If you’re considering treatment with Invisalign, you likely have many questions, from what to expect during treatment, guidelines to follow for the best results, to what you can and can’t eat. You might also be wondering how long it takes to get a straight smile with Invisalign. The answer is complicated — our orthodontist near Burbank, CA, explains more here.
Your Specific Case
Generally, treatment with Invisalign takes about one to one and a half years to complete. You will likely see a noticeable difference in about three months! However, this timeline depends on your unique case, such as how misaligned your teeth are and if you have any other dental issues that need to be addressed before starting treatment. Our orthodontist can explain more during a consultation.
Adhering to Guidelines
A significant factor in your treatment’s speed is how well you adhere to the guidelines for clear aligners. While Invisalign trays are removable for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, it is still necessary to wear them for at least 22 hours per day. If you regularly leave them out for longer than the recommended time, delay changing your trays, or lose your trays, it will set your treatment time back. Keep your trays on you all the time, and make sure you wear them for at least 22 hours per day!
After Your Treatment
Following your Invisalign treatment, we may recommend retainers to keep your smile straight. Without retainers, your teeth may shift back to their prior alignment, undoing all the progress! Make sure that you wear your retainers as our orthodontist recommends.
Contact Our Orthodontist near Burbank, CA, for More Information
To get in contact with our friendly team at Bergh Orthodontics, call us at 818-659-6485 for our Burbank office!