To choose Invisalign or not to choose it? Opting for this option can be a reason to
hundreds of doubts Doubts that have multiplied by millions of people since a few years ago, when the "healthy fashion" of beautifying the smile with this method,
literally, it razed half the world.
One of the main reasons for their popularity is that they are invisible and do not disturb. Something that undoubtedly attracts the most indecisive. However, before you commit, you need to know what and what you can't expect.
We will explain a simple summary of the Invisalign process and how long you have to wait to see results.
If you want advice in person, you will find the Albiol Dental Clinic in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
What is Invisalign?
It is an alternative to traditional braces that seek to correct or improve the patient's smile. Beyond aesthetic purposes, this type of device can also improve patient quality, allowing him to chew or even breathe better.
Inivisaling is a transparent device that you can put on and take off yourself.
After creating a model of your teeth and the desired result, the aligners that will make the movements are made. It is necessary to take them for the maximum number of hours per day except for meal times.
A minimum of 20 hours per day allows you to see the results. Results that, as we will see, it depends on the case and the person.
How are Invisalign different from traditional braces?
|More aesthetic||More visible|
|more comfortable||Less comfortable|
|More hygienic||More complicated to clean|
|Fewer clinic visits||More visits|
How long?: It depends
You may be wondering how long it takes for Invisaling to leave your mouth looking like a movie star. But It is not an easy answer. Each person is a world, so you cannot have an established and general "schedule" for everyone.
Each type of strategy is designed individually, so it would be impossible to give a one-size-fits-all answer.
The treatment is based on custom-made aligners that, little by little, go
moving your teeth naturally into the correct position.
To give you an idea, the average time in which you will be able to see the results is 12 to 24 months. It may seem like a lot, but trust us, time flies so fast that soon you'll be smiling every minute to brag like no other.
What to expect in the short term?
Every day you look in the mirror trying to see this change. Thousands of photos fill your mobile phone. But... when will you notice this first change? It also depends.
Some people start to notice a change in less than a month, but in general,
you will have to wait about 3 months for it.
If after 5 months you don't see a difference, it's time to see your professional in case you need to make some kind of adjustment or see what's going on.
It is vital that you have three attributes: patience, constancy and trust. But in addition to this, it is also extremely important that you follow your dentist's recommendations and use the aligners for a minimum of 20 hours a day. If you do not commit to this, there is little the aligner or professional can do.
What's more, every time you take off your Invisaling you are stopping the process that leads you to have a model smile. So ideally, you only take the Invisaling out of your mouth when you eat (to brush your teeth and braces).
What is the alignment process like with Invisalign?
Typically, one set of aligners is worn for a few days and then changed to another. Each model will take care of moving your teeth into the correct position.
The time you will need or the number of aligners depends on many things,
like the initial position of the teeth and the millimeters to be moved to be positioned correctly.
What other factors influence the outcome?
As we get older, the teeth also move but not in the same way as in children.
The type of problem to correct is also an important factor. Depending on the type of problem, it may take more or less time to correct the position.
And after the treatment?
After the treatment the dentist will likely give you and/or place a retainer fixed or removable. It's a thin, metal or fiber wire that fits around the back of your teeth and will help keep them
in the correct position and a transparent splint similar to the treatment but without tooth movement.
So that you can continue to wear a perfect smile!
What to do to make Invisaling work faster?
Use them whenever you can and never less than 20 hours a day. The more time
the sooner you have it in place, the sooner it will be time to smile.
Don't skip aligner changes. It is vital that you visit your dentist in
indicated dates to adjust the device to the current state of your mouth.
Be patient: Rome wasn't built in a day and your smile also has to wait a while to look perfect. Want to see what the final result will be like? Request a 3D image. It will definitely be the motivation you need
to continue wearing it and taking care of your teeth at all times.
Do you dare to change your smile and turn your life around? We help you with that.
If you have questions about Invisalign or need more advice: Contact us!