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How Long Do Aligners Take to Work?

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POSTED ON March 03, 2022

Aligners represent an orthodontic breakthrough, allowing people of all ages to more easily correct misaligned teeth. While some patients still need metal braces, it's easier than ever before to make minor adjustments.

As Bellevue's cosmetic dental office of choice, we're proud to offer aligners. Learn how long you should expect your treatment to last.

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How Long Do Aligners Usually Take?

Typically, we measure the amount of time we expect clear braces to take in months, not years. Depending on the patient, you may expect treatment time to last anywhere from 12 to 36 months.

What Factors Influence How Long Aligners Take?

If you want to move through the process as quickly as possible, it's important to ensure you're wearing your aligners as much as possible every day.

While it's advisable to take off your aligners while eating, you want to give them as much time as possible to work their magic, preferably 20 to 22 hours.

We also need to consider the issue being solved. Along with the level of severity, crooked teeth or tooth gaps also have many different potential causes. Have impacted teeth pushed the rest of your teeth? Is your jaw misaligned? Are we making a minor cosmetic correction? These are all different situations!

Looking for a Cosmetic Dental Office in Bellevue?

Bel Red Best Smiles is proud to offer a full range of services at our office. Whether you're looking for a slight tweak to your smile , or you need full-mouth reconstructionwe're prepared to help you. We have offices in both Bellevue and .

Have any questions about what we can do for you? Ready to request an appointment? Please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're happy to help people maintain their oral health.

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You Don't Need to See a Dentist Unless There's an Emergency

It would be best if you saw a dentist twice a year to avoid having dental problems or emergencies. Visiting a dentist regularly not only helps protect your teeth from damage but also avoids the need for costly treatments.

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Many people are brushing their teeth with activated charcoal, thinking that it'll whiten their teeth. But in reality, charcoal is very abrasive on teeth and can wear down your tooth enamel, making your teeth appear yellow. If you want to whiten your teeth, it's best to undergo professional teeth whitening.

Looking for a Dentist in 98007?

At Bel Red Best Smiles, we're committed to ensuring that each of our patients is satisfied with their dental treatment. Have any questions about what we can do for you? Want to request an appointment? Please don't hesitate to do so via the information on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

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