That’s a great question! One of the first things my Invisalign patients usually ask is “How long does Invisalign treatment take?” It really depends how misaligned your teeth are.
Invisalign treatment usually takes 12 to 18 months. Some of my Invisalign patients see results in just 9 months, while more complex cases can take up to 24 months. Of course, there are ways you can speed up your treatment.
How Long Does It Take for Invisalign to Work?
You will begin to see results after just a few sets of Invisalign aligners. Would you like to see what your new smile will look like before you start treatment? I can capture 3D images of your teeth and input them into virtual planning software.
How to Speed up Invisalign
In addition to wearing your aligners, AcceleDent can speed up your Invisalign treatment. Acceledent uses vibratory movements to trigger microscopic changes around the roots of your teeth. When used daily, Acceledent can cut your length of Invisalign treatment by 50%.
How Long Do You Have to Wear Invisalign?
You should wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day. This gives you more than enough time to remove your aligners for meals and for brushing and flossing. The longer you wear your aligners each day, the faster you will see results.
What Happens after Invisalign Treatment?
At the end of your Invisalign treatment, you will receive a set of custom Invisalign retainers. It’s important to wear these retainers after Invisalign to prevent your teeth from shifting to their previous position. You should wear your retainers regularly, at least at night, for several years following your treatment.
Invisalign treatment usually takes 12 to 18 months, though Acceledent can cut your treatment time in half. You will begin to see results after just a few sets of aligners and receive a set of custom retainer after Invisalign treatment to prevent your teeth from shifting to their previous position.
I hope that answers your question, Anonymous, and thanks for asking!
P.S. You can find out how long Invisalign will take to straighten your teeth by scheduling a free consultation today or by calling 613-763-2392. I can capture 3D images of your teeth and input them into virtual planning software, so you can to see what your new smile will look like before you start treatment.