Invisalign Appointment Frequency: What to Expect By The Smile Center on December 29, 2021

A young female smiles as a dentist hands her a new Invisalign clear alignerSlowly shifting teeth into proper alignment using smile-correcting treatments, like Invisalign®, takes time. Subsequently, patients need to understand the time commitment involved in Invisalign appointment frequency and treatment. 

The Smile Center, conveniently located in Virginia Beach, VA, is your premier location for smile-enhancing treatments. Using cutting-edge technology and materials, Dr. Tara Frey and Dr. Scott Parr can correct most bite and alignment issues in a 12- to 18-month period with Invisalign treatments.

Our dentists value transparency and patient education, which is why they’re here to give you information about factors that influence Invisalign appointment frequency. From the initial consultation to your final appointment, we’ll explain it all.

Invisalign Appointment Frequency: Getting Started

Patients who are interested in Invisalign treatment must first schedule an initial consultation. At this consultation, our skilled dentists will assess your bite and take impressions of your teeth, which will then be sent to a trusted Invisalign laboratory. 

After the laboratory finishes your unique aligners, you will come back to our office for a second appointment. At this appointment, Dr. Frey or Dr. Parr will ensure that your aligners fit well and meet your expectations.

In summary, getting started with Invisalign requires at least two appointments.

Invisalign Appointment Frequency: The Next 12 to 18 Months

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners do not require patients to sit in the dentist’s chair every four weeks for adjustments. Instead, Invisalign patients simply switch to new aligner trays every two weeks according to their specific treatment plan. 

Drs. Frey and Parr ask Invisalign patients to come to our Virginia Beach dental office approximately every six weeks to track and assess their progress.Therefore, most patients find Invisalign appointment frequency far more manageable than braces appointment frequency.

Invisalign check-up appointments are designed to be quick and easy. Most patients can get in and out of our office in as little as 30 minutes. 

Factors That Influence Invisalign Appointment Frequency

The frequency at which Invisalign patients visit our dental clinic is dependent upon several factors, including:

  • The complexity of Invisalign treatment
  • Treatment compliance
  • Proper appliance care and maintenance
  • Oral health standing
  • Biological factors

To maximize treatment success and shorten treatment duration, patients should wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. Patients who neglect to wear their aligners for the prescribed amount of time or who damage or lose their aligners will have a longer treatment plan.

Drs. Frey and Parr will ensure that you have satisfactory oral health before beginning Invisalign treatment. While this may delay your access to smile-correcting procedures, it ensures optimal health for a successful treatment plan.

Various biological factors, such as age, sex, systemic conditions, and bone quality, may affect your treatment length. Discussing these factors with our dentists will help you calibrate your expectations for anticipated Invisalign appointment frequency.

Contact Us for Invisalign Treatment

Are you ready to join the more than 12 million individuals who are enhancing their smiles with Invisalign? Schedule your Invisalign consultation at our Virginia Beach dental clinic today by calling (757) 473-8482 or messaging us online here.

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The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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