We often hear the question “How long is Invisalign treatment?” from new patients. Invisalign is a fantastic alternative to traditional braces. Not only are they virtually invisible and don’t make a mark on your smile, but they are removable and more comfortable than other orthodontic treatment plans. But some patients are concerned about getting Invisalign because, though they understand that Invisalign is more comfortable than the alternatives, they worry that the trade off is that it will take much longer.
We have good news: Invisalign can actually take less time than traditional orthodontics!
Invisalign, like any other orthodontic treatment plan, works by pushing your teeth into new positions. Unlike braces, which are always working on pushing and pulling your teeth into the correct position, Invisalign only actively works when your aligners are in. So, if you comply with your dentist’s recommendations and wear your aligners 20-22 hours per day, you’ll see some pretty impressive results! The typical length of Invisalign treatment is about 12 months, about half as long as braces.
“How long is Invisalign treatment?” is one of the questions we get most often, but it certainly isn’t the only one!
If you are interested in getting Invisalign but are worried about how long Invisalign takes, we would be happy to put those concerns to rest. Call Penn Dental Family Practice today to see how we can help you get started on the road to your new smile today!