You may know that Invisalign is more comfortable and works faster than traditional braces. Still, many people wonder how long they will need to wear Invisalign. We will explain how long you can expect to wear the aligners daily and the average treatment time before your teeth are straight.
How Long Will You Need to Wear Invisalign?
You will wear Invisalign aligners for twenty to twenty-two hours daily, only removing them when you eat, brush, and floss. Your Invisalign dentist will develop a treatment plan to determine how many sets of aligners you need to straighten your teeth.
The length of your entire Invisalign treatment will depend on several factors, including:
- Your age
- Case severity
- Your diligence in wearing the aligners for the specified time each day
If you do not wear your aligners full time daily, it will take longer to straighten your teeth and extend your overall treatment time.
Average Invisalign Treatment Time
The average Invisalign treatment time for mild to severe misalignment is twelve to eighteen months. You will start seeing results in a few weeks. Also, you will have check-up appointments with your dentist every four to six weeks.
How to Get a Better Estimate for Your Treatment Time
A certified Invisalign provider will examine your teeth and take x-rays to determine whether you can benefit from Invisalign. If you are a candidate and want to proceed with treatment, the dentist will complete these steps:
- Digitally scan your teeth and create a 3-D model of them
- Show you a digital version of how your teeth alignment will progress with Invisalign
- Use Invisalign technology to customize your treatment plan and determine how many sets of aligners you need and how long you need to wear them
If you are interested in Invisalign, schedule a consultation with a provider to discuss your goals.
Monore, Louisiana, accredited Fellow of cosmetic dentistry Dr. David Finley sponsors this post.