Will Your Teeth Shift If Invisalign Aligners Are Not Worn Daily?

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Most of our patients at Something To Smile About desire straight teeth. Crooked teeth or an improper bite can both lead to pain, discomfort, and future dental issues. Dr. Kevin Boulard offers his patients throughout Merrimack, NH Invisalign®. This orthodontic treatment uses clear, removable aligners custom made for your teeth. Clear braces are a comfortable way to align your teeth, unlike traditional metal braces that can cause mouth pain. Invisible braces make the teeth and gums easier to clean, which improves oral health. When you’re looking for teeth straightening procedures, call our dental office to schedule a consultation.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign in Merrimack, NH?

During a consultation, Dr. Boulard can learn about your medical and dental history to determine if Invisalign treatment will work best for your orthodontic needs. There are many reasons why you may have misaligned teeth, including:

  • Genetics

  • Missing tooth or teeth

  • Thumb-sucking as a child

  • Trauma

Whatever the reason for your misaligned teeth, our team at Something To Smile About can help you restore your smile. Misaligned teeth are responsible for uneven enamel wear, tooth and jaw pain, and difficulty speaking or chewing. Invisalign aligners help to gradually and continuously move your teeth to their desired positions.

What does Invisalign do to your teeth?

After a dental exam, Dr. Boulard will map out your Invisalign treatment with 3D impressions of your teeth. Once your first trays are ready, you will come back to our Merrimack, NH office to ensure that they fit right. We also will teach you how to use your new aligners. Follow-up appointments every 4 – 6 weeks will allow us to evaluate your progress and to give you your new sets of aligners. You must keep your aligners in your mouth for at least 20 – 22 hours daily for treatment to be the most effective.

Important tips for Invisalign success

Inconsistent use of Invisalign will allow your teeth to slowly shift back to their old positions. While every patient is different, the degree of movement will vary. However, you can get back on track easily by inserting your previous tray. While it may not fit comfortably at first, your teeth should re-shift in a couple of weeks. Failing to abide by Invisalign rules can delay your progress. The best plan of action is to protect your investment and keep your Invisalign trays in for up to 22 hours a day.

Learn more on how to ensure your Invisalign treatment is successful

When you’re looking for an effective way to straighten your teeth in Merrimack, NH, choose Invisalign. Dr. Kevin Boulard can evaluate patients interested in teeth straightening to see if they’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment. To learn more about Invisalign, call to schedule an appointment at Something To Smile About today. We can answer important questions about how long it takes teeth to shift and how many hours a day to wear Invisalign during your consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.