For teens and adults with crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth, our Invisalign® clear aligners can offer a solution, addressing the issue and improving overall oral health in the process. But how long will treatment take? In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist looks at the amount of time one can expect to wear these custom aligners.
How Do the Aligners Correct Uneven Smiles?
Basically, the aligners are designed to fit over your teeth in a way similar to a mouthguard. An entire series will be created based on detailed digital images and impressions we take of your mouth. Each set is worn for about two weeks, with the patient upgrading to the next set at that point. Over time, these aligners begin to gently and carefully reposition your teeth and correct overall alignment. They will need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day to see optimal results.
Total Treatment Times
For teens, with smiles still growing and developing, treatment may take about 18 months. Adults often need as little as a year. The amount of time your treatment will take will depend on a number of different factors, including the cause and severity of your misalignment. Whether you wear them daily as the orthodontist recommends also impacts your results as well. By following our directions carefully, you can ensure you see optimal results in the original time frame we discussed.
Benefits of Clear Braces
First, they will be created from a clear acrylic material. This means they don’t cause the gum and cheek irritation often reported with braces, and that they will be barely visible when you wear them. The process requires fewer office visits and appointments than metal braces will, saving you time and money in that respect. You can also remove them before you eat, which means no worries about avoiding certain foods that could become trapped orthodontics or damage them. You also limit your risk of cavities, teeth stains, and gum disease, as you can remove them to thoroughly brush and floss each day, making daily oral healthcare easier to maintain. If you have any questions or concerns about this treatment option, then contact our team today. We would love to perform a consultation and see if this is the right option for you. If so, we can start you on a journey toward a more even smile!
Do You Want to Try Invisalign® in 2020?
We can help you start a brand-new year with a more even and attractive smile using our cosmetic orthodontic treatments. To schedule your consultation and learn more about our clear aligners, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding communities.