How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work?

How long does invisalign take to work?

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How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work?

The average treatment time for invisalign is 12 months.  The aligners provide .25mm of movement to the teeth per aligner.  The more crowded your teeth are the more time it will take.  The best way to insure that you are going to minimize your time in aligners is to wear them for 22+ hours a day and change into your next aligner every two weeks.

Good luck, 

Jim Salazar 

Encinitas Dentist

Just a few weeks after your treatment begins

Just a few weeks after your treatment begins, you should be able to detect visible results. Though the results will appear minimal at first, you can expect to observe continuous progress with each tray change. Most patients can report noticeable changes after approximately 4-6 weeks.

Invisalign timing

Like all orthodontics, Invisalign timing depends entirely on the complexity of the case.  Orthodontic cases vary widely in their complexity and severity, so Invisalign can take from several months to several years.  Consult with your local orthodontist to get information about your particular case.

Brian Povolny, DDS, PhD
Seattle Orthodontist
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How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work?

Invisalign is great because when you wear the aligners they work!  Sometimes in as little as 6 months, more often 12 months and at times 2-3 yrs. (That's unusual).  So visit a Invisalign trained Dentist and get started on a more beautiful, healthier smile.

Madeleinne Zapantis, DMD
Long Island Dentist

How long does invisalign take to work

Most cases in my office take from 9 months to 15 months but it really depends on exactly what your needs are.  Less complicated cases can take 6 months but more complicated cases can take 2 years.  See a qualified dentists who is an invisalign provider to find out how long your case will take.



Leonard Tau, DMD
Philadelphia Dentist
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This Depends Upon Your Needs

In my office the majority of cases that require anterior alignment only take between 6 and 9 months to complete.  More complicated cases involving the movement of back teeth or those stubborn anterior cases take more time, up to 2 years or so.

Good Luck!!

Gary Nack, DDS
Philadelphia Dentist

How long does invisalign take to work?

It works from day 1!...but each aligner can only move teeth so long the treatment takes is determined by how far the most out-of-positioned teeth need to move....If your teeth are twice as "crooked" as your friend....then your treatment will take twice as long

Robert Waxler, DMD, MS
Saint Louis Orthodontist

How long is Invisalign Treatment?

Thanks to the latest advances in technology we are seeing treatment time reduced. With an evaluation, an accurate treatment time can be given.

Robert T. Rudman, DDS, MS
Denver Orthodontist
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Invisalign takes on average 8-10 months..

Most adults fall into this category.  We really shoot for the 6 upper and lower teeth to correct crowding or spaces.

Michael J. Thomas, DDS
Los Angeles Dentist
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Invisalign timeline

So many Invisalign cases are done in 4-6 months.  Some will be 2-3 years.  The majority are between 6 months to a year and a half, in my experience.  Patients are always thrilled with the result and say they are so glad they did it!

John Whittemore, DDS
Memphis Dentist
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