Let’s explore how often you’ll need to visit your orthodontist when you have Invisalign, so you can better understand what TLC for your teeth will look like. First, we’d like to say congratulations on seriously considering this great alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign can be a great option for patients who are hoping to achieve their best-possible smile, and we look forward to helping you get great results.
The Time Commitment of Invisalign
To think about how often you’ll be seeing your orthodontist, it’s important to understand how long the duration of your Invisalign treatment will be. Each patient is different, and your orthodontist will determine approximately how long you will need to wear your Invisalign. However, typically treatment lasts between 6 and 20 months.
During this time, you should try your best to wear your Invisalign aligners as much as possible. We recommend only taking the aligners off when you’re eating or completing your oral hygiene routine. That means you should try to wear them 22 hours per day.
Frequency of Orthodontic Visits with Invisalign
Your orthodontist will want to see you anywhere between 6 to 10 weeks to ensure your treatment is moving along well and that your aligners are fitting properly. These visits will be very brief, and they will provide you with the assurance that, at the end of the treatment, you’re going to be happy with the final product – your gorgeous new smile!
Another thing to know about visiting your orthodontist when you have Invisalign is that your aligners are unlike braces in that they don’t rely on wires or brackets to straighten your teeth. This is a significant advantage of Invisalign because you won’t have to worry about emergency visits to the orthodontist to fix loose or broken wires or braces.
Visit Foley Wilde Orthodontics for all your Invisalign needs
Our orthodontists have helped many people along their journey towards a great smile, and we look forward to doing the same for you. Contact us today to discuss your options for teeth-straightening treatments because why wait to look and feel your best.