How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
For some, a little realignment of the teeth can make all the difference in their smiles and self-confidence. But the idea of braces is a turn-off.
Invisalign treatment has a number of amazing benefits:
That’s why Invisalign braces have become more popular for adults and individuals who cringe at the idea of traditional metal orthodontics. Unlike conventional braces which use wires and metal brackets glued onto your teeth to realign them, Invisalign braces utilize clear aligner trays. You wear them during the day, and while sleeping, it gradually move your teeth into more desirable positions, to give you a straight, attractive smile. Invisalign braces are difficult to detect (others usually won’t even know you are wearing trays), which make them a less embarrassing option for adults who want to avoid the look of “metal mouth.” They are comfortable and removable – you eat the foods you love, and brush and floss thoroughly to maintain a healthy mouth.
Invisalign braces can help you change your smile in about the same time or in less time than traditional metal appliances. Invisalign braces are perfect for improving minor misalignments, so most cases take anywhere from six months to a year to complete. (Invisalign may not be appropriate for severely crooked teeth or serious bite problems.) The process varies depending on the severity of your misalignment, patient compliance (wear them all the time — no cheating!), and how readily your teeth move with the computer-created clear aligner trays. During the Invisalign treatment, Dr. Foncea will monitor your progress to ensure that everything is working smoothly, and can give you an accurate time-frame as to when the treatment will be completed.
Getting the smile you want is just a cosmetic procedure away! Invisalign braces offer something that traditional metal orthodontics can’t — an improved smile without the discomfort and unappealing look of metal brackets and wires in your mouth.
If you have alignment concerns with your smile, Dr. Foncea of Knoxville’s Sequoyah Dental Arts can help. Call his office today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if Invisalign braces are the solution to your dental desires!