How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Your Teeth?

At Arizona Smile Designers, our cosmetic dentists are here to give you the smile you want most comfortably and conveniently possible. For Invisalign in Sedona, Camp Verde, and Cottonwood, check us out today.

Straighter Teeth Without Braces

Virtually everyone wants a smile that they’re proud to show off. This can be a major cornerstone of your expressivity. But many people are still put off by the prospect of donning braces for years on end. The payoff of straighter teeth might not seem worth it after all the endless time dealing with uncomfortable and unsightly hardware in your mouth.

That’s why many people have looked to the alternative of Invisalign, which has shown to be more convenient and involves 100% less metal. If you’re deterred by the amount of time it takes for braces to work, know that there’s another way to deal with teeth that are out of alignment, crooked or gapped.

Complete Your Treatment in as Little as One Year

But how much time does it take for Invisalign treatment to work? That’s what most people are interested in if they’re looking for an alternative to braces, and it tends to be their first question. The good news is oftentimes, it won’t take as long as it does with braces to straighten your smile with Invisalign.

Invisalign also comes with the benefit of being practically invisible. It’s a treatment option that is much less noticeable than braces. You can take them out, so eating and brushing are less of a chore. You also don’t have to sacrifice your favorite things to eat.

What to Expect With Invisalign at Arizona Smile Designers

With Invisalign treatment, it usually takes about a year. This shorter time frame attracts many to the option, along with its simplicity and painless nature.

A full treatment with Invisalign can be done in as little as 12 to 18 months. But you might start to notice results in your smile after only a matter of weeks.

The Invisalign aligners are worn for 20 to 22 hours each day. Patients receive new aligner sets once a week or once every other week. With each new aligner set, your teeth are moved further into a straighter alignment throughout your treatment.

Invisalign trays are constructed from plastic. They’re thin and clear, which makes them comfortable to wear and almost impossible for the casual observer to see.

What is Life Like Post-Invisalign?

After your treatment period is complete, we may recommend that you wear a retainer. This will work to keep that straight alignment you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

You’ll want to plan on a visit to the office about every four or six weeks. This is needed so we can see how your smile has progressed. During this visit, we’ll check to see if you have any unanswered questions as we ensure that everything is progressing on schedule.

Give Arizona Smile Designers a call to find out how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with Invisalign in Sedona from a cosmetic dentist you can count on. Our office is located at 350 South Willard Street. Request an appointment today!