Invisalign isn’t just made with plastic––it’s made from advanced SmartTrack® material, for more predictable, controlled tooth movements. As Invisalign technology becomes more sophisticated, it means Invisalign is just as effective as metal braces for almost all orthodontic cases. While there is still a small number of patients with complex issues that need to be treated with traditional braces, Invisalign has become a viable option for just about every teenager and adult who wants straighter teeth and a better bite.
Many patients are under the impression that Invisalign treatment takes longer than treatment with traditional braces. Much of the treatment length question with Invisalign depends on your willingness and ability to keep the aligners in for a minimum of 20 hours a day. If you’re able to adhere to this, your treatment time may be comparable to that of metal braces. The major difference between Invisalign and braces when it comes to length of treatment is that braces are worn 24/7, while Invisalign aligners are not. Overall, any difference in treatment time is usually negligible. Most Invisalign patients wear their aligners for 12 to 18 months and they receive between 20 and 30 sets of aligners.
Once treatment is complete, our patients are thrilled with the results. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign aligners.
If you’d like to learn more about whether Invisalign is right for you or you’d like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact White Oak Family Dental today! We look forward to meeting with you.