How long does Invisalign treatment take? This is a very common question when it comes to orthodontic treatment in general. Let’s first give you some insight on Invisalign and how it works!
Invisalign works by pushing your teeth into the desired alignment in small increments. However, unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment uses clear and removable aligners. They are comfortable and easy to use. They work best when you actively wear them as prescribed.
The treatment duration of Invisalign truly depends on the severity of your bite problem, malocclusion or teeth misalignment. Only your orthodontist can decide how long the treatment will take. The treatment process begins when you wear the custom-made aligners on your teeth. You must wear the aligners between 20-22 hours every day to achieve the best results. Only remove the aligners when brushing, flossing and eating.
During your Invisalign treatment you are required to visit your orthodontist and also change your aligners as directed. Your orthodontist will also assess and evaluate the progression of your treatment during your appointment. Usually, adult patients will complete their treatment duration within 12 months, but it still varies depending on compliance and other factors that can affect treatment progression.
If you want to learn more about Invisalign treatment, contact our orthodontic office in Markham.
-The Unionville Orthodontics Team