How Long before I Start to See Results with Invisalign?

How Long before I Start to See Results with Invisalign?

Jan 20, 2015

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays instead of traditional brackets and bands to move your teeth into proper position. The trays can be removed for short periods of time, making it easier to see the progress of the treatment. You should be able to see results as early as four to six weeks into your treatment.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment has become more popular in orthodontics in recent years because it is much less visible than traditional braces. Many patients also find this approach more comfortable than metal brackets and rubber bands. The technique makes use of custom-made trays of clear plastic. These trays are carefully designed to move your teeth in small increments until they reach the desired position.

Typically, you’ll wear each individual tray for about two weeks, then switch to the next tray. The Invisalign trays are designed from molds of your teeth as well as digital images that represent how your teeth should look when treatment is completed. After you wear the last tray for the proper time, your teeth should be where you need them to be. You’ll wear a retainer to be sure they don’t move back out of position.

Getting the Best Results from Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign treatment is highly effective and can be more comfortable than traditional treatment. Many adults choose it because the trays are clear and thus very difficult to see. The trays can even be removed from time to time during treatment for special occasions, as long as they are not left out for a long period.

For the best results from this treatment, you should be sure to:

  • Wear the trays at least 22 hours every day
  • Avoid hot foods or beverages while wearing the trays
  • Keep the trays clean to prevent bacteria buildup
  • Visit your regular dentist to be sure your teeth remain healthy

Our dentist might also provide additional instructions, which should be closely followed to ensure successful results and healthy teeth.

Call Newton Dental Group today and see if Invisalign is right for you.