This method uses several clear aligners which are made of a special thermoplastic material. These aligners are almost completely invisible when you wear them. Because of its many benefits, Invisalign has become more and more popular. It is reasonably priced, the process is simple, and treatment only takes about a year in most cases.
Invisalign straightens your teeth using a technique known as controlled force. Once you’ve scheduled a consultation with your doctor, and they have determined that Invisalign is right for you, they will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth so that the perfect series of aligners can be created for you.
For best results, you need to wear the aligners at least 22 hours a day. They should only be taken off to brush your teeth, floss, and eat
Each separate aligner concentrates on moving certain teeth instead of all of them at once. You will go through several aligners as your treatment progresses, wearing a new one approximately every two weeks. Each new aligner will make your teeth straighter than the last.
The Invisalign treatment process takes about 12 months on average. This is how long it usually takes for adults. However, the length of the process depends upon several factors such as how severe your particular case is. For example, a person who only has minimal crowding of their teeth may only need treatment for six months, while a person who has more severe crowding or another more complicated problem may need treatment for two years. Your orthodontist will evaluate your unique case and decide how long the Invisalign treatment process will take.
Also, people who don’t wear the aligners for at least 20 hours a day may find that treatment takes longer. It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions as properly as you can.