Craig R. Smith, DDS

Licensed General Dentist
2803 Bogus Basin Rd, Boise, Idaho 83702

Call: 208-343-1393

Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30-4:00

What is the Treatment Process?

Trio_hires2016How long will treatment take?

  • The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your doctor; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen patient may vary and can be determined by your doctor.


How do I get started with Invisalign?

  • It’s simple — Next make an appointment with our office; we offer free initial consultations. We will help you determine if Invisalign is right for you.


Can my General Dentist complete my Invisalign Treatment?

  • Dr. Craig Smith is a licensed General Dentist.  Dr Smith has been providing orthodontic care to his patients of all ages for over 20 years.  He offers traditional braces as well as Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.  Hundreds of people have already trusted their orthodontic care to Dr. Craig R. Smith. Maybe it’s time you were one of them. For more information please contact our practice.


How often must I wear my aligners?

  • We find that aligners are most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and removed only for eating, brushing and flossing.


How often must I see my Invisalign doctor?

  • We prefer to see our Invisalign patients about every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits is to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.


My doctor mentioned “attachments”. What are they and why would I need them for my Invisalign treatment?

  • Depending on your specific treatment, some of the movements may require either “attachments” or “ridges” to help the aligner grip the teeth. These bumps, or wells, are where the aligner grips the attachment the doctor places on your teeth. The attachments are actually small pieces of enamel-colored composite the doctor affixes to your teeth that are then gripped by bumps on your aligners. The ridges are slim indentations in your aligners. Your doctor will use one or both of these features to attempt to achieve the desired tooth movement.




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