How long before I start to see results with Invisalign?

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Invisalign is becoming an increasingly popular method for straightening teeth. This is because Invisalign is convenient, comfortable, and inconspicuous. Those receiving Invisalign treatment tend to have many questions as this form of orthodontic care is different from what most people are used to.

When it comes to noticing results, the rate at which patients see improvement can vary due to factors like tooth positioning or whether one has had orthodontic treatment in the past. Our orthodontist offers consultations for those who would like to straighten their smiles with Invisalign. If Invisalign is not right for your needs, our practice has many other treatment options available.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works the same way that other types of braces do – by applying consistent yet gentle pressure to teeth to force movement. The difference with Invisalign, however, is what Invisalign is made from when compared to conventional orthodontia. Invisalign is made from clear plastic so that people can enjoy very discreet and comfortable treatment. Patients will simply wear custom appliances called aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Every two weeks, a person in treatment will receive a new set of custom aligners, which are made to accommodate new tooth movement yet tight enough to maintain progress.

What makes Invisalign unique to other braces?

Invisalign is unique for a few reasons. The appearance of Invisalign is obviously unique since clear braces are less conspicuous than metal and wire braces. Moreover, aligners do not rely on fixed orthodontic appliances to generate tooth movement. Instead, custom made aligners fit teeth snuggly enough to generate movement that will de-rotate teeth, close gaps, and position teeth upright. Since aligners are removable, people can clean their teeth and eat all kinds of foods without difficulty. This is a major advantage to folks since many have difficulty brushing and flossing thoroughly with fixed oral appliances in the way.

Our orthodontists are currently accepting new patients. Call us today to reserve a consultation.