All Smiles Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry
Big Smiles for Little People

How long does Invisalign® take?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on straightening teeth with unattractive and unhealthy misalignments. Traditional orthodontics relied on metal brackets and wire braces that mechanically manipulate tooth alignment when your orthodontist tightens the wires. In contrast, Invisalign® is a more modern method of straightening teeth through a progressive series of custom-made, clear aligners for you.

Invisalign Treatment Time Is Predictable

The length of your Invisalign treatment will depend on your particular case and needs, but most patients' average treatment time ranges from 12 to 15 months. All Smiles Orthodontics and Children's Dentistry, we offer both traditional braces and clear aligners, so we can offer whichever option is most appropriate for you.

Generally, we will recommend the Invisalign system if you have more straightforward alignment issues and not a severe malocclusion that might respond better to the traditional approach.

What helps make Invisalign predictable is the careful digital planning we will use when mapping out your treatment. Then, your aligners are created using this precise plan, and you will change your aligner approximately every two weeks. If you follow our instructions and wear your aligners as directed, then your treatment will follow its path to your newly aligned smile.

You will need to wear a retainer to protect your new smile!

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