Invisalign® is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that uses a series of subtly different aligners to gradually shift teeth into the desired position. Invisalign® can be used to resolve minor orthodontic issues, such as crooked teeth, crowding, gaps, overbites and underbites.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is removable, which means you can take it out whenever you eat and drink. It is also see-through, making it virtually invisible to the naked eye. And Invisalign® is fast-acting – with most treatments completed within a year.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Invisalign® treatment, including how long it takes to achieve your dream smile.
What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign®?
But why exactly is Invisalign® so popular? Check out the many benefits of using Invisalign® aligners, and you’ll probably understand:
One of the biggest advantages of using Invisalign®, particularly for anyone feeling self-conscious about getting braces, is that their clear plastic design is virtually invisible to the naked eye. So only your closest friends and family, or anyone looking really closely, will know you are using them!
When people think about how long they have to wear the Invisalign® trays, they may think they’re in for a year or so of inconvenience. But that’s not the case at all – you can remove your aligners any time, day or night. This means you can enjoy most of your favourite food and drinks with minimal hassle, whenever you like. You just need to brush your teeth and rinse your aligners before popping them back in to reach the recommended 20-22 hours of daily wear.
Fast, Effective Results
‘How long is Invisalign® treatment?’. It’s one of the most common questions people ask. Invisalign® produces transformative results in a fraction of the time that normal braces would take. For example, fixed braces must usually be worn for between 12 months and three years to achieve the desired results. Invisalign®, on the other hand, takes just 12 months on average from start to finish, with some cases taking as little as six months.
How Long Does Invisalign® Take To Straighten Teeth?
As mentioned above, most Invisalign® patients can say goodbye to their aligners after just 12 months of treatment. Depending on the complexity of the case, some people can complete their Invisalign® treatment sooner, while others may need a little longer to resolve their orthodontic issues.
Either way, we think a year out of your life is a small price to pay to achieve the perfect smile! Don’t you?
What Type Of Problems Can Invisalign® Typically Address?
Invisalign® can address a whole range of minor orthodontic issues, including the following:
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
What Should I Expect During The Invisalign® Treatment Process?
Here is what to expect from start to finish during your Invisalign® treatment at Ollie & Darsh:
- Consultation: we’ll run through how Invisalign® works and answer all your questions.
- Evaluation: one of our highly experienced practitioners will assess your suitability for Invisalign®.
- Diagnostics: we’ll take X-rays and review your dental records to create your bespoke treatment plan.
- Preview: a 3D image is generated to show you how your teeth will move and your smile will look.
- Approval: once you are 100% happy with your treatment plan, we will make your first set of aligners.
- Effort: you commit to wearing your aligners daily for 20-22 hours, keeping your teeth and aligners clean.
- Alignment: your teeth will slowly but surely move as you change Invisalign® aligners every two weeks.
- Monitoring: every few months, you come into the clinic for a check-up and your next set of aligners.
- Aftercare: as directed by your dentist, you will need to wear retainers to maintain your results.
- Enjoy!: take pleasure in your radiant new smile…
How Do I Maintain Good Oral Health During And After My Invisalign® Treatment?
The key to success is a consistent oral hygiene routine. That means brushing and flossing your teeth religiously after every meal, drink and snack. This prevents harmful food particles, bacteria and plaque from getting trapped on your teeth, which could otherwise lead to a host of dental issues, like cavities and tooth decay.
For the same reasons, you should also rinse your aligners whenever you take them out, and certainly before you put them back in your mouth. You should also habitually give your Invisalign® aligners a thorough clean every morning and night. Follow our simple four-step cleaning method in this blog about how to clean your Invisalign® aligners to keep your aligner trays, and your teeth, in tip-top condition at all times.
Diamond Apex Invisalign® Provider
So now that we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about Invisalign – particularly around costs and how long Invisalign takes to work – it’s time to choose your dentist.
Ollie & Darsh is a Diamond Apex Invisalign® Provider, placing us among Europe’s top 1% of Invisalign® providers. As experienced Invisalign® providers, we have transformed the smiles of thousands of happy patients across Merseyside and beyond using this revolutionary treatment.
With 0% finance available on all Invisalign® treatments and monthly Invisalign® Open Days for the chance to receive £1,000 of your treatment, isn’t it time you invested in yourself?If you would like more information about Invisalign® or to book an appointment, please contact us on our website or call 0151 236 6578.