How Long does invisalign take?

Invisalign treatment typically takes 9-15 months, but the exact length of treatment can vary depending on the specific needs and goals of the patient. It’s important to follow the treatment plan provided by your orthodontist to ensure that you achieve the best possible results. In some cases, treatment may take longer if the patient has severe misalignment or other complex dental issues. It’s always best to consult with your orthodontist to get a personalized treatment plan and timeline.

There are several factors that can cause orthodontic treatment to take longer than expected, including:

  1. Severe misalignment or malocclusion: If the patient has severe misalignment or other complex dental issues, treatment may take longer to achieve the desired results.
  2. Lack of compliance: If the patient doesn’t follow the treatment plan provided by the orthodontist, it can cause treatment to take longer. This can include not wearing their aligners or other orthodontic appliances as directed, or not attending follow-up appointments.
  3. Underlying medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or periodontal disease, can affect the success of orthodontic treatment and cause it to take longer.
  4. Unforeseen complications: In some cases, unforeseen complications can arise during treatment that can cause it to take longer than expected. This can include tooth decay, tooth loss, or other dental problems that need to be addressed before treatment can continue.

Overall, it’s important to work closely with your orthodontist and follow their instructions to ensure that your treatment goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

At Papasikos Orthodontics, we work with you to give you the best idea of treatment time before you start care. Once you are in treatment, we will guide you through how long Invisalign will take and help you to stay on track to finish on time.