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Has the new year got you thinking about straightening your teeth with Invisalign to get the smile you’ve always wanted? If so, your Cherry Hill and Voorhees, NJ orthodontist understands if you have a ton of questions about Invisalign treatment before you get started. 

The biggest questions our patients ask us about this clear aligner system? They want to know how long their Invisalign treatment time will be. They ask us: “How long does Invisalign take?” Or “When do you start seeing results with Invisalign?” And even “Does Invisalign work faster than braces?”

We get it, you want beautiful, functional teeth as soon as possible! So in this post, we’ll answer these pressing questions about Invisalign treatment time, so you get a realistic idea of when you can expect to see your Invisalign results.

What does the Invisalign Treatment process look like at Piskai Orthodontics?

Before we get to answering, “How long does it take Invisalign to work?” let’s take a moment to explain the Invisalign process. At Piskai Orthodontics, our service is all about personalization, every step of the way. This ensures your Invisalign treatment is as effective as possible and you get a confident smile that’s still you — but looks and functions better! 

Step 1: Free Initial Consultation and Diagnosis

Your Invisalign treatment journey starts with a free consultation that includes digital x-rays and a comprehensive exam by Dr. Piskai. We’ll chat together about your smile goals and Dr. Piskai will share her diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Ask any questions you want about your Invisalign treatment. (Including all those questions about Invisalign treatment time and how fast Invisalign will work for you!) We’ll then wrap up your consultation with the financials — like the overall cost, insurance, and in-office payment options.

Step 2: Digital Images and Treatment Plan

Also at your initial consultation, a member of the Piskai Orthodontics team will use our iTero® digital scanner to take fast, comfortable digital scans of your teeth. The images are turned into a virtual 3D model of your mouth on which Dr. Piskai will plan your Invisalign treatment. The super fun part? She’ll use the Invisalign outcome simulator to give you a preview of your Invisalign treatment journey and your results. It’s like an Invisalign time lapse!

Step 3: Your Custom Invisalign Clear Aligners are 3D Printed

Your Invisalign clear aligners will be 3D printed by the Invisalign lab. You’ll pick them up from our Voorhees, NJ office, we’ll check the fit, then you start wearing them.

Step 4: Wearing Your Invisalign, Seeing the Transformation

You’ll wear your Invisalign guided by the treatment schedule from Dr. Piskai. Typically, you’ll level up from set to set every week, with quick check-ins at our South Jersey orthodontic office every 8-12 weeks. And when do you start seeing results with Invisalign? Expect to see changes in as little as a few weeks, with your Invisalign progress continuing steadily until your treatment is done.

Step 5: Invisalign Treatment is Done! Reveal Your New Smile

Throw that last set of Invisalign aligners in the trash and do a happy dance — celebrate your brand-new smile. At this point, Dr. Piskai fits you with a retainer to lock in your results, which you’ll wear according to her recommendations.

What Factors Affect Your Invisalign Progress?

Now, we have to mention that Invisalign progress, treatment plans, and results are different for everyone. Your Invisalign treatment length of time depends on several factors about your teeth.

Simply put, these factors include:

  • The complexity of your orthodontic issues
  • How much your teeth will need to move to achieve the desired result
  • How fast or slow your teeth will move during treatment
  • How well you stick to your Invisalign treatment plan (The gold standard is wearing them 22 hours/day and changing your clear aligner sets according to schedule.)
  • Your dental health during treatment since cavities or other dental issues can delay or pause Invisalign progress

So What is the Average Invisalign Time?

Based on the above factors, Invisalign results typically take between 6-24 months. Because everyone’s teeth are unique, it makes sense that Invisalign time varies. 

Your Invisalign progress generally means your teeth will move up to .33 millimeters with every set before you move on to the next ones. So the factors we listed — like the complexity of your case and how far your teeth have to move — play a big deciding role in how long your Invisalign will take.

Does Invisalign Work Faster than Braces?

Good question! Invisalign’s length of time isn’t typically much different than if you had chosen braces instead, though in some cases, Invisalign might be faster. And rest assured you’re in expert hands with Dr. Piskai who’s a Platinum Invisalign Provider. 

What does this mean? Th Platinum Invisalign Provider designation means Dr. Piskai has specialized training and extensive case experience with Invisalign. So as a leading South Jersey Invisalign provider in Cherry Hill and Voorhees, NJ, Dr. Piskai can even fix complex cases with Invisalign treatment, cases that historically were only treatable with braces.

Personal Orthodontics in South Jersey with Piskai Orthodontics

Now that you know how long Invisalign takes, ready to take the plunge and look into Invisalign treatment with a leading South Jersey orthodontist? Your Cherry Hill/Voorhees orthodontic team is ready to help you get your one-of-a-kind smile. 

Contact board-certified orthodontist Dr. Piskai and her team today to start your Invisalign treatment.