When you decide to use Invisalign to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, your dentist will examine the current position of your teeth and then develop a detailed digital plan for your treatment. Part of that plan will be a week-by-week schedule of when you will receive your new Invisalign trays, each of which will replace an old one. As you switch out your trays, your dentist will monitor your teeth to make sure that you are staying on schedule with your Invisalign treatment. If there are any signs that your treatment is not proceeding according to schedule, then your dentist may make some adjustments to your treatment plan. The goal is not to develop a definitive plan that can never be altered, but rather to provide your teeth with the effective cosmetic treatment that you deserve.
Some patients wonder if they can speed up their Invisalign treatment by switching out the trays sooner. Every tray is designed to be worn for a specific amount of time, and if it is replaced with the next tray in the schedule too quickly, it will not be able to move your teeth as much as the schedule requires. As a result, your teeth will actually change position more slowly; thus, changing out your trays too quickly can actually slow down the treatment. If this happens, then you may require a brand-new treatment plan in order to get back on schedule. To avoid any delays such as this, make sure that you follow all of your dentist’s instructions for changing your trays and caring for them.
One of the advantages of Invisalign is how efficient it is. As you change your trays from month to month, your teeth gradually shift into their proper, preferred position. However, the process isn’t instantaneous, and it does require some patience from you. The intervals between each tray placement will be listed in your initial treatment plan, so they’ll be scheduled even before you get your first tray. Typically, you will switch out your trays once every one to two weeks. However, this length of time may vary depending on the current status of your teeth and how much work needs to be done. It’s critical to stick to your dentist-approved schedule for replacing your Invisalign trays.
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