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.

How Does Invisalign Work?

One Of The Most Profound Benefits Of Invisalign

If you are unhappy with your smile, and are looking for an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign may be the right option for you. At Fusion Dental Care we offer many orthodontic options for our patients, and one of the most common is Invisalign.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign does not have any brackets or wires like traditional braces have. Invisalign uses removable acrylic trays that are worn in a series over a specified amount of time. These clear aligners when worn gently move teeth into place, creating a beautiful straight smile. The trays are typically worn between 20-22 hours at a time, and this depends on the level of correction needed for each patient. 

The clear aligners are discrete, making this a popular option for teens and adults. Our evaluation process will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Our office is equipped with the latest dental technology. X-rays, molds, and a 3D image will be taken to help create a customized treatment plan. 

To Begin Invisalign Treatment, You’ll Come

What Are The Benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign’s popularity is accompanied by several benefits. Some of these include:

  • Trays are easily removable for eating and drinking.
  • Invisalign trays are smooth and comfortable when worn in the mouth. There is no worry for irritation of the mouth or gums like with traditional brackets and wires.
  • Trays are invisible and clear when worn, making the treatment discrete.
  • On average Invisalign takes anywhere between 6-18 months, and in some cases is a quicker process compared to traditional braces.
  • Invisalign trays have a blue indicator to notify parents if their child has worn the aligner for the required amount of time.

Contact Fusion Dental Care in Raleigh, NC

Our team at Fusion Dental wants to make sure that our patients are comfortable with whatever treatment they choose. Our skilled staff will answer any questions you may have and ensure you understand all of the details every step of the way.  We may even provide molds, x-rays, and photos to help us build you a customized treatment plan.

If you are interested in finding out more about Invisalign in Raleigh, NC, please contact Fusion Dental to schedule your appointment.

Is Invisalign Faster than Braces?

To Begin Invisalign Treatment, You’ll Come

Invisalign is an alternative to braces that uses clear, comfortable aligners that are worn for a specific period of time in a series to straighten crooked or uneven teeth. This treatment is discrete, making it a great choice for adults and teens. The clear aligners are also BPA free, smooth, and comfortable in the mouth. They can easily be removed for cleaning, eating and drinking. 

IS INVISALIGN FASTER THAN BRACES?​

Many wonder if Invisalign is a faster treatment compared to traditional braces. On average, the time Invisalign is worn is right in line with the length of time braces are typically worn. In some cases, Invisalign is worn for a shorter amount of time compared to braces. Invisalign can be a faster treatment in some cases.

One Of The Most Profound Benefits Of Invisalign

How Long Do I Need to Wait For Invisalign To Work?

Typically, Invisalign aligners are worn anywhere between 20-22 hours a day but this varies per patient. Depending on the level of correction needed, this treatment can take anywhere between 6-18 months to correct or straighten teeth.

Contact Fusion Dental Care in Raleigh, NC

Our team at Fusion Dental with meet with each patient to discuss their goals. We want to get you that perfect smile, and make sure our patients are comfortable with the treatment chosen. Our skilled staff will answer any questions you may have and ensure you understand all of the details every step of the way. Molds, x-rays, and photos will be taken to help us build you a customized treatment plan.

If you are interested in finding out more about Invisalign in Raleigh, NC, contact Fusion Dental to schedule your appointment.