Invisalign is a type of “invisible” braces that uses a series of transparent aligners instead of brackets and wires to move the teeth. Wear each pair for about two weeks before moving on to the next set. Pair by pair, the aligners gently push the teeth to align. In general, you can expect the average treatment time to last between 12 and 18 months.
After this time, your teeth should be where they should be and you'll have the beautiful smile you've always dreamed of. The final results always depend on the severity of the misalignment from the start, but if used as prescribed, you're guaranteed to have straighter teeth over time. While most patients may take longer, some can see the results of Invisalign treatment in as little as two weeks. So, while some may have to wait three months before their smile gets better, others may have to wait at least five months before they notice any change in their smile.
Of course, good oral hygiene and regular checkups with the dentist are essential for achieving and maintaining the desired results of Invisalign treatment. The Invisalign process is digitally planned, so your orthodontist or dentist will be able to create an analysis that shows what type of results you can expect and approximately how long it will take to achieve your goal. The cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to that of traditional braces. If you've been in treatment for five months and haven't seen any progress, it's important to consult with your orthodontist or Invisalign dentist.
They will be able to assess your teeth, determine what type of orthodontic treatment you may need, and advise if Invisalign is a good option for you.