Invisalign treatment is customized to every wearer. The number one rule for wearing Invisalign, however, is the same for every patient: Follow your Lawrenceville Invisalign provider’s instructions. Any type of orthodontic treatment depends on the efforts of patient – it’s your responsibility to make Invisalign work the way it is intended. Do what you’re told and you’ll get the straight, healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Invisalign is customized to each patient.
If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, an initial treatment plan will be developed with the help of tools like 3D imaging. The teeth can be moved around on a computer screen and the jaw observed from different angles, allowing your Lawrenceville Invisalign provider to see potential results so they can determine the best way to craft your treatment.
In some cases, it may be determined that dental braces using brackets and wires are the best course of action for moving your teeth into alignment. Don’t despair though! Ceramic braces are an option and they are discreet too – not as discreet as Invisalign, but if you must have braces affixed to your teeth, this option is the way to go.
You wear Invisalign every day, almost all day.
While wearing Invisalign every day and nearly all the hours in every day may sound daunting, think about how this differs from traditional metal braces. Someone who is living with brackets and wires permanently attached to their teeth would be thrilled to have a few hours of freedom from their braces.
Invisalign aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. They’re removed for meals, snacks, and cleaning and that’s it. Braces need to do their work consistently – Invisalign gives you a little bit of breathing room while still working hard.
You wear different sets of aligners.
Invisalign is designed to gradually move certain teeth at certain times, shifting booth tooth root and crown. This can’t be done with just one set of aligners. Most patients have between 18 and 30 sets of aligners during their treatment, and they’re all carefully designed.
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and are given the next several sets of aligners to change out according to your Lawrenceville Invisalign provider’s instructions. Every six weeks or so, you’ll visit your orthodontist to get a check-up on your progress and collect your next sets of aligners. It’s a carefully honed system that, when followed to the letter, results in success and a fabulous smile.
Follow the rules for the greatest success.
The length of your Invisalign treatment depends on two major factors: the speed with which your teeth respond to the treatment and move into position, and your observance of your Lawrenceville Invisalign provider’s instructions. Wear your aligners as instructed and your treatment will progress as anticipated, giving you a gorgeous, straight smile sooner rather than later.
Find out if you – or your teen – are a good candidate for Invisalign. Contact Dr. Roberts and de Marsche at Lawrenceville Orthodontics in Lawrenceville, NJ, to schedule your appointment.