How Long Do You Need to Wear Invisalign | RedBankDentistry.com


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Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell, DMD – Red Bank NJ Dentist
97 Maple Ave 
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 741-4700
 http://www.redbankdentistry.com/
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When a person wears braces, they often think about time: How long do I have to wear braces? How many times do I have to visit the dentist? And when it comes to Invisalign, patients begin to wonder even more about time as well as numbers: How many aligners will I have to wear over the course of my treatment? How many hours a day do I have to wear Invisalign?

12 Months

Most Invisalign treatment is completed in an average of 12 months. Some cases may be a little shorter, some may be a little longer – this will depend on the condition your teeth are in, the course of treatment your dentist has laid out for you, and your diligence in following the recommended treatment.

6 Weeks

Because your dentist designs a customized Invisalign treatment plan for you from day one, you’ll leave each office visit – every six weeks or so – with several new sets of aligners that were prepared especially for your teeth. Your dentist will make sure your treatment is advancing properly at these appointments, but part of choosing to undergo Invisalign treatment is being responsible for keeping your treatment on track outside of the dentist’s office.

20 hours

To be effective, Invisalign aligners must be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours every day. That means you only remove them when eating and when cleaning your teeth, about four to six times a day. If you don’t meet this minimum requirement, your treatment could be compromised.

2 weeks

You will wear each set of Invisalign aligners for about two weeks, though this number can vary. Depending on how your dentist has laid out your treatment plan, the difficulty of moving some teeth, and the progress of your orthodontic treatment, some aligners may need to be worn for a little longer than two weeks.

About Red Bank Dentistry – Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell
 
Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell is an experienced dentist in Red Bank, New Jersey accomplished in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and restorative dentistry which helps you to look and feel your very best. 

Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell, DMD – Red Bank NJ Dentist
97 Maple Ave 
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 741-4700
 http://www.redbankdentistry.com/
https://plus.google.com/b/111408399625360641061

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