How long your Invisalign treatment will take depends on your specific misalignment issues. However, here's what you can expect from the Invisalign treatment process from start to finish.
The entire Invisalign treatment process generally takes about a year from start to finish, much like other orthodontic treatments.
That said, it's important to note that your treatment may be longer or shorter depending on your specific misalignment issues.
If you'd like to find out for sure how long your Invisalign treatment will take contact your Straight Smile Centres dentist to book a consultation.
The first step of the Invisalign treatment process is a consultation with your dentist. During the consultation your dentist will complete a comprehensive exam including dental impressions and x-rays, then use this information to create your custom treatment plan.
If Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment option for you, your dentist will send your information to the Invisalign technicians who will create your custom Invisalign aligners. This step in the Invisalign treatment process can take up to four weeks.
Once your clear custom aligners are ready, you will pick them up at your dentist's office. At that time your dentist will check that your aligners fit properly and explain how to care for your aligners and your teeth through your over the course of your Invisalign treatment. After that you can take your aligners home and begin your treatment.
In order to achieve the best results from your Invisalign treatment you must wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day. You should only remove your aligners for eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth. Once you have worn a given set of aligners for a full two week period, you will move on to wearing the next set of aligners in the series. You will continue to change your aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete.
Provided that you have followed your dentist's instructions during treatment, you can expect to achieve the results set out in your treatment plan within the timeframe specified by your dentist.