Lee Orthodontics

How Effective Is Invisalign Treatment?

Posted on March 29, 2022

Lee Orthodontics - Abilene, TX

If you want a straighter smile and one that will help you smile with your teeth more often but don’t want to deal with the bulkiness of braces, Invisalign treatment might be the best thing for you! But you might be wondering how effective treatment is! Well, we have the answers for you.

What is the Success Rate of Invisalign?

According to visual.ly, Invisalign has over 96% patient satisfaction rate. This is a high percentage rate that includes patients who are having an average treatment time of only one year. One year of your life can get you straight teeth using clear teeth aligners. This treatment has been successful for patients who have all different alignment problems, including crooked teeth, an under or overbite, tooth crowding, and even those who have a crossbite. Depending on the severity of your misalignment issues, you can have a successful treatment.

How Does Invisalign Work?

You may still be wondering how they end up having these great results with patients. Well, they are just like braces, but they are not installed on your teeth. These aligners are clear and can be taken out whenever you are eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing your teeth, or you are cleaning them. When you are planning on getting Invisalign, your orthodontist will guide you through creating customized aligners that fit your mouth. These custom aligners will fit in your mouth perfectly, but ever so slightly move your teeth to become straight and get in the correct positions.

Throughout your treatment, you will have to change your trays every two weeks as well as visit your dental office routinely. This can ensure your teeth are becoming aligned as they should. These appointments are short and quick, unlike ones for braces.

What Can Affect Your Invisalign Treatment?

When getting Invisalign treatment, you are supposed to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. The only times you are supposed to remove your aligners are when you’re eating, drinking, brushing, flossing your teeth, or you’re cleaning the aligners, as mentioned before. Of course, you may find them uncomfortable at first and not want to wear them as often but be aware that not wearing your aligners as recommended can mess with your treatment. If you don’t follow your orthodontist’s advice during this treatment, you may not have the smile you want as you would if you kept them in your mouth for the right period of time.

Understanding what can affect the success of your treatment is very important, so you can ensure a successful treatment. If you have any more questions about Invisalign treatments, contact us today and we’ll be happy to guide you through the process.