How long before I start to see results with Invisalign?
Invisalign is the new buzzword in orthodontics. This is a system incorporating cutting-edge computer simulation technology, comprising of a customized invisible aligner series as an alternative to braces or fixed orthodontics.
Many people refrain from undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment because the idea of wearing braces seems ungainly and too uncomfortable. The Invisalign system provides an alternative; improving facial aesthetics and function with minimal discomfort.
People often wonder if the Invisalign system is too good to be true and if removable retainers can produce the same result as braces in the same time. While the Invisalign system may not work for all cases, it is great for many cases needing mild to moderate correction.
Each invisible aligner needs to be worn for a couple of weeks while it slowly moves the teeth towards the ideal position. An average patient will require twenty to thirty aligners, which means a time frame of about a year to a year and a half, which is roughly the same as fixed braces. But lately many dentists who practice orthodontics are reporting that Invisalign actually works faster than fixed appliances and many cases can be completed in less than a year and the results are more stable as well.
With Invisalign, perceptible results are usually apparent in a few months time. However, for maximum results, it is important that the aligners be worn for about 22 hours a day, and retainers are usually needed after the active treatment is complete.
The Invisalign system creates a sense of freedom and comfort unmatched by fixed braces. Contact our Plano office for your no-cost Invisalign consultation.