Yes, there are several ways to sped up your Invisalign treatment and also the likelihood your teeth will end up being exactly where you want them to be! First off wear them at least 22 hours a day. This is really important because often times you are given multiple trays at once and they are scheduled to be used after the teeth move a certain percentage. If you are not wearing them for that amount of time the follow up try and the follow up after that will all be off. Secondly, make sure the aligners are always clean by brushing them like you would your own teeth and even adding specialized solution when needed. Finally, there are new technology, such as AcceleDent, that can speed up the movement while using Invisalign. Ask your dentist for more information.
Will Invisalign work if only worn at night?
The short answer is no. Invisalign is a series of trays that are mapped out in sequence and part of that sequence is the amount of time you wear them. By only wearing them at night, you are not using them enough to follow the computerized changes needed for the next tray and then the follow-on tray. For more information call the Dental Community Clinic as we are experts in Invisalign best practices.
How quickly do teeth move with Invisalign?
Patients can see differences within the first couple trays, which can be as soon as weeks. That said the changes are very small and to get to the desired end placement, it can be anywhere from months to a year in which Invisalign is needed. This is very case by case, and seeing a local dental facility is the first step to better understand the exact length of time needed for your teeth. What is for sure, the more time spent wearing them, the more consistent this time period is week to week and how clean your trays are kept all can make the time period to seeing your teeth move faster.
Is Invisalign faster than braces?
Yes, as a general rule, Invisalign can be faster than braces. New trays are introduced usually every two weeks causing new amounts of pressure that help move things faster. Braces usually move teeth individually while Invisalign moves all teeth as a whole. In addition to this benefit, Invisalign can be taken out when desired and show less than braces. So why then would anyone not get Invisalign—one of the main reasons is self-discipline. Invisalign is only truly affective if used at near 22 hours per day. For those that can get easily annoyed, or worse lose their trays, this can become a hinderance. Call the Dental Community Clinic now, to find out which option is best for you.