Invisalign and SureSmile: 6 Months to a Year
Invisalign and SureSmile are both orthodontic treatments that use clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Orthodontic treatments work by putting steady pressure on your teeth. This pressure encourages your body to reshape the bone around your teeth, letting them move.
The speed of orthodontic treatments depends on your body’s ability to remove and replace bone cells. This is a slow process, and we can’t do much to rush it. That’s why the process usually takes at least six months to complete.
This is part of what makes clear aligners such a good choice for orthodontics. These aligners are practically invisible while you’re wearing them. No one needs to know you’re getting your teeth straightened, unlike traditional braces, which are highly visible. In addition, you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods. You can eat anything you want, as long as you remove your aligners first. Plus, you won’t have to brush and floss around the brackets and wires.
Invisalign and SureSmile have a special benefit, too. Like all orthodontic treatments, the results can be permanent if you use retainers as recommended to keep your teeth from drifting.