How Fast Can You Straighten Your Teeth?
If your teeth are crooked and you’ve decided to get them straightened, it goes without saying you’d like to see results as soon as possible. But how long does it really take to achieve a straight smile?
The good news is, advances in dental technology mean it’s now faster than ever to straighten your teeth and get the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of.
Invisalign®: Your fast track to straighter teeth
Invisalign® is an advanced teeth-straightening treatment that has the advantage of being practically invisible as well as generally taking less time than traditional braces to achieve results.
Invisalign®’s clear plastic aligners are comfortable to wear and have the convenience of being easily removable, making them a popular treatment for people of all ages looking to straighten their teeth in less time.
How fast is Invisalign®?
Overall, Invisalign® works faster than traditional metal braces. What’s more, you don’t need to attend as many dental visits, which can make the process seem even quicker. In most cases, Invisalign® treatment takes between nine and eighteen months.
In terms of the process, you’ll begin with a scan of your mouth, after which your custom aligners will be created to form a perfect fit. During Invisalign® treatment, you’ll change your aligners every week or two as your teeth gradually move into position.
What’s great about Invisalign® is that you’ll receive multiple sets of aligners at each visit, so you can switch them yourself without having to visit the dentist every time.
Switching to Invisalign®
While Invisalign® is a great option for many people, it’s not suitable for everyone. If you have more complex orthodontic issues, you may require braces.
However, if you’re eager for Invisalign®’s clear aligners, don’t despair - you might be able to move onto Invisalign® after a period of time, so talk to your dentist about whether you can make the switch to Invisalign® in the future.
Preparing for braces
Whether you’re starting on traditional braces or Invisalign®, undergoing any type of teeth-straightening treatment means you’ll need to adjust to a new routine. Your orthodontist will explain how to keep your mouth clean and what you can and can’t do with braces or aligners.
It might feel a little strange at first, but following the instructions of your dentist or orthodontist will help to ensure you get the very best results from your treatment.
What’s more, you’ll be able to see what your teeth will look like at the end of your Invisalign® treatment thanks to our computer technology - so you can get excited about your straight smile right from the start!
Remember that braces aren’t just about improving the look of your smile either. Straighter teeth are much easier to clean and less likely to develop dental issues.
Finally, if you’re concerned about the cost of Invisalign® or other orthodontic treatment, ask our friendly team about our interest-free payment plan options, including Afterpay and Smile Fund. You can find out more about these payment plans here.
To discuss teeth straightening options including Invisalign®, chat to your local National Dental Care Group dentist. You can make an appointment online now.