Invisalign - Treatment time? (photos)
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Hi there,My prediction would be , that if you want only on upper invisalign aligners, would be around 6 months to a year, after you have to get couple sets of retainers!! Every time we do braces average treatment length takes at least take 1-1.5 year, usually 2 years. The reason for that is we want to stabilize the teeth in new position so later on we have less chances for relapse. Relapse means teeth wants to get into their old position, we prevent that with retainer wear after completion of braces, also by slowing the process and fixing the teeth in a new position and keeping on rectrangular wires for some time, which making the roots also move into new position, strongly fixing them and forming extra bone around the roots. Again we might straightened your teeth in 6 months, but we want to keep the braces and fix teeth in new position at least for a year and more.
Usually any orthodontic office before your diagnosis we have to collect comprehensive orthodontic records: includes Xray, models of your jaws, several intraoral photos and based on that only the dentist will give you specifics like how long and stuff like that.
Hope that helped and good luck,
George Sahakyan DDS