If I want to get invisalign, will I have to go to the dentist every two weeks? I heard that is how often you have to have the aligners changed.
Melissa S. – Portland, OR
You don’t have to go in to the office to switch your aligners. Even though your dentist will have you switch them out every two weeks, he gives you enough Invisalign to wear for six weeks. You just trade out your aligners in between times. They’re easy to get in and out, so there is no special procedure or training necessary.
Some things to be aware of–
1. Don’t try to change them out sooner than every two weeks. That will mess up your teeth. Although you’ll find that your teeth move into their new position quicker than that, your bone needs time to support your tooth root in its new position.
2. Be sure to leave your aligners in for the prescribed amount every day. Of course, you get to take them out and eat. It is recommended that you brush your teeth after each meal as well.
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