Can you tell me why I have to wait two weeks between sets of invisalign aligners? It seems to me that my teeth move into position faster than most. Mine are in the new position after just a few days, but my dentist still wants me to wait the two weeks. That seems like a waste of time for me.
Cassie W. from Arlington, TX
Your teeth are actually moving at the appropriate rate. With Invisalign, generally your teeth will be in position after a few days. The remaining time is to allow your bone to mold around the new position of the tooth. This prevents them from coming loose and doing permanent damage to your tooth roots. This will put you in a worse situation than when you first started out fixing your teeth.
The rest time is really important. So, just think of the additional week or so and time spent strengthening your tooth roots.