How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?
One of the more common Invisalign questions that we get from San Gabriel Valley patients at Palm View Dental in Alhambra, CA, is how long it takes to straighten their teeth. Our licensed cosmetic dentists, Dr. Karen Ho and Dr. Min Hee Oh, will tell you that it depends on the level of teeth misalignment that you start with, and the amount of correction that’s needed. They can give you a better idea of how long it will take to restore your smile back to its natural, beautiful state with Invisalign therapy during an initial consultation. To schedule one today, call Palm View Dental at: (626) 345-7474!
Average Invisalign Therapy Timeline
We tell patients at Palm View Dental that Invisalign is not indicated everyone, for example when a serious oral occlusion is present, but it is a viable alternative to conventional braces for most. If you are a candidate for an Invisalign correction, the removable trays offer many benefits over traditional fixed braces, including ease-of-care, comfort, and the fact they are nearly invisible to others. On average, this is what you can expect during your Invisalign course-of-treatment:
- 6 to 24 months of wear. This varies in individual patients based upon compliance, along with the smile correction needs based on their initial oral occlusion severity.
- 20 to 22 hours each day. The aligner trays are designed to be worn all day, even while sleeping, and only removed for eating, or brushing and flossing your teeth. Not following these guidelines can prolong the overall length of Invisalign therapy by several weeks or even months.
That’s it! When worn as instructed by Dr. Ho and Dr. Oh, Invisalign is truly a simple and lifestyle-accommodating way, at any age, to achieve that healthy, natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted.
Restore Your Alhambra, CA, Smile With Invisalign Today!
When you’re ready to find out if Invisalign orthodontic aligners are right for you, call the smile experts at Palm View Dental in Alhambra, CA. One of our cosmetic dentists would be happy to sit down, examine your teeth and mouth, and answer your questions to determine if you’re a smile correction candidate using Invisalign therapy. Ask them about Invisalign during your next office visit, or to schedule a San Gabriel Valley Invisalign consultation with Dr. Ho or Dr. Oh now, call us at: (626) 345-7474!