Sherman Oaks Dental

Dr. Bryan Weyneth

1100 N. Sherman Ave., Suite 103
Naperville, IL 60563

How Long Does Invisalign Take To Work?

Logo of Invisalign, the invisible braces for adults and teens. available at Sherman Oaks in Naperville, Illinois

Invisalign has become one of the most popular orthodontic treatments out there today. This is mostly because you can barely see the aligners, as they are clear. Plus, you can take them out when you are eating, so they do not get in the way. However, you may already know about the benefits of Invisalign, and you may be wondering how long it actually takes for this type of dental treatment to work and straighten your teeth.

There is no set amount of time, as it will depend on your particular situation and needs. For some, treatment time can be as short as six months. For others, it can take as long as 18 months for your teeth to be straightened, so you should expect anything between six and 18 months with standard cases. Of course, you are going to see Dr. Weyneth to set out your treatment plan. He will be with you along the way, and keep you informed regarding the progress of your teeth and will provide you with a realistic timeline. 

Why Does Invisalign Treatment Length Differ?

The length of time it takes for the treatment to work is going to depend on a number of different factors, and this is why it varies so much. Some different things that will impact the treatment length include:

  • How complex your case is – the more complex, the longer it will take.
  • The speed of teeth movement, which differs from person to person.
  • The greater the distance that your teeth must move, the longer the treatment is going to take.
  • How far your teeth are going to need to move in order for the desired outcome to be achieved. 

Crowded teeth are a prime example of when the treatment may take longer than usual. It is not unusual for the treatment time to be around 24 months or sometimes it can be a little longer. In some cases, Invisalign may novt be an effective treatment at all. However, should this be the case, Dr. Weyneth will have other options for you. The first step is to set up an appointment for a consultation today! We look forward to help straighten your smile


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