Here’s How Long it Takes to Straighten Your Teeth.
The exact timeline for each Invisalign treatment is different because of the different starting points of each patient’s teeth. We’ll explore the differences in the Invisalign timeline, how long it takes before you start seeing results, and how it compares to other orthodontic treatments.
Invisalign Treatment Timeline
✓ The length of your Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your case. Generally speaking, Invisalign treatments take anywhere between 12 and 18 months to complete.
✓ During your first consultation with us, your Invisalign provider will thoroughly examine and create a personalized treatment plan with the appropriate timeline.
✓ During each check-up, you’ll be given a series of aligners to wear until the next treatment.
✓ You’ll need to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next one.
✓ Your timeline will depend on various factors. These include the complexity of your case, the need for attachments, and your compliance with the treatment plan.
✓ The more complex your case, the longer your treatment can take. It is hard to say how complex a case is without being looked at by a professional.
✓ Attachments are small dots of composite material bonded to the teeth to anchor the clear aligners, and their presence will ideally aid in how well and how quickly teeth move into alignment.
✓ Treatment time can change depending on how much attachment material is needed.
✓ Finally, if you don’t comply with the rules of wearing Invisalign daily, this can throw the entire treatment off track and take longer.
When Will the Results be Visible?
✓ Your Invisalign provider will provide you with 3D timelapse images of your mouth that show how and when your teeth will move. This visual perk is motivating when you realize just how amazing the results can be.
✓ The speed at which your specific alignment will become visible depends on many factors, including your jaw shape, the condition of your gums, genetics, and compliance.
✓ Some patients start seeing results in as little as a few weeks, while others take up to three months before the first results become visible.
✓ If you feel like nothing is happening, you can ask about which teeth in your Invisalign plan will be the most obvious and track their movement.
Other Invisalign Time Commitments
✓ The more you follow the instructions of your Invisalign provider, the better, faster, and more successful the treatment will be.
✓ Trays must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day.
✓ You have to swap out your current aligners for new ones every two weeks and then get a new set of aligners from your provider every six to eight weeks.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
✓ Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment times are typically shorter.
✓ Traditional braces can take anywhere from 18 months to 3 years to complete, depending on the severity of the case.
✓ In addition, Invisalign is generally more comfortable to wear than traditional braces and comes with the convenience of being removable.
✓ You can take them out when you eat or brush your teeth, making them a more practical choice for many people.
✓ However, compliance is a common issue, which can lengthen the system’s overall time.
What to do next?
If you are interested in Invisalign & Clear Teeth Aligners to have book your free consultation at BrightCrafts Dental․
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