How Long Does It Take to See Results with Invisalign?

How Long Does It Take to See Results with Invisalign?

Are Invisaligns Right for Me?

One of Invisalign’s top draws for patients is its claim that it can align your teeth more quickly than regular braces, thereby reducing the number of visits to the orthodontist.

However, while the appliance indeed can align teeth faster, patients may find themselves visiting the orthodontist more often than planned. Keep reading to learn the benefits of this treatment.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative alternative to correcting misaligned or spaces between teeth instead of using traditional metal braces.

One of Invisalign’s top draws for patients is its claim that it can align your teeth more quickly than regular braces, thereby reducing the number of visits to the orthodontist. Since Invisalign is removable, brushing and flossing your teeth is literally a snap. Pop-out the device, brush and floss your teeth, and snap it back in.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Traditional braces on average cost around $3500 and Invisalign braces cost $5000 on average. Every dentist has different prices for their orthodontic services, so your individual price could vary.

The Invisalign Process

While the appliance indeed can align teeth faster, patients may find themselves visiting the orthodontist more often than planned. Invisaligns occasionally have difficulty aligning molars, so the orthodontist may have to see you quite a bit to correct the appliance to properly align all of your teeth.

Since Invisalign consists of using a clear device that snugly fits over your teeth, the plastic tray has to be swapped out every two weeks. This prevents pain and discomfort while gradually leading your teeth into their desired positions.

Each tray prods your teeth to move a very small distance, so you may not see results until four to six weeks. Noticeable results will not appear until six to ten weeks. Considering that traditional braces can take up to a couple of years–depending on the extent of adjustment needed–this is really no time at all.

It will seem frustrating at first, but after some time — you will be pleased with your progress. And when the treatment is over, you will have a straight and beautiful smile. That’s always worth waiting for.

Invisalign Consultations in Frisco

Want to know if Invisalign is right for you? Contact our team to schedule your appointment! Call Robert A. Neal, DDS Family Dentistry at (972) 200-0656 or visit us online.

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