How Long Does Invisalign Take?

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth. If you are asking yourself                                                                                    how long is the Invisalign treatment, the answer depends on several factors, including the severity of your dental problems and how well you follow the treatment plan provided by your dentist. Some very easy cases are as little as 7 Aligners or 7-14 weeks but most cases take around 4- 6 months. Depending on the severity of the case some cases can take a bit longer up to 6- 12 months. The same goes for closing gaps or correcting overbite or Overjet etc. Some very complex cases can take longer to achieve their desired results.

It’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s teeth are unique, and the length of time required for Invisalign treatment can vary significantly from one person to the next. Your dentist will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of how long your Invisalign treatment will take based on a thorough evaluation of your teeth and bite. At Manor House Dental we provide Invisalign to patients in Birmingham and surrounding areas.

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Factors that Influence the Length of Invisalign Treatment 

  • The severity of dental issues
    If you have overcrowding gaps, bite problems, and rotated teeth, this will impact the length of treatment. More complex cases will require more time to correct, while milder cases may be resolved more quickly.
  • Compliance with the treatment plan
    For Invisalign to work effectively, it’s important to wear the aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours per day. Skipping treatment days or not wearing the aligners for the required amount of time will slow down the progress and prolong the treatment timeline.
  • Age
    Younger patients may see faster results because their teeth and bones are still growing and changing. In contrast, older patients may require more time for their teeth to shift into the desired position due to the bones being more set in place.


What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment

  • Consultation and Evaluation
    The first step in your Invisalign journey is a consultation with an dentist. During this appointment, your dentistwill evaluate your teeth and bite to determine if Invisalign is right for you. If it is, your dentistwill create a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
  • Custom Aligners
    Once your treatment plan is established, custom aligners will be made just for you. These aligners will apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position. You will receive several sets of aligners, and you will change to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks.
  • Monitoring Progress
    Your dentist will regularly monitor your progress to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned. This may involve taking x-rays, making impressions of your teeth, or taking photos. We have an app that patients use and put photos and we also see them once a month or so. All X-rays and check has been done before the process starts.
  • Additional Aligners/refinement AlignerAfter completing the initial phase of treatment with traditional braces or clear aligners, a patient may require additional aligners or refinement aligners to fine-tune the alignment of their teeth. Additional aligners are typically used when the initial treatment did not completely address all of the alignment issues, or if new problems have developed during the treatment process. Refinement aligners are similar to additional aligners but are designed to address minor issues or improvements in tooth alignment, rather than major alignment problems.
  • Retainer Wear
    Once your treatment is complete, it’s important to wear a retainer to help maintain the results. Your orthodontist will provide you with a customized retainer and will give you instructions on how to wear it and how often to wear it. As well as Invisalign,

We also offer clear braces and six-month smiles.

At Manor House Dental, we understand that there are a lot of questions to ask about Invisalign and we are here to answer them. Contact us today for more advice and information regarding Invisalign.



Invisalign Treatment FAQs

The length of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of your bite and dental issues, the amount of movement required to correct your teeth, and your compliance with wearing the aligners as prescribed. Some patients may see results in as little as 6 months, while others may need up to a year or more to achieve their desired results.
The length of time it takes for Invisalign to close a gap depends on the size of the gap and the amount of movement needed to correct it. In general, gaps can be closed in 6 to 18 months with Invisalign treatment, but this can vary depending on the individual case.
Yes, Invisalign can be used to correct crowded teeth. The clear plastic aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually shifting them into the desired position. The length of treatment for crowded teeth will vary depending on the severity of the crowding and the amount of movement required to correct it.
The length of time it takes for Invisalign to fix an overbite will vary depending on the severity of the overbite and the amount of movement required to correct it. On average, it can take 9 to 15 months to fix an overbite with Invisalign treatment.
The length of time you need to wear Invisalign will vary depending on your individual case and the severity of your bite and dental issues. On average, treatment with Invisalign lasts 9 to 15 months, but some patients may need to wear the aligners for longer or shorter periods of time to achieve their desired results. It's important to follow your orthodontist or dentist's instructions and wear the aligners as prescribed to ensure the best possible outcome.

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