Generally, teenagers are more responsive to Invisalign treatment than adults. This is due to the fact that their teeth are easier to move to the alignments made by the Invisalign treatment. So as a rule of thumb, teenagers do not need to wear the aligners as long as adults do. The adult teeth are usually less responsive and the treatment tend to take longer.
Factors that lengthen Invisalign treatement :
The duration of the treatment is affected by diverse factors. If you don’t wear the aligners for the twenty to twenty-two hours prescribed, your treatment have a higher chance of being significantly prolonged. You can take the aligners off in order to eat and brush your teeth, but you should wear them at all other times. This includes when you are sleeping, working, or performing any daily activities.
For example, refusing to wear your aligners at school may result in your orthodontist not knowing why your treatment is not progressing as fast as it should be. This will lead him/her to require you to wear the aligners longer than you would have, if you followed the initial recommendation.
Other factors may affect the duration. If you have a complex case, like having teeth that need to be moved to a complicated alignment, your treatment may take longer than someone who needs to move fewer teeth. It is good to keep in mind that Invisalign sometimes cannot move teeth as drastically as braces can. Some complex cases may prove to be a challenge.
How to Shorten Invisalign Treatments?
There are steps that you may follow to make your treatment as short as possible. It is a good idea to wear your aligners for the duration recommended by your orthodontist. This is usually between twenty and twenty-two hours a day. You may find that your teeth and jaw get a little sore at first, but don’t worry! This is a part of the alignment process.
The Invisalign aligners need to be properly cared for. Notify your orthodontist if one of the them becomes cracked, and be sure to deep clean them at least once a week. Any food particles that may be hanging to your aligners should be removed regularly. This will keep them working properly, while securing a good health for your teeth. It’s important to remember to change your aligners on the proper date. Also be sure to never travel without them, this will get you closer to the smile you’ve always desired.
How Often Will I Get a New Aligner?
The typical period for every aligner is two weeks. However, this depends on your vigilance about wearing them for the prescribed duration. If not worn enough, your teeth will not have the time to move quickly. This may increase the period of each aligner up to three weeks.
How to Maintain your New Smile after Treatment Is Over?
After you finish your Invisalign treatment, you are free to enjoy brilliant smile. Unlike with the braces, you do not need any period of adjustment after the treatment. It’s possible, however, for your orthodontist to prescribe a retainer that you’ll need to wear only at night.