How long does Invisalign treatment take?
It's difficult to say how long treatment will take until we meet with you to evaluate your needs. In general, though, Invisalign treatment takes up to a year or two for adults; for teens, treatment times are similar to those of traditional orthodontics.
At our Milton, GA dental office, we start the Invisalign process with a consultation with Dr. Kai Liang. This step is essential because we need to understand your goals to ensure the results meet and exceed your expectations.
Next, Dr. Kai plans your treatment using 3-D imaging to develop a virtual model of your teeth. This model allows him to predict the movement of your teeth throughout treatment. Based on this information, your aligners will be customized to move your teeth gently into the proper position.
All these specifications are sent to an Invisalign lab where your customized aligners are fabricated. When they're ready, we'll have you return to our office and receive your aligners along with instructions for using them.
You'll receive several sets of aligners, and each is designed to move your teeth sequentially as you progress through treatment. Wear each set 22 hours a day for about two weeks, taking them out to eat and to brush and floss.
Throughout the process, Dr. Kai will monitor your progress until we have reached the desired results. The final step is to wear your retainer daily so your newly aligned teeth don't relapse and undo all your efforts.
Would you like to learn more about Invisalign and other cosmetic dentistry options at our Milton, GA dental office? Please call us and we will be happy to arrange a commitment-free consultation.