Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that can help you achieve a straighter smile. It is discreet, comfortable, and removable, allowing you to perform your daily activities without any discomfort. However, it is important to follow the guidelines established by your dentist and wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Leaving them out for more than two hours can have a negative impact on your progress.
When you use Invisalign aligners as directed, you will get the desired results in a short time. But how bad would it be if you took out the trays for 3 or 4 hours? Would it be normal for the aligners to feel tighter after those 3-4 hours? The answer is yes. Without Invisalign, teeth can move even within a few hours. Therefore, not wearing the aligners for one day will have a big impact on your overall results.
When the aligners are outside, the teeth move backward. This means that if you take out your aligners for more than two hours, your teeth may move back and you may need to wear them longer than expected to get the desired results. In addition, since your treatment plan was established based on a 22-hour daily use schedule and a certain schedule for switching to a new set of aligners (usually every one to two weeks), this is the basis for the expected duration of treatment with Invisalign. Therefore, it is important that you wear your aligners for the recommended time of no less than 22 hours a day. In conclusion, it is not recommended to leave Invisalign out for more than two hours per day.
Doing so can have a negative impact on your progress and may require you to wear them longer than expected to get the desired results.