Port Orchard WA Family Dentist offers Invisalign to straighten teeth

A lot of people want to know how long does Invisalign treatment take. We can easily answer this question on case-to-case basis as it’s difficult to give a general response. This is because every patient has a different case. Some patients may just be moving one or two teeth while others may need correction for severely crowded teeth.


How much time does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?


 - Mild Orthodontic Relapse

For very mild orthodontic relapse or crowding, Invisalign i7 may be suitable for you. This is the speedy version of Invisalign that works similarly with the original brace. The difference is that Invisalign uses seven sets of aligners, and each aligner is worn for two weeks. Some further improvement might be needed, but treatment usually lasts for 14 weeks.


- Moderate Crowding

Can be usually straightened in about 9 to 18 months, and more complex problems can take longer than 18 months.


How is the length of treatment determined?

What’s great about Invisalign is that your treatment is planned carefully with the use of innovative 3D treatment planning software. This system shows how your teeth should move and provides a very accurate length of the treatment. Timeframe varies a lot and is based on the condition of your teeth.


What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment?

Throughout the course of the treatment, your teeth will be straightened gradually. As your teeth move, you’ll go from one set of aligners to the next set. Orthodontists and dentists will typically give you three sets of aligners in every visit so that you will only have to visit them every 6 to 8 weeks for check-up. You might get tempted to wear your next set of aligners in less than the recommended 2 weeks, but you should never rush. If your teeth move too quickly, you risk damaging their roots and may lead to tooth loss.


To give a more accurate timeframe of this Invisalign treatment, the best thing to do is to see your Port Orchard WA Family dentist for a consultation. 

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