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How Long Does Invisalign® Treatment Take?

Dr. Degel Jan 30, 2011

It’s very rare that people are born with perfect teeth. However, the degree to which this unevenness or crookedness occurs can be a problem. Some dental problems regarding straightness of the teeth is quite serious and will require the use of orthodontic care in order to revise the alignment. This is usually done through the use of traditional braces with brackets and wires, but by coming to our Long Island cosmetic dentist, we can present you with another option.

That option is known as Invisalign®. The Invisalign® teeth straightening system uses these specially crafted retainers in order to gradually straighten the teeth. These retainers are designed using special computer technology and are worn at all times save for when eating or drinking. Every two weeks, you will receive a new Invisalign® retainer that will continue the gradual straightening of the teeth.

Now this is all well and good, of course, but you may be wondering how long the Long Island Invisalign® treatment takes. In general, people will wear their Invisalign® retainers for just as long as they would wear regular braces. This means that the treatment time will be approximately one year or around one year. The exact treatment time will vary from person to person depending on the degree of malocclusion that is being dealt with.

Now, yes, this is a really exciting possibility if you have been wanting to straighten your teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassle of braces. But before you get up and go get Invisalign®, you need to understand that the treatment, as versatile and convenient as it is, is not for everyone. Some cases of unstraight or crooked teeth are too serious to be dealt with using Invisalign®. The only way to find out if Invisalign® is the right treatment for you is to visit our dental care office.

To schedule a consultation for Invisalign® or for any of our many other treatment options, be sure to contact our cosmetic dentistry office in Astoria today.

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