How long does Invisalign in Weybridge take to work?

Invisalign in Weybridge is rapidly growing more popular for the simple reason that the system is basically invisible. With the ability to remove them when eating and cleaning, they are an extremely user-friendly option to teeth straightening. We know it sounds too good to be true and some have questions about the time it takes to move teeth vs other more traditional braces but there is no one size fits all to this question. Here’s our discussion on the topic.


‘How long until Invisalign straightens my teeth?’

Simply, the answer is ‘it depends’. For those with more simple cases, aligner work can be done in as quickly as six months. However, on average, Invisalign in Weybridge can take around twelve to eighteen months. With more complicated cases such as crowding, the treatment could be longer at more like twenty-four months. It’s really important to understand early on that just because you look and think you have the same problem with your teeth as someone else you’ve seen who only took six months to move – doesn’t mean that it won’t take longer for you.

To be more specific

When you come and visit us at Weybridge Orthodontics for your initial consultation our dentists will be able to advise on your individual smile and how long they think it could take. Things they will take into account are how much straightening your teeth need to reach the desired result, and how far a distance your teeth need to move – the further the distance the longer the treatment will take. We will also consider the pace of your movement – everyone will move at a different rate and this is not controllable. We look at how complex your case is – the more complicated, the more difficult, the longer time is a standard rule. How much you actually wear your Invisalign in Weybridge will also be considered, as you will be required to wear your trays for 22 hours per day. If you don’t wear your aligners long enough, treatment time will take much longer and just simply won’t be as effective.

All that being said

There are no guarantees on speed with any orthodontic system and the benefits of Invisalign are that you are able to carry on life as usual whilst treatment is happening. The impact on your daily life is very minimal and you won’t need to change any of your dietary habits either.

With Invisalign, your biggest challenge will be making sure you are extra strict with your oral hygiene routine. Making sure you are brushing after every meal and cleaning your appliance correctly twice daily. Poor dental hygiene could lead to gum disease or decay which would be detrimental to progress in straightening.

If you think Invisalign could be the solution for you, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with one of our team. We would love to answer any questions you might have and will be happy to get you booked in for your first appointment!