When Will You See Results From Invisalign?

When Will You See Results From Invisalign?

Long gone are the days when braces were the only orthodontic treatment option for misaligned teeth. If your teeth are misaligned but you don’t want to wear braces, perhaps because of how they may affect your appearance during treatment, you may be a candidate for Invisalign.

This treatment option involves wearing clear aligners that gradually shift teeth into their proper positions in the mouth. Although Invisalign offers several potential advantages that traditional braces don’t offer, most who prefer this option appreciate the fact that clear aligners are (as the name implies) practically invisible. 

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Last?

The length of treatment can vary on a case-by-case basis. The following general timelines may help you better understand how long you will need to wear Invisalign aligners before your teeth shift into healthy positions:

  • If you’re receiving Invisalign treatment to correct relatively mild or moderate problems like minor crowding, results might start to show within just a few short weeks. However, to achieve complete results, you may need to continue treatment for several months.
  • If your teeth are significantly misaligned or crowding, it may take months of Invisalign treatment before you begin to see major results. Experts recommend that patients not expect overnight changes. Again, Invisalign treatment is a gradual process.

Generally, Invisalign treatment tends to begin delivering results in six months. That said, it’s important to remember that every patient is unique.

Factors Affecting Invisalign Treatment Results

Certain factors can influence how long it may take for Invisalign to begin noticeably correcting your smile. Whether you fully comply with your treatment plan is one such factor.

Thoroughly review the treatment plan with your dentist to ensure you understand it. To achieve results as quickly as possible, you need to wear your Invisalign aligners for a certain number of hours every day as outlined in your treatment plan, and you have to change them according to the plan’s instructions. 

It’s also worth noting that different patients respond to Invisalign treatment differently. Although some basic rules of thumb can give you a sense of how long it might take to see results, it’s important to be aware that there’s no way to predict with absolute certainty how your teeth will respond to Invisalign. 

Coordinating with your dental professional throughout all stages of Invisalign treatment is essential. They can determine whether Invisalign is an option for you, discussing the pros and cons of various treatment options. During treatment, they will also monitor your results, helping ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective experience for you.

Contact Us to Learn More About Invisalign Today

If you believe Invisalign may be an ideal treatment option for you, our team at Imperial Dental Associates would be happy to discuss the topic in greater detail. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at 203-227-2520.