How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
Teens living in and around Boston, Massachusetts, who have a problem with crooked or misaligned teeth can visit Anjum A. Ansari D.M.D. for Invisalign clear teeth aligners to improve their smile and adjust their bite pattern. Unlike traditional metal braces, the Invisalign aligner trays can be removed for short periods for eating and brushing or flossing. The treatment time will depend on the teen’s needs but can be adjusted as necessary to ensure the teeth shift according to the treatment plan that is in place.
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
Invisalign clear teeth aligners are designed to be adjusted gradually, over time, according to how the treatment plan progresses. The aligners can be snapped into place and then removed when it’s time to eat or brush and floss their teeth.
Aligners fit snuggly to the teeth, so they won’t slip or slide while they are in place. The snug fit also ensures that food won’t become trapped between the teeth and the aligner.
Actual Patient Results
Every patient’s treatment plan will be different. Each clear aligner tray is designed to stay in place for a week or two weeks, depending on the amount of needed movement. When the amount of correction is minimal, the duration of treatment may be a year or less. If there is significant correction, it will take much longer, sometimes extending up to 18 months or longer.
Adjustments in Treatment
Different types of adjustments can be made that will improve the overall treatment plan. Adjustments are typically made when aligner trays are changed as you move long in the treatment plan until you achieve your desired results.
Teens who live in the Boston, Massachusetts, area can visit Anjum A. Ansari D.M.D. to learn more about the Invisalign clear teeth aligner system. To schedule your teen’s first appointment, new patients need to call (617) 581-0689. Existing patients must call (617) 523-6633. Dr. Ansari will answer your questions and find out if Invisalign is right for your teen.