Invisalign is a great option for those looking to straighten their teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. Treatment times can vary from person to person, but on average, Invisalign treatment takes between 6 and 18 months. However, the exact duration of treatment will depend on the severity of your case and how often you wear your aligners. For simple cases, Invisalign treatment can last as little as six months.
Most treatment times range from 12 to 18 months, although every patient is different. Once your treatment is finished, wearing a retainer will help keep your new smile from displacing. Invisalign is normally used to treat minor cases, meaning that only 20 to 30 sets of aligners are needed for 6 to 8 months (approximately). As the name suggests, Invisalign are almost invisible aligners that straighten your teeth little by little.
Other treatments with orthodontic appliances, such as fixed appliances (metal and lingual), tend to take longer because fixed appliances move the teeth individually and require monthly checks and new wiring to ensure that the alignment process goes smoothly. Since Invisalign is removable, you'll need the willpower and self-discipline to use the aligners consistently. Each of your Invisalign sets (or trays) will be changed to a new one every two weeks (or as recommended by your orthodontist). Invisalign is ideal for both teens and adults, but how old you are can also affect how fast it works.
The type of spacing or overcrowding problem you have will determine how long you'll need to use Invisalign to get the results you want. It's important to remember that treatment options vary greatly from patient to patient, and while Invisalign is believed to be the fastest treatment option, your orthodontist will always choose the most appropriate treatment for you.