In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some basic factors that help determine how long Invisalign teeth aligners will need to be worn. There are varying lengths of time that these products might be utilized for, and which length will be right for you will depend on a few different variables.
At Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry, we're proud to offer a comprehensive range of orthodontics products for our dental practice clients in Layton, including Invisalign solutions. What are some of the other key variables that will help determine the wearing timeline for your Invisalign products? Here are a few.
While we talked about teeth gaps as one of the key factors influencing your Invisalign wearing timeline in part one, the flip side of this is also true – if your teeth are too close together, or "crowded," this can also influence how long you'll need to wear Invisalign for. The severity of your crowding issues will help to determine the timeline.
If your crowding is more severe, it's likely that you'll need to wear your Invisalign products for a longer period of time in order to make the necessary adjustments. However, if your crowding is not as severe, you may be able to achieve the results you want in a shorter amount of time.
Invisalign patients themselves will also play a role in helping to determine the length of time that their Invisalign products need to be worn. This is because, in order for Invisalign products to work as intended, it's important that patients follow the specific guidelines that are provided by their orthodontist.
For example, one key guideline is that Invisalign products need to be worn for a certain number of hours per day. If patients are not wearing their Invisalign products for the recommended amount of time each day, this can prolong the overall treatment timeline.
In addition, patients need to be sure that they're taking care of their Invisalign products as directed. This includes brushing and flossing them regularly, as well as keeping them clean. If patients do not take proper care of their Invisalign products, this can also influence the treatment timeline.
For instance, if Invisalign products are not kept clean, they can become stained. This can cause them to become less effective and may require that they be replaced more frequently.
To learn more about Invisalign and how long you can expect to wear the aligners for, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have, whether about this topic or any of our other Layton dental services.