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Invisalign® Results

Updated: May 14

If you decide to invest in clear aligners like Invisalign® for your smile transformation, you will likely be eager to start seeing your results. Most patients will be able to see noticeable changes in their smile as quickly as six weeks into their treatment. However, exactly how quickly you see your smile begin to change will depend on the current state of your smile and the complexity of your case. Some patients will be able to notice a difference with Invisalign® quickly, even in as little as 2 weeks. Though others with different issues will take more time. No matter how long it takes to see the changes, as long as you're wearing them as instructed, you'll know that your trays are working to move your teeth into the desired position. The aligners are constantly working to achieve the beautiful, straight smile you have been waiting for.

How long do Invisalign® take to complete? That depends on two main factors:

- How well you wear the aligners

- The complexity of your case

Take a Photo Every Two Weeks

Throughout your treatment, you will be given new aligner trays every one to two weeks. This will ensure that your teeth are continually moving into their new position. Therefore, with each new Invisalign® set, your smile will become straighter than it was previously . If you aren’t able to see the transformation in the mirror, try taking photos of your smile before each new set of aligners. When you set these photos side-by-side you should be able to see the changes much more easily.

Remote Monitoring

Another excellent way to monitor progress and stay motivated is remote monitoring systems. Remote monitoring uses computer analysis to assess the fit of your aligners – and determine whether or not your teeth are moving. It can even accelerate your treatment. The app can advise you when it is time to move to the next aligner. This means you can progress through your aligners at your own unique pace. The remote monitoring at Fine Orthodontics helps our patients easily see the changes.

Some Patients Take Longer to Notice a Difference with Invisalign®

If you’re not seeing results no matter how you look at it, don’t worry. Some smiles take more time to show the changes than others. Therefore, taking longer than six weeks for the differences to become noticeable can be completely normal. Some differences are also very discreet in the beginning of Invisalign® treatment. This may be because movements at the back are required first to make space for changes to occur at the front. Be assured that if you are wearing them well and progressing through aligners, Invisalign® is working. When the more significant changes start to take place, you will be able to see your smile transform before your eyes. If you are concerned, you should always talk to your orthodontist to get their professional opinion.

Invisalign® treatment will take approximately 12 months (for an average case), but you should start noticing a difference to your smile in as little as 6 weeks.

To find out if Invisalign® is right for you, book your Free* Assessment*.

*If orthodontic X-rays are required, a fee of $180 applies. See Terms and Conditions. Treatment may not be suitable for you.

These Products are not available for purchase by the general public. They are however available to Fine Orthodontics patients. Always read the label and follow the instructions for use.


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Specialist Orthodontist Input by Dr Martin Fine BDS, MSc, MSc

Dr Martin Fine

Dr Martin Fine

Specialist Orthodontist Dr Martin Fine, BDS, MSc (Orthodontics), is based in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. With over 30 years' experience in private practice, Dr Fine has expertise working with a wide variety of orthodontic appliances, including braces and Invisalign. He has presented at orthodontic conferences globally, and has taught postgraduate orthodontic students at the University of Sydney. Dr Fine is a member of both the AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) and the ASO (Australian Society of Orthodontists), and is a former president of the Alpha-Omega Dental Society's Sydney Chapter.  In the past, Dr Fine's research has been featured in the Angle Orthodontist journal. Dr Fine is committed to providing outstanding patient care using the latest and most effective techniques. Most recently, Dr Fine has developed and introduced the innovative FineLine clear aligner system, which has been specifically developed to meet the needs of patients at Fine Orthodontics.

Written by Danielle Long, writer

Danielle Long

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Danielle Long is a writer at Fine Orthodontics. She holds graduate qualifications in English and Education and is an integral part of the team at Fine Orthodontics. Danielle Long has been assisting in the orthodontic care process at Fine Orthodontics for over fifteen years, working closely with the team to provide exceptional patient support, communication and coordination of treatment plans. As a writer and an orthodontic treatment coordinator, Danielle Long's primary responsibilities include facilitating exceptional patient education and communication, ensuring seamless coordination of treatment plans, and providing support to the clinical orthodontic team at Fine Orthodontics.

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