Do you dream of having a beautiful smile? Everyone wants to have perfectly straight teeth and a smile they're proud of. But the idea of having to wear braces for years to get straight teeth can cause your smile to disappear quickly. If you're interested in learning more about Invisalign, book an appointment with our Invisalign expert, Dr. Destine.
It offers comprehensive smile evaluations to determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you. With Invisalign technology, Dr. Destine determines his personal step-by-step Invisalign plan to achieve aligned teeth, then the Invisalign lab develops his first set of alignment trays. Wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day, taking them out only to clean your teeth and when you eat and drink anything other than water. Follow our team's guidelines on how to care for and clean your aligners, as well as how often you should change them. During treatment with Invisalign, expect to visit our office every four to six weeks to see Dr.
It makes sure your teeth move as planned and answers any questions you have. Your aligned smile takes an average of 12 to 18 months, as long as you follow Dr. Destine's instructions and use your aligners regularly. Destine can recommend a retainer to help keep your teeth aligned once you have your new straight smile. They also prevent extra plaque from getting trapped between the teeth and gums.
Many people start seeing initial results within two to three months. However, the actual time of use of Invisalign depends on several factors. Invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth without the hassle or discomfort of traditional metal braces. An Invisalign treatment cycle lasts 12 months for most adults, although the actual time will vary from person to person. Many people start to see a difference in their teeth two to three months after starting to use the aligners. Invisalign is gaining popularity as an orthodontic treatment. People like the almost invisible aligners and that the trays can be removed to eat. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for how long it will take for Invisalign to straighten your teeth.
For simple cases, treatment can be completed in as little as six months. In most cases, Invisalign takes 12 to 18 months. For more complex cases, which may include crowded teeth, treatment can take up to 24 months or even longer. Some cases are too complicated for Invisalign to be effective and the orthodontist may suggest traditional braces or another treatment option. No treatment is the same, since everyone's teeth are different. It's not uncommon to see an adolescent's Invisalign treatment last longer than an adult's treatment.
Many patients don't realize that Invisalign trays must be used 20 to 22 hours a day to be effective. If you don't notice any changes after the first five months of Invisalign, schedule a follow-up appointment with your orthodontist. Moore will examine your mouth to determine if anything delays the expected results. Your orthodontist or dentist will provide you with an estimate of how long your Invisalign treatment will last during your initial consultation. The exact amount of time it will take for Invisalign aligners to straighten your teeth will vary from person to person. They may recommend the use of other treatments together with Invisalign, or they may suggest that you do not use Invisalign at all during your treatment. For many patients, this means using a retainer to prevent teeth from returning to their original position. In conclusion, on average it takes between 12 and 18 months for Invisalign to fully straighten your teeth.
However, the individual treatment schedule depends on the severity of your case, the desired outcomes, and compliance with the treatment plan described by your orthodontist.