How Does Invisalign Work?
Metal braces just aren’t as appealing as a means of straightening your teeth for the smile you’ve always wanted as they used to be. Invisalign are clear, invisible aligners that discreetly move your teeth into a better, more even position, without giving your peers any idea you’re in the process of beautifying your smile.
Invisalign is a series of clear orthodontic appliances that move your teeth into a better position over time. When one aligner has reached the end of it’s stage, you’ll move on to the next aligner to continue repositioning your teeth. Eventually, you’ll complete the series and your teeth will be straight, and your under or overbite will be corrected. Invisalign can be removed for easier cleaning, brushing, and eating, so they’re more convenient than metal braces and don’t require quite the same amount of attention.
How Long Will Invisalign Take to Straighten My Teeth?
The length of your treatment depends a lot on how far out of position your teeth currently are. Most patients require a series of 25-50 aligners, and with each being used for 2 weeks, that puts total treatment time at 1-2 years. The more adherent you are to wearing your aligners the total number of hours required per day, the more likely you are to complete Invisalign treatment on schedule. Other factors, like your age and tooth composition, can also impact the length of time it takes to straighten your teeth.
In the modern day, people who didn’t have braces during their teen years or haven’t used their retainers properly often wish for straighter teeth but aren’t exactly thrilled about the idea of metal brackets. They can be embarrassing in a professional environment and can impact relationships because they’re so unexpected in adults. Invisalign clear aligners are a fantastically discreet way to straighten your teeth without the upkeep of orthodontic appointments for braces. Only those with the keenest eye for detail will notice the aligners as you wear them.