What happens if I don’t wear my Invisalign® trays as directed?Invisalign Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX, offers Invisalign® orthodontics to both teenagers and adults who are interested in realigning the smile without traditional metal brackets and wires. However, it does require proper compliance to ensure the results are achieved. Learn more about Invisalign® and how important it is to wear the trays as directed to get the smile you desire! How does Invisalign® work? Invisalign® is a specialized, clear aligner system that gradually moves your teeth into their desired position. Each set of aligners is customized for your individual smile and is meant to be worn for about two weeks each before being replaced with the next set in the series. Because they are nearly invisible, nobody will even be able to tell they are in place! What are a few of the advantages of the Invisalign® clear aligners? There are many benefits that come along with choosing Invisalign® as your method of orthodontic care. First, these clear plastic trays are practically invisible when worn. They are removable for eating and cleaning, making them much easier to maintain than metal braces, and most patients will enjoy better oral health during this time because of this. Patients need to wear their trays as instructed to ensure the proper results in the desired amount of time. What happens if I do not wear my Invisalign® trays as directed? If you fail to wear your Invisalign trays as directed, your treatment will take longer. Additionally, you may not see the results you want. It is very important to wear your trays for at least 20-22 hours a day to ensure that your treatment is effective. If you have any questions about wearing your Invisalign® trays, be sure to talk to Dr. Heather F. Fleschler before or during treatment, so you better understand what needs to be done to achieve the results you desire. How do I learn if I am a good candidate for Invisalign®? An evaluation is the first step in deciding if you are a good fit for Invisalign® orthodontics. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler encourages Houston, TX area patients to call her office at 713-660-6500 to request their consultation visit and initial exam to find out more about this and other ways to improve the smile. Her office is currently accepting new patients and families ready to achieve beautiful, healthy teeth!