When Invisalign Boca Raton first came out, a lot of people had excellent questions regarding this innovative teeth-straightening solution. This treatment has been in use since the 1990s, but it’s still considered very innovative by anyone who recently learned about it. This is particularly true when you compare this product to more traditional metal braces.
One of the most frequently asked questions people have is the timeline for this product. However, the question isn’t just about how long it’ll take Invisalign Boca Raton to work. People want to know how quickly they can see results and how long they need to wear them every day. Because this question pops up over and over, we’re going to dive in deep and answer this question below.
Invisalign Treatment – Overall Timeline
Each treatment gets custom fit to meet the particular person’s unique needs. This means that you won’t get a one-size-fits-all answer to the overall timeline question. You won’t know your particular treatment plan until you sign up for a consultation and talk to a dentist. So, your treatment could be shorter or longer than another person’s treatment. However, if you’re going for an average overall treatment time, we can answer that. Generally speaking, it typically takes between 12 and 18 months from start to finish.
How Long Will it be Before You See Results?
This treatment works by slowly shifting your teeth into the correct position over a period of time. Every new set of aligners you get will move your teeth a little closer to where they’re supposed to be. Since each set only moves your teeth a small amount, it could take a while before you start to see noticeable results.
Even though most people will take longer, a lot of people do start to see noticeable results from this treatment in as little as 14 days. Other people might have to wait up to three months to see their smile improving, and other people might have to wait up to five months to see anything different in their teeths’ position.
If you’ve had these retainers and used them according to the directions you got and you still don’t see any results, it could be a good idea to make an appointment with your dentist or orthodontist. Going to this appointment can allow your dental professional to see if your treatment is on the right track to give you the results you want.
For the majority of patients, believing in the process and treatment plan while having patience will make it easier to wait until you see results. Also, having confidence and patience in your treatment plan will make your results more satisfying when you do start to see them.
Braces or Invisalign – Which is Quicker?
If you’re trying to decide between Invisalign Boca Raton or traditional metal braces, you may put your decision on whichever treatment is going to give you the quickest results. Are you more concerned about long or short-term results?
For short-term results, people usually get faster results when they use metal braces. Metal braces work by moving your teeth into position in a way that is much more random than the other method will. Braces put pressure on all of your teeth at one time, including your teeth that are in alignment. They pressure the straight teeth to leave their position and return to this location later.
When you use Invisalign Boca Raton, it leaves your straight teeth along and plots each misaligned tooth’s position individually. The movement of these teeth usually starts off very slowly and gets more dramatic as you swap out trays. The slower start is why you see faster short-term results with metal braces.
However, Invisalign Boca Raton will give you long-term results much faster than traditional braces. Metal braces can look inefficient when you compare the two products, and the round-tripping the metal braces do is evidence of this. This is why people choose it for long-term results over metal braces.
How Long You Wear Every Aligner Set
Generally speaking, you’ll wear the aligners for two weeks to give them enough time to shift your teeth in small increments. You’ll wear the liners in a sequence that your dentist recommends, and every new set will move your teeth slightly closer to their correct location. If you don’t wear every set as your dentist recommends, you can easily prolong your treatment time.
How to Avoid Extending Your Treatment Time
In addition to wearing each set of aligners for two weeks or however your dental professional recommends, there are some other things you can do that will make sure you don’t extend your overall treatment time. First, wear the aligners however long your dentist instructs you to, and wear them every day during your treatment.
Generally speaking, most dental professionals will recommend that their patients wear their aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day. If you don’t follow these instructions, it can extend your treatment plan. Another thing you can do to stay on track is to not lose the aligners. If you lose them or your dog uses them as a chew toy, you will have to go back to your previous set of aligners until new ones can get made. Your teeth won’t move during this time, so it extends the treatment time.
If you wear your aligners like the dentist recommends, they may allow you to move to the next set before the full two weeks are up. You do want to refer to the dentist before you do this. They can order you the appropriate aligners, including a step back if you lose one of them. However, this can take a few days.
Try Invisalign Boca Raton Today
If you’re curious as to how these retainers can work for you over traditional braces or you’re still not sure which one to pick, contact us. We’re happy to sit down with you and discuss your options and find the best treatment plan to give you a beautiful smile you love.