How long Invisalign takes depends on a number of individual factors, including your case’s complexity and your individual needs. On average, most people will be in active treatment about 12 to 18 months, but some patients may need up to 2 years while others can be done in as little as 6 months.
Generally, teens will be in treatment less time than adults will be. Their teeth are more responsive to treatment and easier to move. Adult cases can be more complex, and their teeth are more firmly set in the jawbone. This can lead to their treatment times being longer.
Another thing that can affect your treatment time is your compliance. For maximum effectiveness, aligners need to be worn between 20 and 22 hours a day. This means that you can only remove them when you brush and floss or for meals and snacks. At all other times, you need to be wearing your aligners. When you do not wear them, they cannot move your teeth as intended, and this can delay treatment.
Call our office today to learn more about how long Invisalign treatment can take or to schedule your appointment with our Invisalign specialist.