Invisalign Treatment Time – Natick, MA
Get a Straight Smile in Less Time
Invisalign in Natick is a preferred orthodontic system for adults because it is nearly Invisible. Its discreet appearance is one reason 6 million people have already used it to align their teeth. Another appealing feature is the fact it offers quicker results than metal braces. Although the average treatment only takes 12 months, there are several factors that influence the duration of your treatment. Dr. Papageorgiou will explain the treatment process and how long you can expect it to take.
How Long will Invisalign Take?
The duration of your treatment depends on your individual orthodontic needs and how well you follow your treatment plan. People who have complex cases will need more aligners. As a result, their treatment will take longer than someone who only has minor alignment issues.
You will need to wear each aligner in the series for at least 22 hours per day. You will switch to a new aligner every 1 to 2 weeks depending on Dr. Papageoriou’s treatment plan. If you do not wear your aligners long enough or switch to a new one on time, it can add delays to your expected treatment completion.
Can I Make My Treatment Go Faster?
Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to shorten your treatment time, but there are several things you can do to ensure nothing causes it to take longer than expected, such as:
- Wear your aligners for 22 hours per day.
Although the aligners are removable, they should only be taken out of your mouth when you are eating or drinking and during your oral hygiene routine. Every time you take your aligners out, be sure to brush your teeth and rinse your aligners with water before placing them back in your mouth.
- Change your aligners on time.
Many people think if they change their aligners more frequently, it will shorten their treatment time. Although you will finish your series of aligners sooner, it will move your teeth too quickly, which can cause permanent damage to your smile. It is best to follow the plan your dentist in Natick has created to ensure the best results possible.
- Replace broken aligners.
It is not unusual for an aligner to break. If it occurs within a day or two of using a new aligner, you may need to have it replaced. It is best to contact our office if you break or lose an aligner, so Dr. Papageorgiou can get you back on track with your treatment.
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If you are ready for a straight smile, discover the convenience of Invisalign. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.