Joseph Ramellini, DMD

Gabrielle Ramellini, DMD

Joseph Ramellini, DMD

Gabrielle Ramellini, DMD

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?

Brunette woman wearing a red blouse folds her arms and smiles as she looks to the side in a parking lot

Invisalign® is a subtle, clear way to straighten your teeth inconspicuously. Not only that, but it is usually quicker than traditional metal braces. A few celebrities who have straightened their pearly whites with Invisalign include: Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Khloe Kardashian, and Tom Cruise. These celebrities live some very busy and public lives. It only makes sense that they would use a method that would straighten their teeth as quickly as possible. So, just how long does it take?

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Just like most treatments, the length of time that Invisalign takes varies depending on the patient and the dental condition they are trying to treat. Treatment time averages as little as 6 months to as long as 18 months. Which is still pretty impressive considering traditional braces treatment time averages about 12-36 months. You wear a new set of aligners about every two weeks. Little by little, your teeth will move with each new aligner until you have the smile of your dreams.

Who Can Benefit From Invisalign?

Invisalign isn’t always ideal for everyone. If you need to address issues with your back teeth, need to rotate teeth or move teeth vertically, Invisalign might not be right for you. Thus, some patients need to go with the traditional metal braces, which are a versatile and affordable orthodontic option. However, Invisalign can usually treat the following dental conditions:

  • Overbite – Upper front teeth close in front of the lower teeth
  • Underbite – Lower teeth protrude past the upper front teeth
  • Crossbite – Upper and lower jaws don’t line up
  • Gapped Teeth – Extra spaces between the teeth
  • Open Bite – Top and bottom teeth don’t meet
  • Crowded Teeth – There isn’t enough room in the jaw for teeth to fit normally
  • Crooked Teeth – Mostly aesthetic

We Can Help You Achieve a Straighter Smile!

Have you considered using “the clear way” of Invisalign to fix your teeth? Contact the Peak Dentistry team to discuss which orthodontic treatment is best for your smile goals and unique oral health history. Schedule your consultation today!

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