INVISALIGN FACTS: TOP QUESTIONS: WHAT’S THE STORY?
How long does it take for Invisalign to start working?
Invisalign facts: Many of our patients start to see a difference within the first few weeks. But be warned that teeth will start to move back if you don’t continue wearing your aligners as directed, ie morning and night for 20-22 hours each day, only removing them for eating, drinking and cleaning… or for the occasional special event.
How long does it take to straighten your teeth with Invisalign?
Invisalign Facts: The shortest treatment time is around 12 weeks, although the average is about 6 months to a year. As with all removable braces, total treatment time for Invisalign not only depends on the complexity of your case (ie how much correction is needed) but – perhaps even more importantly – on how closely you stick to wearing the aligners for the required amount of time each day.
How do I get the best results from Invisalign?
Patient commitment is probably the number one factor behind getting best results. In short, that means sticking to wearing your braces for 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink and clean your teeth. It’s also important for you to follow an excellent oral hygiene routine and to not only clean your teeth after each meal or snack but also to clean your trays whenever you remove them.
What is the process for Invisalign?
We use our state-of-the-art iTero digital scanner to take accurate 3D ‘impressions’ of your teeth in moments. So, no more biting into messy, sticky trays to get physical impressions. Using this advanced computer-imaging technology, we can then show you your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position, before treatment even begins!
Can you do Invisalign on the top teeth only?
In theory, yes, but as a general rule, we encourage patients to treat both arches at the same time. Why? Simply because treating just your upper or lower teeth can disrupt your bite.