You might be wondering how long you actually need to wear your aligners, whether you already have Invisalign or are considering starting your journey with this procedure.
Each day, aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours. This indicates that you can only remove them for a total of two hours each day. Depending on your particular case, the length of your treatment, which can last anywhere between six and twelve months, can be influenced by how long you wear your aligners.
What Makes Wearing My Aligners for 22 Hours a Day Necessary?
Keep to your initial treatment plan
Your teeth will gradually move into their proper positions under constant pressure from the Invisalign aligners. Your teeth’s movement and progression are slowed down if you wear the aligners outside of the recommended time each day. As a result, you might wear your aligners longer than what your orthodontist initially anticipated.
Get the most out of Invisalign treatment
You can achieve a straighter smile by using your aligners as directed. Since your aligners can be taken out to eat or drink, you can take advantage of the advantages Invisalign has over conventional braces. However, it is your responsibility to wear your aligners for 22 hours every day.
Create healthy oral habits
It can be challenging to establish good oral hygiene practices. You’ll need to get used to taking your aligners out only to eat, drink, and brush your teeth during the day as you wear your aligners. You will gain long-term advantages and a straighter, healthier smile by forming these short-term habits.
Does Invisalign work more quickly than braces?
Usually, for the same orthodontic issues, Invisalign and traditional braces take about the same amount of time. Because Invisalign offers more freedom, lifestyle plays a significant role in the treatment you select.
You can anticipate that your orthodontic appointment will last the same amount of time as it would for someone wearing metal braces. You will change your aligners approximately every two weeks and have your metal braces tightened every two to three weeks.
Do I know if Invisalign is right for me?
At Clear Smiles, we can offer you a consultation during which we’ll assess your smile and decide whether Invisalign can help you reach your smile objectives. Call us right away to schedule an appointment!