The First 6 Weeks with Invisalign: What to Expect
Orthodontic treatment is a great way to perfect the look and even feel of your smile. Many of our patients request Invisalign, which is a system that uses clear aligners to perfectly straighten your teeth. Invisalign is available for adults as well as teens, and it’s a great way to straighten your smile without the world knowing about it. The process is quick, easy and provides you with a lifetime of gorgeous, straight teeth.
All About Invisalign
Invisalign is worn for about 22 hours each day. This helps the treatment to work effectively and to provide you the results that you need and want. Treatment can be provided to kids, teens and even adults wanting initial or re-treatment. We can determine if Invisalign is right for you with a simple consultation.
The First Six Weeks: What to Expect
During the first six weeks of Invisalign use, you can expect some amazing changes. First, you’ll be provided with your very first set of Invisalign aligners. These aligners should be worn all day and night, and only taken out when you eat or brush your teeth. You can expect your mouth to feel sore and tender, as this is normal when the teeth begin to shift and move around. After six weeks, you’ll come back into the office for a brand new set of Invisalign aligners to be made for you. You will go through a series of aligners over the course of your treatment.
Many patients find it easier to stick to softer foods during the first six weeks because of how tender and sore their teeth feel. Over time, you can get back into the habit of eating the foods that you want. It is important that you always remove your Invisalign before eating anything, since this can prevent the aligners from coming out of place or even cracking under the pressure and force of chewing foods. Over the first six weeks, you may begin to notice a change in the way that your teeth look, and they may be less crowded or unevenly spaced than they once were.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and how it works, call us now to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members. Our discount plans and low wait times make it more affordable and convenient than ever to receive the care that you need. We even have amenities available, like a full-service snack and beverage bar when visiting our office.