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Carrie Peterson, DDS & Ben Rutherford, DDS

Which Is Faster Braces or Invisalign?

September 24, 2022
Posted By: Topeka Dentistry
Braces or Invisalign in Topeka Dentistry

The answer to this question is not as simple as it may seem. The truth is that the answer depends on each person's dental concerns. To help give you a better understanding of how long each treatment option may take, we're explaining the factors that influence the treatment time for both braces and Invisalign


Treatment Time for Braces vs. Invisalign

The length of time that it will take to correct your smile using braces or Invisalign depends on several factors, including:


The severity of your misalignment: More complex cases of misalignment may take longer to correct than less severe cases.


Whether you are an adult or child: Adult teeth are typically harder to move than a child's teeth so treatment may take longer for adults.


Cooperation: It is essential to follow instructions and keep all scheduled appointments for treatment to be effective. Forgetting to wear retainers or skipping appointments can lengthen the overall treatment time.


Length of wear: On average, full treatment with braces takes about two years from start to finish. However, every case is different. A dental professional can provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific situation. Conversely, Invisalign has an average treatment time of 12 months—though this can vary depending on the individual case. Significant movement of teeth is sometimes more effective with traditional braces.


Do You Want to Straighten Your Teeth but Aren't Sure Which Method to Choose?

As you can see, many factors can influence the amount of time it takes to achieve results with either braces or Invisalign. If you're trying to decide which treatment option is right for you, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation at our Topeka dental office. We will be able to give you a more accurate estimate based on your individual case.

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