Invisalign Braces have come a long way in the past two decades. From their invention at the turn of the century, more and more people have turned to Invisalign for their orthodontic needs. Invisalign provides a few benefits over traditional braces but the most notable is that Invisalign can be removed daily unlike braces, allowing the user to eat and drink without worrying about damaging their braces. Why The Invisalign Process Timing Varies When it comes to choosing Invisalign or braces for orthodontic patients a factor for many patients is how long Invisalign will take. The answer varies patient to patient based on their own unique needs. In most cases where orthodontists will recommend traditional braces over Invisalign, it is due to the fact that Invisalign cannot always solve complex tooth issues. Invisalign braces can fix many cosmetic issues as well as some bite alignment issues, but different issues have unique timing. What You Can Expect Although every patient is unique, there are ballpark estimates for the Invisalign process relative to what the braces will be correcting. In cases of tooth crowding, Invisalign can take anywhere between six months to two years. However, if the crowding is severe, an orthodontist will be more likely to consider traditional braces, headgear, and even tooth removal to solve the problem. Conversely, gaps are much easier to fix for Invisalign braces. In many cases, a single small gap can be fixed in as little two to four months, however, a retainer will still be required to stop gaps from reforming post-treatment. How To Make Sure Your Invisalign is Working As Quickly As Possible There are a few factors that a user can do to make sure that their Invisalign process is as short as possible. First, it is important that the Invisalign braces are worn the recommended amount of time daily (twenty-two hours a day). Generally speaking, teenagers do not have to wear their Invisalign braces as consistently as adults do because their teeth move easier in comparison. It is also important to make sure to visit the orthodontist to get new sets of Invisalign braces on time and to book an appointment immediately if your Invisalign braces get damaged in any way. Another important factor is dental health, proper brushing and flossing methods can lessen the time that the Invisalign process takes. If you have any questions about the Invisalign process and what you can expect, feel free to contact us here at Vinnin Square Dental. Our dental professionals can help you find exactly what you need. With any questions or to book an appointment, call us at 833-384-6646 or contact us directly on our website.