Invisalign treatments have revolutionized orthodontics by offering patients a convenient and comfortable cosmetic treatment for misaligned teeth. The custom aligner trays are virtually invisible, unlike traditional metal braces. Dr. Abbey Lee offers the inconspicuous cosmetic solution at our Atlanta, GA dental practice.
If you are ready to correct misaligned teeth, contact Dr. Lee and our Grant Park dental team at 404.328.7177. Dr. Lee can explain the treatment process in depth before ordering your first set of trays. Once patients undergo treatment, they must abide by the 20- to 22-hour compliance rule. Read on for more details.
Invisalign trays gently nudge teeth into better alignment through micro-movements. The small shifts are spread out over several months or longer so patients feel minimal discomfort throughout the treatment. The process works because each new tray is straighter than the preceding tray. The aligner trays are only effective during the time they are in physical contact with teeth. This is why Invisalign recommends that the trays are worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day.
The trays are designed with the assumption that patients will comply with this rule. Failure to follow this rule can result in complications, discomfort, or even timeline treatment delays.
Failure to wear the trays for 20 to 22 hours per day can result in complications that may be difficult for Dr. Lee to correct. These complications include:
Throughout your treatment, keep these simple tips in mind:
If you are looking for a straighter smile in Grant Park, Dr. Lee offers orthodontic solutions like Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign to provide faster results. By following the 20-22 hour compliance rule, you can enjoy the cosmetic results you desire on time and with minimal discomfort. To learn more and to begin your orthodontic treatment, contact Smiles 4 Grant Park today!