How Long Does Invisalign® Take?

Have you been delaying straightening your teeth because the time commitment doesn’t seem worth it? The Invisalign® system can give you a brand-new smile that starts during your very first fitting.

Dr. Peter Gambertoglio in Spring, Texas, offers these insights into how Invisalign works and how long your treatment could take.

What sets Invisalign apart

Unlike traditional braces with brackets and wire, Invisalign aligners use a clear, flexible plastic made from patented SmartTrack® technology that shifts your teeth into the ideal position. This material fits snugly over your teeth and contains no gluten, latex, BPS, or BPA, and they’re practically invisible.

When you undergo Invisalign treatment, Dr. Gambertoglio evaluates your teeth and uses advanced 3D image iTero Element® scanning technology to capture images. Then, he uses ClinCheck® software to map out your personalized digital treatment plan. This innovative approach eliminates the guesswork in teeth straightening by:

You also won’t have to wait and see how your new smile will look, because Dr. Gambertoglio can show you what to expect every step of the way during your very first appointment.

How long to see results

After finalizing your treatment strategy, Dr. Gambertoglio creates your custom-made aligners with Invisalign’s state-of-the-art printing process. You can plan on wearing each set for 1-2 weeks and 20-22 hours each day, depending on your personalized treatment plan.

Once you start wearing your aligners, you can expect to see initial changes within weeks, and some people can finish the entire treatment process in as little as six months. However, the total time depends on the complexity of your teeth-straightening needs. Generally speaking, it usually takes a total of 12-18 months.

Teeth issues Invisalign can correct include:

Invisalign even has SmartForce® attachments that can help with more complicated tooth movements, if necessary. Dr. Gambertoglio can affix these tooth-colored attachments to your teeth to give your aligners better leverage during your treatment, and then remove them when you no longer need them. 

How to get the best results with Invisalign

More than 8 million adults and teenagers have transformed their smiles with Invisalign. To get the best results, Dr. Gambertoglio recommends:

You should also visit Dr. Gambertoglio every 4-6 weeks so he can monitor your progress.

Ready to get a brand new smile? Contact our office to book an Invisalign consultation by calling 281-350-8852 or send us a message online today.

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