One of the many advantages of Invisalign orthodontic treatment is that the clear plastic trays used to straighten the teeth don’t hide them in the process. Not only is this better for your appearance during treatment than standard orthodontic appliances, but it also allows you to see your results in real time!
Each patient’s Invisalign treatment plan is highly individualized, so there’s no one answer as to when you can expect to begin to see results. Your dentist can give you more specifics of anticipated outcomes in your case. Keep in mind that the early results may be very subtle, so it may be hard for you to see them. Eventually, you’ll begin to notice more significant changes, though.
In order to see the desired results, you must be diligent about wearing the clear plastic trays as directed by your dentist. This means wearing the trays for at least 22 hours a day and switching to the next tray in the series according to the schedule provided to you. Being conscientious about proper use of the Invisalign trays will keep you on track for the expected treatment timeline. Getting lax about this task could make you fall behind and extend your treatment.
In addition to being able to appreciate your results as they happen, you’ll also find it easier to keep your smile clean with Invisalign in contrast to standard orthodontic appliances. You can remove the trays to brush and floss your teeth, so there’s no need to wrestle your oral hygiene tools around clunky appliances. There’s also less risk that food particles will get trapped against your teeth. Rinsing your mouth before re-inserting the Invisalign tray will limit the likelihood that food will get stuck between the teeth and the tray.
Seeing your smile get straighter right before your very eyes is one of many benefits of the Invisalign orthodontic treatment system. Come to our office for an evaluation to learn more about this treatment option and whether it might be effective in your case.