Adults may receive treatment to straighten teeth by an orthodontist to correct crooked, misaligned teeth or unsightly gaps. Many adults are now opting for an innovative method of orthodontic tooth straightening treatment, and receive treatment with Invisalign. The brackets are precision made using the latest cadcam technology and provide patients with a number of clear brackets that fit over the teeth, providing the necessary gentle force to straighten teeth but without the inconvenience and embarrassment of the conventional metal brackets and wires.
- You wear each set of Invisalign aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series the teeth straightening is effected. Your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist or dentist has prescribed.
- You'll visit your orthodontist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during teeth straightening treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case - your orthodontist will advise you on this.
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