How long does the Invisalign® treatment take?
Invisalign® is a great orthodontic tool to straighten teeth. It’s easy, comfortable and effective. When it comes to the time of the treatment it really depends on a few factors such as the complexity of the orthodontic problem, the state of the oral hygiene, age and the cooperation and discipline of the patient.
Orthodontic tooth movement depends on the biological response of the periodontal structures around the tooth and the bone. Certain factors such as age, certain diseases or medications affecting the biological response may affect the time of the treatment. The average duration of treatment with Invisalign® is between 6 to 12 months however, certain complex treatments requiring more care usually need more time.
For optimum tooth movement, continuous force application is needed. Thus, the aligners should be worn a minimum of 20 hours a day for the tooth movement to be effective. As an added information, treatment time is relatively short as the aligners can move several teeth at the same time.