How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Your Teeth?

Invisalign® clear aligners can straighten your smile without the hassle of traditional braces, but you may be wondering just

Do you dream of having a beautiful smile? Everyone wants perfectly straight teeth and a smile they’re proud to show off. But the thought of having to wear braces for years to get straight teeth can quickly make your smile disappear. 

The good news is that braces aren’t your only option if you have crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth. Invisalign® is a convenient way to straighten your teeth — no metal required.

Invisalign’s flexible, clear aligners are comfortable and essentially invisible in your mouth. They’re removable, so you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods during treatment. And in many cases, they take less time than traditional braces to give you the straight smile you’ve been wanting.

At 88 Smile Designs, Edly Destine, DDS, and our team can help you get a straight smile with Invisalign. Find out more about what to expect with Invisalign treatment here, and schedule your consultation by calling our office today. 

Get a great smile in about one year

Invisalign technology uses custom-developed clear aligner trays to gently move teeth into their proper position without the hassle of traditional braces. Invisalign is a simple and pain-free way to get straighter teeth. 

Most adults finish Invisalign treatment and have straight smiles in as little as 12-18 months. In some cases, noticeable results begin appearing just a few weeks after starting the Invisalign process.

You wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day and get a new set of aligners every week or two. Each new set of aligners continues to move teeth into proper alignment over time. Since Invisalign trays are made from thin, clear plastic, they’re comfortable and nearly invisible. 

Invisalign is an effective option for teens and adults who want straight teeth but don’t like the thought of painful, cumbersome metal braces. Invisalign can correct mild to moderate misalignments, and some severe cases, including:

These days, Invisalign fixes all of the most common misalignments and can help you achieve a better bite and straight teeth in as little as 12 months. 

What to expect with Invisalign

If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, book an appointment with our Invisalign expert, Dr. Destine. He offers comprehensive smile evaluations to determine if Invisalign is a good option for you.

Dr. Destine begins every Invisalign journey by mapping out your digital treatment plan. Using Invisalign technology, he determines your personal Invisalign step-by-step plan to achieve aligned teeth, then the Invisalign lab develops your first set of aligner trays.

Wear your aligners 20-22 hours every day, taking them out only to clean your teeth and when you eat and drink anything other than water. Follow our team’s guidelines on how to care for and clean your aligners, as well as how often you should change aligners.

During Invisalign treatment, expect to visit our office every four to six weeks for Dr. Destine to check your progress. He makes sure your teeth are moving as planned and answers any questions you have. 

Your aligned smile takes an average of 12-18 months, as long as you follow Dr. Destine’s directions and wear your aligners regularly. Dr. Destine may recommend a retainer to help keep your teeth aligned once you have your new straight smile. '

Does having straighter teeth in about a year sound too good to be true? With Invisalign, it’s not. Contact us today to find out if Invisalign is right for your smile.

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