Invisalign® in Southwest Louisiana
Clear aligners have come a long way in recent years, and now they are more discreet, more efficient, and even more affordable than ever. If you have been considering straightening your teeth but clunky metal braces just don’t seem worth it, get in touch with our front office team today. We will be happy to provide you with more information on Invisalign and we can get an initial consultation scheduled for you!Get in Touch
How long does Invisalign take?
Orthodontic treatment times vary from patient to patient, but most Invisalign cases take about 12 to 18 months. Because clear aligners are used to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues, some patients complete their treatments in six months, but it’s not uncommon for treatment times to be closer to 24 months either. The best way to ensure that your treatment is quick and effective is by wearing your aligners as often as possible, which means 22 to 23 hours per day.
Are clear aligners painful?
If you had metal braces as a teenager, you may remember the soreness that ensued after your braces were put on or after they were tightened at the orthodontist’s office. This happens because the teeth start moving almost right away, so if your clear aligners cause some tenderness in your gums, it’s really a good thing! If you experience some pain after getting new aligners, you can try taking over-the-counter pain medication, eating cold foods like popsicles, or swishing with warm salt water every couple of hours. The soreness should subside after a few days.