Steps to the Straight Smile You’ve Been Dreaming Of
- Posted on: Feb 28 2018
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Crooked teeth, gaps, and overlapping are no small problem. For the person who has decided to move toward a straighter smile, timing becomes a matter of importance. Usually, by the time patients enter our office looking for a solution to misalignment, they are more than ready to see their dream of a straight smile as reality – and we are more than happy to help.
We are proud to have the necessary training to help patients take steps toward their straightest smile with Invisalign®. This system has maintained steady growth regarding popularity due to its discreet nature. Because Invisalign does not require that a person wear braces, they can continue eating their favorite foods, and they don’t have to worry about making drastic changes to their oral care routine. Still, patients have questions about Invisalign. One of them is how long this system will take to present them with the results they have been waiting for.
The Invisalign Process
The good news about Invisalign is that this treatment typically does not take any longer than traditional braces to obtain the desired outcome. In many cases, patients complete their course of treatment within one year. The mitigating factor in reaching the end-point as quickly as possible is aligner wear. The Invisalign treatment protocol calls for near-constant wear. Aligners can be taken out for meals and oral care. On occasion, it is also acceptable to leave aligners out for a short period, like for an important meeting or special event. Ultimately, though, it is expected that aligners will be in place for about 22 hours each day.
Wearing Invisalign for six months or twelve months or more is not a problem for most people. Because BPA-free aligners are nearly invisible, and patients get accustomed to the sensation of these trays over their teeth, the timeline of treatment is inconsequential. Being able to witness the progressive improvement of the smile is also an aspect of treatment that lends to its appeal.
How does it feel to think you could be less than one year away from a smile you love? See what Invisalign can do for you. Call our Golden, CO office at (303) 277-9600.
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