How Long Does Invisalign Take?

How Long Does Invisalign Take? by Hunt Valley, MD Dentist Dr. Joel Nathanson.

Video Transcript

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Invisalign can take different amounts of time for different patients. It really depends on what you’re trying to accomplish with it, and it also depends on how much tooth movement is needed to accomplish those goals. It’s going to be different for different patients, again, depending on whether you’re just going for a cosmetic result or whether the patient has issues with their bite that they’re trying to fix and get a healthier situation with their mouth.

The shortest course of Invisalign that I’ve ever treated, it took around three to four months. And then there was one patient who I treated who took over two years to accomplish what she wanted to accomplish. But the really good thing about it was that whether it took just a few months or took the couple of years, we got a great result in both cases.

So a nice thing about Invisalign is that they will do a computer simulation before treatment so a patient can tell approximately how long it should take to get the results that they’re looking for. And once they know those results, they approve the treatment and then we go forward and help them to get the Invisalign ordered, get it fitted to their mouth. We monitor the process all the way along and end up with some really beautiful smiles in the end.