How Long Should Invisalign® Treatment Last?
One of the most popular aspects of Invisalign® orthordontics is that it produces positive orthodontic results in less time than traditional metal braces. The actual timeframe for how long Invisalign treatment will last will vary by patient. During your consultation with Dr. Camelia Cooper and the team at Sweet Tooth Dental Loft in Frisco, TX, we can review your teeth and give you an estimation on long your treatment will last, and what you can expect from your treatment.
You can expect to spend about 6 – 18 months on an Invisalign treatment plan. Every patient has unique tooth realignment needs, so our dentists can prepare dental trays to fit your specific needs.
How long will I need to wear Invisalign aligners each day?
For the best results, you’ll need to wear your aligners for most of the day during Invisalign treatment. It’s ok to remove your aligners when you are eating or drinking, but quickly return them when you are through. It’s also important to brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in your mouth.
The clear plastic aligners apply gentle pressure on your teeth over time to help move them into their correct spots. The process won’t be as effective if you frequently remove the dental aligners out of your mouth longer than necessary, which can delay your results.
Invisalign aligners are easier to manage
A great benefit of the Invisalign system at Sweet Tooth Dental Loft in Frisco, TX is how easy it is for you and our dentists to manage the whole process. Dr. Cooper can complete regular reviews of your teeth to see how well the Invisalign treatment process is working and if any adjustments need to be made.
You can expect to replace your aligners with new ones every few weeks. This produces more predictable results that are easier to control, and we can adjust the process based on how your teeth respond. It is also easier to create new aligners than it is to tighten and adjust regular braces, plus you’ll feel less pain and soreness as well.
Proper care is critical for success
Just like with all oral hygiene, you’ll still need to properly care for your Invisalign aligners to ensure you achieve positive results. You can clean your aligners each day to help your teeth remain healthy, and your aligners must also stay in the proper storage tray when not in use. The materials used in these aligners are sturdy, but they can still crack and break if you’re not careful.
Reach out to us today to get started with the Invisalign treatment process
Invisalign treatment is an effective and innovative orthodontic technique that can improve your smile in less time than traditional braces. Plus, they are almost undetectable when you are wearing them. Dr. Camelia Cooper and the dental team at Sweet Tooth Dental Loft in Frisco, TX can explain more about how the Invisalign treatment process can work for your orthodontic needs. Visit our office in Frisco, TX today to discover more about the great benefits of Invisalign treatment and how we can serve all of your dental needs.