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What Is The Duration Of Invisalign Treatment For Teeth Straightening?
What Is The Duration Of Invisalign Treatment For Teeth Straightening?

If you want to straighten your teeth and have decided not to use metal braces, you may choose to use clear aligners like Invisalign because they are virtually invisible. Invisalign may not be suitable for everyone, and you will need to see an Invisalign specialist in London to know if you can get Invisalign.

If you are sure Invisalign is right for you, the next question may be ‘how long will my treatment take? Invisalign is one of the best orthodontic treatments, but to get your desired result, you need a skilled dentist to handle your treatment.

Invisalign is just as effective as the traditional metal braces for correcting orthodontic issues like crooked, misaligned teeth, overcrowded and gapped teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are similar to trays used for teeth whitening but harder, you need to wear them for 20 th 22 hours daily. The aligners are transparent and almost invisible, and in some cases, they may be more suitable than traditional metal braces.

Invisalign treatment procedure

To have the best Invisalign treatment, you need to understand how the aligners work. Invisalign clear aligners involve a series of removable plastic aligners made to fit the teeth and gradually move them to their best position. The treatment requires you to wear each set of aligners for about one week then switch them to the next set.

Invisalign treatment is a customised one which involves the following.

  • Photographs of the teeth
  • A 3D teeth scan
  • Thorough examination and x-ray of the teeth

After your orthodontist has carried out the above, he/she would determine if you are the right candidate for Invisalign or recommend a better course of treatment. If you can get Invisalign, your dentist will create a computerised 3D model of your treatment plan. With this, your dentist will know the teeth that need movement.

Every stage of the treatment handles the movement of a tooth. Depending on your case, you may need between 7 – 48 sets of aligners. Each set of aligner makes the teeth move by about 0.33 millimetres.

Your role during Invisalign treatment

Invisalign treatment requires the supervision of a dentist, but you also have a huge role to play in the success of your treatment. To get the best result from your treatment, you need to wear your aligners as recommended by us.

Taking out the aligners should be to drink anything that is not cool water, eat, clean the teeth and the aligners. If you do not follow the instructions, you may extend your treatment time or achieve a less-than-perfect result.

What is the duration of Invisalign treatment?

The duration of Invisalign treatment usually depends on the complexity of the orthodontic problem. For mild orthodontic cases, treatment may last for about 4 or even 3 months, but the treatment of complicated cases may last for almost two years.

On average, Invisalign treatment lasts for about 8 to 10 months. An advantage of Invisalign treatment is that you begin to see the result of your treatment after about 4 - 6 weeks of your treatment.

Different people experience different results, so you may not notice the changes as quickly as some other person, but at the end of your treatment, your teeth should in proper alignment.

How long should you wear the aligners daily?

Ideally, Invisalign aligners are worn for at 20 to 22 hours every day. If you fail to do this, you may not see the results of your treatment as fast as you should.

When you start wearing the aligners, your jaws and teeth may feel mildly sore. This is normal and should subside within a few days. The aligners may also feel uncomfortable at first because it is new to the mouth, and you may get tempted to take it out. It is best to leave the aligners in your mouth because your mouth will adjust to the aligners, and any discomfort you feel will also subside.

How can you speed up your treatment?

Doing the following can speed up your Invisalign treatment and give you your desired result faster than expected.

  • Follow all your our instruction. If your Dentist asks you to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours every day, ensure you stick to the recommended hours. You may experience jaw and teeth tenderness at first, but it is part of the teeth straightening process.
  • Be careful with how you handle your aligners. If you lose your aligners or they get cracked, inform your dentist immediately, so he/she get you a replacement.
  • Brush your teeth thoroughly to remove plaques and, lingering food particles on your teeth. Clean your aligners often, at least 2 times daily.
  • Switch over each set of aligners at the right time

Invisalign aligners are a comfortable orthodontic treatment compared to metal braces, and they generally have a shorter treatment time.

To get started on your Invisalign clear aligner treatment, contact Adult braces London on 02031373179. Getting Invisalign treatment should not be a problem because the treatment is affordable and you can get up to £1000 Invisalign offers in London.


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