Who doesn’t love a radiant smile and all the confidence that comes with it? Unfortunately, not all of us are born with perfectly straight, well-aligned teeth. That is where Invisalign can help. But how long does it take to get a radiant smile?
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is one of the most popular treatments to help you get a picture-perfect smile. The treatment works with the help of aligners that put pressure on specific areas of your teeth to encourage them to move.
We start with a scan of your teeth to get an idea of where you are at and what the goal is. Based on the results of your scan, our team will fit you with your first set of aligners. They’re custom-made for you because no two smiles are ever really the same.
Invisalign in Cary, NC doesn’t need to disrupt your daily routine. The retainers are invisible and easy to remove when you want to eat or floss and brush your teeth.
During the treatment, you’ll visit us every few weeks for check-ups. After all, we care about your smile just as much as you do, and we want to make sure your treatment is going well. We’ll also fit you with new aligners at regular intervals, depending on the progress your teeth are making.
When Can You Expect to See Changes?
Perfect smiles don’t follow predetermined schedules. How fast your teeth move depends on genetic factors – and on you. Throughout your treatment, your dentist expects you to wear your aligners for 22 hours each day.
If you do that, you will see changes starting to happen soon. Even though teeth will move less than a millimeter each week, most clients can tell a difference after a few weeks. Don’t be disappointed if it takes a little longer. Some teeth move faster than others.
The entire treatment time depends on the severity of your case. On average, it lasts between 11 and 12 months. However, as an expert in her field, Dr. Patel uses techniques that can speed up the process, and many clients enjoy a perfect smile after just six months! Keep that in mind when you’re looking for those millimeters of movement during the first week of treatment.
How to Preserve your Smile for Good
Having put in all this hard work, it would be a shame to lose your radiant smile again! That is why we provide a FREE custom set of retainers at the end of your treatment to wear for three months and fix the new position of your teeth.
We also suggest continuing to wear retainers at night. They’ll not only preserve your smile but also prevent potential damage from grinding and clenching your teeth when you’re least aware of it.
Get in Touch
Would you like to have a fantastic smile? Invisalign is a great option. Talk to our Cary dental office team today and schedule an appointment. We’d love to help you smile more confidently.