These days, many people are trying to find out how to reduce the amount of time they spend in braces.
It used to be that people accepted the need for a year or more for orthodontics. Now many people recognize that orthodontic treatment can be done faster, and that’s how they want it.
To help people enjoy faster results, Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign, have announced that many people may be able to cut their treatment time in half, simply by wearing their aligners for half the time, at the discretion of their dentist.
New Materials, New Techniques, Faster Results
The change comes as a result of many innovations in the Invisalign process. One of the key innovations is the introduction of SmartTrack aligner material.
All materials change over time, and past aligner materials had the problem that they became soft quickly, losing much of its force to move teeth. SmartTrack retains more of its elasticity over time, providing more tooth movement strength. This means that it can get more movement done in a shorter period of time.
Invisalign G7 features are the latest innovations to improve control over precise tooth movements with Invisalign. Advances in tooth movement techniques mean that dentists can better achieve their goals faster, so patients don’t have to wear their aligners as long.
Finally, the decision is based on clinical data and dentist feedback. Align Technologies analyzed a current clinical series of over 200 cases performed with the latest Invisalign. They found that there was no need to recommend two-week aligner wear in most cases. One week aligner wear achieved the same results. The move was also based on feedback from dentists, many of whom got good results with one-week aligner wear.
Faster Is Better
Changing aligners more frequently addresses some of the concerns people have about Invisalign. It can help people avoid staining of the aligners caused by coffee or tea drinking with aligners in. Also, some people find that their aligners can acquire an odor after two weeks’ wear.
And with less time in aligners, there is less concern about the oral health risks related to orthodontics, such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Many Options for Faster Orthodontic Treatment
With this announcement, Invisalign becomes another of the orthodontic approaches that can give results in six months or less. We offer many options for people who want to straighten their teeth quickly.
For many people, Six Month Smiles, is an effective approach to orthodontic treatment that uses traditional braces focused in the cosmetic zone.
The Inman Aligner can sometimes help people get results very quickly, but the cases it can handle are limited, and you have to wear the highly visible aligner all day.
However, almost any orthodontic treatment can be sped up using AcceleDent Accelerated Orthodontics. Gentle vibrations speed the movement of teeth and the reworking of bone around them.
If you are looking for the right option for fast orthodontics in Orange County, please call (949) 551-5902 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Rice Dentistry in Irvine.