When Will Your Orthodontic Treatment Results Start To Show?

When you want to straighten your teeth with orthodontic treatment, Trusted Dental Care can help. At our Wylie, TX dental office, Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot meets with patients to answer questions and help them determine if metal braces or Invisalign® treatment is the best option to correct the position of their teeth. Dr. G. often discusses the topic of how much time it takes to straighten teeth.

The amount of time it takes for your teeth to move into alignment depends on your gum condition, genetics, the shape of your jaw, and more. Although there is no set answer to how long do I have to wear Invisalign braces, Dr. G. usually estimates anywhere from six to 18 months for treatment time. Learn more about how long to wear metal braces, how quickly Invisalign can work, and orthodontics in Wylie here.

Invisalign treatment time versus metal braces

At Trusted Dental Care, we map out your treatment with 3-D models of your mouth. This allows us to create a series of images (with subsequent clear teeth aligners) to see how your teeth will move. We can give you an animated preview of your teeth movement before you start treatment.

People tend to see results faster with braces since all of their teeth are moving during the entire course of treatment. The wires and brackets apply force to all of the teeth at the same time. With Invisalign, each tooth movement is planned out ahead of time. This means that straight teeth don’t have to be moved since the clear teeth aligners work on individual teeth, unlike metal braces. Ultimately, patients will choose between metal braces and Invisalign based on their preference and whether or not they want a discreet way to straighten their teeth.

What do I do when I’m not seeing any results?

Invisalign can, sometimes, work slowly. The most out-of-place teeth will move last, so it may take some time to see dramatic results. However, you should see significant movement at least halfway through your treatment. If you don’t notice a difference, schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. G. to discuss your concerns. There can be many reasons why your treatment isn’t on track, such as not wearing your aligners as much as you should or if your teeth are colliding during treatment. We can address your concerns to ensure that your Invisalign treatment is as successful as you hope it to be.

How do I make sure that my Invisalign treatment is successful?

At Trusted Dental Care, we provide thorough instructions on how to properly use and clean your clear teeth aligners with Invisalign. It’s important that you wear your trays for the required time (at least 22 hours a day). Remember, you should change your trays on schedule to ensure that your treatment keeps working. Also, be patient, don’t give up, we assure you that your treatment will work, it just might take longer than first expected.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about how to straighten your teeth in Wylie, TX

During a consultation, Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot at Trusted Dental Care can answer your questions regarding your orthodontic treatment. He is committed to ensuring that his patients understand the process ahead. To learn more about the orthodontic treatments we offer in Wylie, TX, call our professional team today to schedule an appointment.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.