It's essential to follow your dentist's instructions in order to keep your Invisalign treatment on schedule. Here, our Surrey Straight Smile dentists share how many hours you need wear your aligners each day and why.
How long your Invisalign treatment will take to complete depends largely on how misaligned your teeth are and how long you leave your aligners in each day. The only way to get an accurate estimate of how long your Invisalign orthodontic treatment will take is to ask your dentist.
Your Invisalign custom aligners must be worn between 20 to 22 hours each day regardless of your estimated treatment length. Essentially, for the treatment to be effective your aligners should remain in your mouth as much as possible.
Of course, aligners should be temporarily removed when eating, brushing, and flossing. Unlike metal braces, you're not limited to what you can eat as long as you remove your aligners before each meal.
The freedom to take your aligners in and out is one of the reasons Invisalign is so popular, however it’s critical not to abuse this advantage.
By leaving your Invisalign aligners out for too long you negatively impact your treatment progress. The fact is that, the less you wear your aligners, the longer your orthodontic treatment will take to achieve the results your looking for.
That's why it's essential to follow your dentist's instructions when wearing Invisalign to achieve the straight beautiful smile you've been dreaming of.