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Mission Statement

divider Wilmington Orthodontics is dedicated to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment to our patients in a professional, compassionate and fun environment. Our goal is to create beautiful smiles and healthy, balanced bites. We use state of the art technology for diagnosis and detail oriented treatment planning. We provide outstanding, individualized care for each of our valued patients. We take pride in educating our patients about their orthodontic treatment and communicate in a comprehensive, responsive and caring manner.
We are passionate about our work and dedicated to the total patient experience.

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. Perlitsh will discuss your concerns to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. We will take x-rays of your teeth, which will be used to create digital 3-D images. From these images, Dr. Perlitsh will map out your treatment plan and tell you the approximate length of treatment.

While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately 12 to 18 months. Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of clear aligners will be created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums. You will begin wearing 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. 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.