The First 6 Weeks with Invisalign: What to Expect

Joyful Young Woman Undergoing Clear Aligner Treatment

Correcting misalignment problems can sometimes be difficult and you may be wanting to avoid the bulk and metal of traditional braces. Rather than go with traditional metal braces, you might want to consider Invisalign. Invisalign uses a system of clear aligners to correct the alignment of your smile so that it looks more even and uniform. This can improve your appearance as well as the ability to properly care for your teeth.

What Are They And What Are They For

What To Expect

During the first six weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience tenderness and soreness as the teeth begin to shift. You will begin to notice your teeth shifting into more uniform alignment as the Invisalign begins to work. You will be instructed to come into the office at least once more during the first six weeks in order to have a new set of clear aligner trays made for you. It is important that you get in the habit of removing your Invisalign trays before eating and when brushing your teeth. It’s just as important to replace the Invisalign after you’re finished enjoying your meal and brushing your teeth.

Continuing Treatment

It is important that you continue with Invisalign treatment well after the first six weeks to ensure that you achieve beautiful, flawless results. The key to treatment is to have new trays made for you every few weeks. These new trays mold with your teeth as they begin to shift, further improving the look and feel of your smile. You can expect to be in your Invisalign trays for anywhere from a year to several years depending on how severely crowded and crooked your teeth currently are.

Maintaining Results

Once you’ve completed treatment with Invisalign, you’ll want to maintain your results with a retainer. Retainers should be worn regularly for the first few weeks to months and then nightly to ensure the teeth stay in proper alignment. If you’ve had orthodontic work done in the past, you may want to choose Invisalign as a way to correct the problems that you’ve experienced from not maintaining your results. Orthodontic treatment is crucial for individuals wanting to improve the look of their smile without needing to worry that they’re wearing bulky metal braces or having to deal with wires and brackets.

If you’d like to come into our office for Invisalign treatment, call us today and we can schedule a consultation appointment for you.