How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth Without the Use of Metal Braces or Wires?
If you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth without using unattractive and uncomfortable metal braces, you should consider Invisalign. This form of orthodontic treatment, as offered by Milford Dental and Associates in Highland, Michigan, utilizes comfortable, clear aligners which are practically invisible. If you would like to learn more about how Invisalign works, please read on.
How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth?
When you visit Milford Dental and Associates for your consultation at our Highland, Michigan office, your dental issues will be thoroughly evaluated to determine if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign. This is accomplished via X-rays and impressions of your teeth which will be used to develop a three-dimensional model. This model will help determine your Invisalign treatment plan. Invisalign plans are highly individualized, as each patient a doctor sees will need different needs met. Once a plan has been created, a series of clear plastic aligners will be crafted specifically for your mouth.
Each aligner in the series will be worn for about two weeks, after which you will move on to the next aligner in the series. Each aligner is shaped slightly differently to guide your teeth gently and comfortably into the correct position. Each aligner you move on to will be a step toward your ultimate goal of a straight and beautiful smile. Each aligner should be worn for about 22 hours daily, only being removed for eating or brushing your teeth.
How Long Does It Take for Invisalign to Work?
The ultimate length of your treatment will depend on several factors, including the starting condition of your bite and how much adjustment is needed to correct the crooked or crowded teeth. For most adults, average treatment time can be expected to be anywhere from one to two years, only if you are wearing your aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day, every day, for the duration of your treatment. Results will depend heavily on you following these instructions.Back to Invisalign Page