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How Long Does Invisalign Take To Straighten Teeth?

Invisalign has been used for years to effectively straighten teeth and correct a range of orthodontic problems. This clear aligner system is superior to traditional braces because the trays are clear, allowing you to straighten your teeth without having to wear bulky metal wires and brackets. Invisalign is suitable for teens and adults who want or need to straighten their teeth.

What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a clear system of trays that apply gentle pressure onto your teeth. The system is great for orthodontic problems like crowding, crookedness, spacing, and even underbites and overbites. Invisalign has been utilized for many years and is the go-to choice for patients who want to get the most out of their orthodontic treatment. Because the system is great for both teens and adults, you can benefit at any age from orthodontic treatment that is easy, affordable, and incredibly effective.

How Long Does it Take to Straighten Teeth?
Invisalign can take anywhere from six months to about two years to straighten teeth fully. The average time for users to wear their Invisalign is about 18 months. Each individual patient will have different needs concerning their own treatment. If you have severe crowding, crookedness, or a serious overbite and underbite, you may need to wear your Invisalign longer than if you only had minor issues. You will have a thorough consultation before the Invisalign treatment is started for you, and before you actually have the trays made. During the consultation, we can tell you how long you can expect to be in your Invisalign trays.

Improving Your Treatment with Invisalign
In order to improve treatment and not extend the time it takes to properly straighten your teeth, it’s important that you wear your Invisalign trays for at least 22 hours every day. Try to only take them out when eating, and when brushing and flossing your teeth. You should ideally wear them as much as possible both day and night. By keeping your Invisalign trays in, you’ll experience quicker results and your treatment will not be unnecessarily prolonged. You should also need to make sure to visit the office regularly for routine orthodontic appointments. You will need to have several Invisalign trays made during the course of treatment, and these can only made if you come in for regular visits. Our goal is to provide you with quick and efficient orthodontic care using a tried and trusted method.

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