In a society that largely caters to instant gratification, there are many things you can accomplish quickly—15-minute oil changes, call-ahead groceries, your favorite dinner delivered to your door, and so much more. If only your teeth could be straightened with the snap of a finger. Since there isn’t presently a 15-minute teeth straightening option, how can you get straight teeth fast? At Hospital Dental Group (HDG), we can let you in on a little secret when it comes to straightening teeth quickly. Hint—it starts with an “I.”
What’s the Fastest Way to Straighten Teeth?
At Hospital Dental Group we routinely encounter patients looking for a fast solution to straighten teeth. While Dr. Anatoliy Ravin explains to his patients that any quality orthodontic treatment takes time to produce full, safe results, Invisalign often turns out to be a favorite option for rapid visible results. Length of treatment varies based on individual needs, but typically Invisalign only takes 12 to 18 months to complete.
Although the time it takes for teeth to become aligned isn’t dissimilar to traditional braces because Invisalign clear aligners are practically transparent, the effect of having a straighter smile becomes evident fairly soon after the first set of aligners has come to a close.
In addition to fast visible results, there are several other benefits HDG patients love about Invisalign teeth straightening, which include:
- No poking wires or unsightly brackets to contend with
- Easily removable aligner trays to allow for normal oral hygiene practices
- Fewer visits to the dentist/orthodontist (since braces don’t need to be tightened!)
- More comfort due to customizable aligners made from SmartTrack® material
During treatment, Dr. Ravin will assess the progress of the alignment of teeth and give patients a nod when it’s time to swap aligners. Typically, patients switch to a new set of aligners weekly or every other week. It’s also imperative that aligners be kept in the mouth as much as possible—a minimum of 22 hours is suggested for best results.
Even More Benefits of Invisalign
Did you know that in addition to moving teeth quickly, more discreetly, and comfortably, that Invisalign also addresses a number of functional issues surrounding the teeth? Invisalign can help improve:
- Teeth crowding
- Gaps and extra spacing between teeth
- Open Bites
Invisalign may not be able to accomplish teeth straightening in one day, but it certainly can produce results safely and rapidly. Unlike mail-order clear aligners, having the expertise of Dr. Ravin will help ensure your teeth adjust the way they are supposed to, without the potential for dental problems or mishaps. And, unlike braces, Invisalign allows patients to enjoy visibly straighter teeth much more quickly.
Hopefully, we’ve answered how to get straight teeth fast, without compromising your comfort and safety. If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ravin, click here to get started or call us anytime at 860-264-4033.