Post by JillianElizabeth » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:55 am

My office quoted 6-8 weeks!

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Re: How long before your first tray?

#11 Post by freysmiles » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:48 pm

If you had your aligners fabricated using the PVS impressions (the old fashioned way), you are probably looking at about 5 weeks.

However, many orthodontists now have iTero a digital scanner for your teeth, which beams digital models of your teeth straight to Align and gets your treatment started sooner. With the digital scan you can get your treatment started in as little time as 10 days (though some doctors may have you back later to devote more time to your digital treatment plan). Additionally, iTero scans will produce a better fit of your aligners than your traditional impressions and save you from having to go through the goopy gaggy process of impressions. We have been using ours for hundreds of patients so far and it has been awesome. If you are looking for a doctor who has one, just look for the iTero icon on the Invisalign doctor locator on their website.
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Re: How long before your first tray?

#12 Post by mlblair502 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:56 pm

I had the old fashioned impressions and mine took 3 weeks.

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Re: How long before your first tray?

#13 Post by Valiere » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:20 pm

My office said a whopping 5-6 weeks. These things better fit like a dream.

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Re: How long before your first tray?

#14 Post by k80 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:27 am

I got mine in TWO! They told me 4-6 weeks, but also told me I'd come in the DAY they were sending a package out, so I might get mine a little earlier. I waited and waited. Called at 2.5 weeks because I was about to die to get them! And they told me, "Oh yeah, they've been here since FRIDAY!" What! :)

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