You spend a lot of time at the orthodontist’s office with traditional metal braces. Every four weeks, you’ll go in for a scheduled visit where your braces will be adjusted and tightened––and of course, there’s the unplanned emergency visits we mentioned earlier. All the time spent at the orthodontist’s office quickly adds up, and it can be especially inconvenient when you have to frequently leave work or school for all of these appointments.
There’s no “tightening” with Invisalign. Instead, you simply switch to a new set of plastic aligners right at home. You may feel some slight discomfort and pressure when you make the change to new aligners, but nowhere near the discomfort caused by adjusting wires. Because there are no wires to tighten, you only need to follow up with us every six weeks for Invisalign, and these visits are much quicker than they are with traditional braces. We’ll just take a look to make sure your treatment is on the right track and send you on your way.
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.