Why is compliance with Invisalign treatment important?
- Posted on: Feb 14 2020
Invisalign has grown dramatically in popularity over the last few years. Many patients are proper candidates for this treatment, commonly used to address misaligned teeth, poor bite alignment, and gaps between the teeth. Invisalign is an alternative to orthodontics in that it eliminates the need for metal brackets and wires and instead uses clear plastic trays to gently reposition the smile. Invisalign is a wonderful choice for older children, teenagers, and adults with mild to moderate misalignment of their natural smile. However, compliance with treatment is essential in ensuring proper results.
How does Invisalign work?
Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX provides Invisalign trays that are fabricated based on 3D digital impressions of the patient’s current smile. The trays are worn for at least 20 hours each day for two weeks at a time before patients advance to the next tray in their series. This means wearing the trays day and night, and only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. The remainder of the time, the patients should wear their trays as directed.
Why is it important to wear the trays day and night?
Because Invisalign is a removable appliance, it allows the patient to place or remove the appliance as they wish. Unlike metal bracket and wire braces, which can only be removed by an orthodontist and adjusted by professionals, Invisalign trays can be taken off of the teeth. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler encourages her patients to comply specifically with treatment in order to achieve the desired results. If patients are not complying with their treatment, they may be at risk of delaying their treatment. Additionally, additional expenses may occur because new trays to get the smile back on track might be required. Compliance is essential in obtaining one’s new smile in the period of time expected.
Call Dr. Heather F. Fleschler today!
If you reside in Houston, TX and are interested in learning more about Invisalign treatment, we encourage you to book an appointment with our team by calling (713) 660-6500. Our office, located at 5252 Westchester Street, Ste. #200, is available to assist new and current patients in our practice.
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