June 22, 2020
Summer is the season for socializing, and everyone wants to look their best. But if you want to enhance your appearance by straightening your teeth, you probably aren’t crazy about the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires. Especially if you’re planning vacations, barbecues, and family reunions over the next few months! But there’s one alternative you may not have considered: Invisalign in Sunnyvale. With this option, no one can tell you’re in orthodontic treatment, not to mention that many patients see results faster than they would in metal braces. Learn more below about why summer is the perfect time to start your Invisalign journey to a straight, beautiful smile!
How Fast Will You See Results From Invisalign?
The average time it takes to complete Invisalign is 9 to 18 months (and 18 to 24 months for metal braces). Your individual treatment time will depend on the severity of your bite alignment issues and whether you wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours per day. And while you won’t see your final results this summer, many people see significant improvements in the first 3 to 6 months.
Also, keep in mind that seeing results fast isn’t the only benefit of Invisalign. Since the clear aligner trays are removable, it’s easy to brush and floss (meaning fewer cavities and gum problems). You also won’t have any dietary restrictions, and without brackets and wires that irritate your lips and cheeks, your treatment will be a lot more comfortable. It’s easy to see why people give Invisalign a 96% satisfaction rating!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Traditional braces and Invisalign both work on the same principle: by applying pressure to the teeth to create movement over time. The main difference is that Invisalign relies on clear aligner trays instead of brackets and wires.
The first step is a consultation with a dentist. After they’ve made sure that Invisalign is right for you, they’ll take digital impressions of your teeth and send them to the Invisalign lab where your custom aligners are made. You’ll also get an estimate of your individual treatment time and cost.
Then you’ll return a few weeks later to pick up your first set of aligners. You’ll wear each pair for about 2 weeks until your final results are achieved. Throughout the process, you’ll see your dentist for progress visits about every 4 to 6 weeks.
Summer is the perfect time to start Invisalign. It’s not only a discreet way to help you look and feel your best right now, but it’s the first step to having a straight, beautiful smile for life!
About the Author
Dr. George T. Philip is a family dentist in Sunnyvale who firmly believes that a straight smile is crucial for good oral health and self-confidence. He offers Invisalign because it not only provides fantastic results but often in less time than his patients expect. If you’re thinking about Invisalign this summer or have any questions, he can be reached via his website.
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