Invisalign is a great option for many teens and adults who want straighter smiles. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign’s clear aligners are almost invisible when you wear them, and the smooth surface will not irritate your lips or cheeks. The length of your treatment time is as individual as you are. Our expert in Invisalign will help you determine how long your treatment experience can be.
Most people who undergo Invisalign will wear their aligners for 12 to 18 months, or about the same time they would have spent in braces. In some cases, Invisalign may even enable you to complete your treatment time faster than with braces since you will be able to change your aligners every two weeks instead of having to wait for an appointment to get your adjustments made. Invisalign Express may be a good choice for patients who have minor problems. Most people who choose this option will have their new smiles in just six months with 10 or fewer stages of aligners.
Although your treatment plan will give you a specific timeline, your treatment experience can also vary based on your participation and actions during treatment. During your treatment, you will be asked to wear your aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day. Wearing them exactly as prescribed can keep your treatment schedule on target. Changing your aligners as directed can also keep your treatment plan on schedule. Contact us today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with our dentist.