Meet Matt!

Matt is a nice guy who is starting dental school this fall! We are really excited for him!

Matt is just starting his Invisalign treatment with Dr. Fryer and we wanted to take you through his process so you can see how easy and effective the Invisalign process can be.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created just for you! These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life.

Step 1. In order to create customized removable aligners, we need to take records to send to the dental lab. Dr. Fryer is one of the ONLY Invisalign doctors in all of Cleveland who can take digital impressions for aligners. The traditional method is to take a series of impressions with goopy impression material to obtain records. That old method is outdated, messy, and uncomfortable for the patient. Dr. Fryer has the latest digital technology that allows him to simply take a series of photos to obtain the same records.

Here’s Sam starting the photo process with Matt.

Because he is starting dental school this fall, Matt has a great interest in all aspects of his treatment planning. Here you can see Matt reviewing some of his photos with Dr. Fryer.

Step 2. All of Matt’s digital records were sent to the Invisalign lab the day they were taken. About a week and a half later, his aligners arrived!

Step 3. Matt returned to pick up his first aligners. Here is a picture of Sam trying in Matt’s first aligner.

Here’s Matt on his way to a straighter smile. He’s wearing the aligners, but you can barely tell! We will continue to update this blog as Matt’s treatment progresses, so check back!



Here’s the latest from Matt and his Invisalign treatment.