On average, it takes less than two years for people who use Invisalign to see results, and it can take up to six months. Of course, every smile is different and may take more or less time depending on the complexity of the problem. Most patients begin to observe changes after the first few weeks, and the total duration of treatment is usually 12 months. After that, wearing a retainer will help keep your new smile in place.
Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular due to its almost invisible aligners and the fact that they can be removed when eating. People often ask orthodontists how long it will take for Invisalign to straighten their teeth. The answer depends on the complexity of the case, but in general, it takes 12 to 18 months. For more complex cases, treatment can last up to 24 months or even longer.
In some cases, traditional braces or other treatments may be recommended if Invisalign is not effective. Your orthodontist will review your progress during regular visits and advise you on how long you should wear the aligners each day. Generally, it's recommended to wear them for 20 to 22 hours a day for best results. It's important to consider if you are disciplined enough to wear retainers for more than 22 hours a day before deciding on Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to fit your teeth perfectly and are made with SmartTrack material that moves your teeth comfortably and predictably. More than 13 million people have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles, including more than 3 million teenagers. It's up to your orthodontist to give their professional opinion on whether Invisalign is suitable for you or not. He may recommend other treatments along with Invisalign, or he may not use Invisalign at all.
Some cases of overcrowding are too severe for Invisalign to be effective, so the orthodontist may suggest traditional braces or a combination of other orthodontic treatments.