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Invisalign – How Long Does Treatment Take?

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Invisalign is the braces-free orthodontic treatment option that many teenagers and adults are eager to try. The process involves a graduated series of custom-fitted trays worn over a period of time until the desired results are achieved. Invisalign can close gaps between teeth, straighten twisted teeth, and improve the look and fit of teeth when you bite together.

Invisalign – The Treatment Process

As with all cases of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign varies in treatment length dependent upon how complex the case is. Everyone is different! The length of treatment can only be determined after a consultation with a trained provider.

Because the process is so subtle and gradual, treatment is typically not as uncomfortable as that involving traditional metal braces. Patients report feeling a little pressure for a short while after putting in the most recent set of trays, but that is normal. Invisalign works by gently and gradually encouraging the teeth to shift into a new position. Forcing this process too rapidly can cause much discomfort and damage to the ligaments and bone supporting the teeth.

On average, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign takes 6-12 months. In more complex cases, it can take longer, but that is not typically to be expected. Patients using Invisalign must be diligent about wearing and caring for their trays as directed by the dentist. If not worn regularly, the treatment process will take much longer.

Are you looking forward to a graduation, reunion, wedding, or other special event coming up in the next year? Would you like to surprise everyone with a straight and confident smile? You can get started on enhancing your smile today by scheduling a consultation with your dentist to find out more about the orthodontic treatment plan that is perfect for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Linda King, DDS MAGD
4146 Georgia 42
Locust Grove, GA 30248
(770) 898-8872

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