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How Long Do You Need to Wear Invisalign?

Posted on 2/21/2022 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
How Long Do You Need to Wear Invisalign?Invisalign are clear plastic aligners that help straighten your teeth. They are custom-made for your teeth, and they must track well for you to get the results you are looking for. Your dentist will also give you instructions on how long you should wear them to effectively treat your teeth' misalignment. However, the amount of time you use Invisalign every day greatly depends on your teeth' condition. Some dental problems require using the aligners for long hours, while others might take less than a year.

How Long Are Invisalign Supposed to Be Used Each Day

To achieve the desired shape of your teeth, you have to be strict while using Invisalign. They are mostly worn for about 20 to 22 hours every day to change your teeth' shape effectively. Invisalign is mostly issued to responsible patients since most of them are removable. People using Invisalign are required to remove them when eating, clean them, put them back on and use them for the specified time.

Invisalign also needs to be replaced when they become loose. The good thing about them is that they require fewer dental visits and are effective like metal braces. In some cases, they only need to be used for only six weeks, but that is when you are closing small gaps in your teeth. When you fix overcrowded teeth, six months is enough to correct the problem. Therefore, the amount of time you use your braces depends on the condition of your teeth.

Are Invisalign Better Than Metal Braces?

Both braces and Invisalign have advantages and disadvantages, but many people prefer Invisalign as they are clear and require fewer dental visits. They are also easy to clean and do not hold food particles as metal braces do.

Visit our dental clinic today to get the best Invisalign for your teeth. Our experts will administer your Invisalign depending on your teeth condition.

Thank you for trusting us with your oral health. Give us a call at (650) 321-9693 .

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