While many people associate orthodontic treatments with cosmetics, the fact is straightening teeth actually provides many benefits to long-term oral health. Unfortunately, many people avoid pursuing treatment largely because they don’t want to wear metal brackets and wires in their mouth for years at a time. That’s where Invisalign comes in. Instead of using metal hardware, you can easily straighten teeth affected by mild to moderate levels of misalignment. To see if Invisalign is right for you, give the dentists at Texas Dentistry a call!
The way Invisalign works is relatively simple once you have your trays created. Each pair of aligners is designed to represent a different stage of your treatment. Once we’ve completed your consultation, captured detailed images of your current smile, and created your Invisalign series, you’ll wear each pair of aligners for a set period of time, typically about two weeks. These need to be worn for at least 22 hours per day and should only be removed to eat, drink, or practice daily oral care. You’ll come back to our office once every six weeks so we can confirm the aligners are shifting teeth as planned. After you complete treatment, you’ll wear a retainer to ensure that your teeth stay in place following realignment.
The length of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on the complexity of your needs. It can also depend on how well you stick to your regimen of wearing the aligners. If you stay compliant and wear the trays as intended, you can expect your treatment to take between 8 and 12 months. This is still significantly less time than what would be needed from metal braces, which can take a minimum of two years to provide results.
When it comes down to the benefits, Invisalign has something for everyone. Consider them below:
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