28th June 2021
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
When it comes to straightening your smile, braces are the best solution. And of these, Invisalign – clear, removable braces that ‘snap’ onto teeth – might be your best option. In this post, our Stourbridge dentists talk through some of the benefits of Invisalign braces, who might be eligible, what happens during treatment and how to get started.
So, what’s it all about?
Invisalign braces are, as we’ve mentioned, clear and removable. These are two of their biggest benefits – especially if you’re self-conscious about treatment or your appearance. It’s also why they’re a handy option for teens.
What happens during treatment?
You’ll first have a consultation to check if Invisalign is suitable for you. Next, a clever iTero scanner takes pictures of your teeth and the Invisalign software predicts how these will move during treatment, as well as what your results will look like.
How long does treatment take?
Once you’ve seen your images and signed up for treatment, we’ll arrange for your aligners to be delivered. These are the plastic trays that make up Invisalign braces. You’ll need to wear each set for around 2 weeks, though your dentist will give you a steer on this. Treatment typically takes around 12 months, but it does depend on your smile and what’s being treated.
What cases can Invisalign treat?
It can help straighten, close gaps, space out crowded teeth, and treat bite problems (overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite).
What happens at the end of my Invisalign treatment?
You’ll have retainers custom-made for your smile. These help keep your teeth in their new positions. Most patients end up wearing the retainer just overnight, but again, your dentist will speak to you about when and how often to wear yours.
Why choose Invisalign?
It’s a leading name in braces and has revolutionised the way dentists straighten teeth. It’s also popular amongst celebrities – Tom Cruise has been rumoured to have treatment. Invisalign has successfully treated millions of patients all around the world with their braces.
Why choose Lion for teeth straightening treatment?
We’re well-known in and around Stourbridge for our dentistry and when it comes to Invisalign, you can trust in our experts. Dr Francesca Dash, our Invisalign dentist, was the first woman in the UK to achieve Diamond Provider top 50 status, which means she’s treated over 2,000 cases. It’s all part of our incredible service to our patients and our commitment to dental excellence.