The duration of your Invisalign treatment will depend upon a number of variables, how long you wear your aligners each day being one of the most important aspects.
According to your individual circumstances and treatment needs, many orthodontists may advise that Invisalign treatment could last up to 12 months. It is impossible to predict how long your treatment will last in a universally applicable way. That’s because each patient will have unique problems with their teeth’s alignment.
Adults typically need aligners for a longer period of time in comparison to teenagers. This is because teenage teeth are easier to move and more receptive to therapy. Adults, on the other hand, typically have more complicated medical conditions and less responsive jaws and teeth. Thus, the course of treatment may be a little longer.
To determine who long Invisalign treatment takes, important to take into account how this orthodontic treatment differs from conventional braces.
Overall, treatment times for orthodontic issues with Invisalign and metal braces are comparable, with metal braces occasionally treating cases a little bit quicker. However, lifestyle is frequently what sets Invisalign apart from from metal braces.
Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are more practical due to their discrete and removably attached design. You won’t have to avoid certain foods or feel self-conscious during treatment.
The appointments with your orthodontist during treatment typically last the same amount of time for both braces and Invisalign. However, there are some differences in maintenance between the two options. Metal braces must be tightened every two to three weeks. In contrast, with Invisalign treatment, you must replace the aligner trays every two weeks.
It is worth noting that Invisalign aligner trays are quite strong, but they could break or get lost if not handled with care.
With traditional braces, you may need to exercise extra caution when playing contact sports and eating certain foods, as your teeth may not move as quickly and your treatment duration may increase if your metal braces break.
Treatment times with Invisalign can vary from person to person, with more serious alignment issues taking a longer amount of time to remedy. A list of typical alignment concerns that Invisalign can correct is shown below:
It may only take six weeks to close small gaps. However, the problem with gaps is that they frequently close themselves if the proper retention techniques aren’t used. In order to maintain the gap closed after receiving Invisalign treatment, bear in mind that you will require a retainer.
It may just take six months to get your teeth straightened out if your crowding is only modest. Serious problems will require more time, and in certain instances, your orthodontist may advise wearing headgear or extracting some teeth.
Adult teeth can be straightened using Invisalign just as well as those of teenagers. The complexity of your orthodontic problems will ultimately determine how long you’ll need to wear Invisalign to straighten your teeth.
Even though your teeth only require small adjustments, if you don’t wear the aligner trays for the advised 22 hours per day, your treatment may take longer.
When it comes to the structure of their mouths, everyone is unique. While the teeth of one person may move with ease, those of another person may be rather uncooperative. Before you begin your Invisalign treatment, it is impossible to predict with certainty how easily your mouth will change. Because of this, each individual will require a different amount of time for the medication to take effect.
If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign treatment, it might be the ideal choice for your lifestyle. But you must be certain that you will keep in mind to wear your aligners for 22 hours every day!
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